9. Do the Baltimore Ravens have the best interior duo in the NFL?
The Baltimore Ravens' interior defensive line duo is slowly becoming one of the best in the NFL. Justin Madubuike has already hit his career-high in sacks, and he is having a career year in pass rush win rate as well. He is already a good run defender, which has made this one of the best run defense fronts in the NFL. That is because all Michael Pierce knows is defending the run. He is a load and has always been a great run defender. This year, he is healthy and playing like his vintage days. Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals was the best play of his season.
Madubuike is currently top ten in pressures and Michael Pierce is top ten in run stops, per PFF. They are currently the only duo to have a player in each. Some players are in the top ten for each category, but as far as a duo, this is as good as it gets. They complement each other well and the Ravens defensive success should be accredited to these two more.