1. How will the Baltimore Ravens edge rushers get pressure?
The Detroit Lions have two of the best tackles in the NFL. Taylor Decker has been injured, but he is still giving higher-end play. Then, there is Penei Sewell. When you combine the run blocking with the pass protection there are only a small number of linemen better and more impactful in the NFL.
This is an issue because the edge rusher department is still a work in progress for the Ravens. That is not diminish Jadeveon Clowney, who is having an impactful season. However, when you look at the list of tackles that he has squared off with, it is hard to find a name close to these two.
Kyle Van Noy is starting to get warmed up but is not making huge impacts yet. Tyus Bowser appears to have hit a setback, and Odafe Oweh may be one more week away. It is putting a lot on Clowney to consistently beat Sewell, and even if you give up on Sewell, he will have a long day with Decker, and the Lions will run at whoever is lined up opposite of Clowney. This is a bad game for the Ravens to be weak at edge rusher. Mike MacDonald will have to be calculated in how he can get pressure home.