1. The Baltimore Ravens have to follow Amon-Ra St. Brown with Marlon Humphrey
When you look at the Detroit Lions offense, it is hard to see them getting much going in the passing game without Amon-Ra St. Brown. How the Ravens defend St. Brown may dictate whether they win or lose. St. Brown plays over half of his snaps in the slot. That would mean that he is spending a lot of this game matched up with Arthur Maulet.
That could work, and Maulet has not been bad, but he may be the last cornerback the Ravens want on the Lions' top wideout. The best cornerback would be Marlon Humphrey. The Ravens have not moved Humphrey around in recent weeks, but he has also been on a snap count.
Humphrey went from 55% to 82% last week, so you would assume that he is ready for 100% of the snaps. With Brandon Stephens likely to play 100% of the snaps across from him, they can finally move their cornerbacks around because there is no platoon to stick to. Stephens is also versatile and even had to move to safety last week.
When you add that Ronald Darby or Rock Ya-Sin can play outside when Marlon Humphrey plays the slot, it is hard to think why the team would not try this. Humphrey can follow St. Brown all over the field. He can shut him down in the slot and take him outside as well. It puts the Ravens' best on the Lions' best and prevents St. Brown from having a big day. The personnel is fully equipped to make that happen, so why not try it this weekend?