The Baltimore Ravens have a big game on Sunday to avoid a two-game losing streak. The Ravens got off to such a hot start and could sink back to .500 so quickly. However, they are favored to beat the Tennessee Titans, and they have some matchup advantages. Where can the Ravens put this game in their favor?
3. The Baltimore Ravens defensive line has to dominate the trenches
The Tennessee Titans' offense has been held back by their offensive line. They made some bad moves in the draft and are now trying to piece things together up front. At tackle, they have Andre Dillard, who was a bust with the Philadelphia Eagles, and Chris Hubbard, who has been a backup in recent years.
They are not much stronger along the interior, either. They signed Daniel Brunskill and drafted Peter Skoronski to play guard. Both have been fine, but they have had to adjust to the new team, and Skoronski has already missed some time. Aaron Brewer at center has brought questions as well.
This should be perfect for the Baltimore Ravens. Both Michael Pierce and Justin Madubuike are in the middle of their career years. Pierce is healthy and playing his best, and Madubuike is playing for a contract. They have been dominant against the run, which is huge because Derrick Henry is still the pulse of this team.
Along the edges, it looks like Odafe Oweh may be out another week. Still, Kyle Van Noy is now integrated another week, and Jadeveon Clowney is having a strong season. He played well against a former team, the Cleveland Browns, and now can get revenge in plus matchups on both sides.
If the Ravens defensive front does not over power the Titans, this will be a bad game.