Will John Harbaugh's comments unsettle Aaron Donald vs. Ravens?

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The Baltimore Ravens, sporting a 9-3 record, return to their home turf after a bye week to take on the Los Angeles Rams (6-6) on Sunday at 1 PM. One of the most intriguing matchups will see superstar defensive lineman Aaron Donald go against the Ravens O-Line.

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh spoke to reporters after Wednesday's practice and he gave Donald his flowers, going the distance to name him "probably the greatest to ever play at that position," as quoted by Myles Simmons of Pro Football Talk.

Aaron Donald, just in case you feel lost, is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and this year could mark his fourth adding that piece of hardware to his trophy cabinet. Donald has appeared in all 12 games this season racking up six sacks, 43 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 21 quarterback hits.

Harbaugh, however, gave some pause to the fanfare and said that while Donald is great, the Rams' defense is not just that lone man but rather a fantastic collective unit helping the multi-time DPOY.

"It's not just [Donald], they have just quite a few really good players on defense," Harbaugh said. "They play really hard. They’re flying around [and have] a very disruptive front. So, we have our work cut out for us."

While the Rams are sporting a mediocre 6-6 record, they have improved mightily of late going undefeated in their last three games played between December and November.

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The Ravens lead the AFC North and are tied for the No. 1 seed in the conference with the Miami Dolphins while Los Angeles is currently second in the NFC West only behind the San Francisco 49ers and in the run for a wild-card spot to make the postseason in January.

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