2. Will Justin Madubuike keep his strong start going?
We wrote last week that Justin Madubuike may be a player who will break this game open. He did have a sack in an advantageous situation. Now, he has a chance to string sacks together and get off to a really hot start during the year when he is about to hit free agency.
It started with a good matchup last week, and this week he could have success. Alex Cappa, Ted Karras, and Cordell Volson really struggled in week one. This group is the weakness of the offensive line on paper, and they were manhandled.
There is not a matchup out of the three where Madubuike should feel as though he has a disadvantage. This could be another big game.
The Bengals will want to run the ball. If the Ravens can shut down the run, it puts them in third and long situations, and that is when the pass rush can tee off. Madubuike getting stops early can buy him sack chances late. It also gives the team a great chance to win this game. Keep an eye on that battle along the interior to see if Justin Madubuike can keep this strong season going and guide the Ravens to their second win.