5 matchups where Baltimore Ravens have the advantage over Cincinnati Bengals

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1. The Baltimore Ravens should beat up the Cincinnati Bengals' interior offensive line 

The Baltimore Ravens run defense was embarrassed by the Cleveland Browns front. To be fair, the Browns have a good interior offensive line, but you expected so much more from the front that had been so good against the run. 

On Thursday, this fron has to shake it off and have an excellent game against the run. The Bengals' interior offensive line has remained a weakness. Ted Karas is about average at best, and both Cordell Volson and Alex Cappa have been up and down. Volson has remained the weak link.

The Ravens duo in the middle is supposed to be the best in the NFL right. Michael Pierce is defending the run at a high rate and is even pushing pockets. Justin Madubuike has always been good against the run and now is leading defensive tackles in sacks. 

More than these two, the run defense was held back by Patrick Queen, who played poorly and missed too many tackles. He needs to rebound back to a breakout year that he was putting together. 

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They have two solid linemen who are having strong years. If Sunday was just a blip against a good unit, they would dominate the Bengals and force them to be one-dimensional. If not, the Bengals may have success