Keys To Victory: Ravens @ Lions


Three Keys To Victory For Baltimore

Run away from Suh and Fairley

The Ravens running game has been awful all season long. What normally was the staple of their offense has become their biggest liability. The numbers do not inspire much confidence for the Ravens who will face a Lions defense that ranks sixth against the run by surrendering just less than 100 yards per game. Ray Rice is averaging 3.0 yards per carry, which people have tried to dismiss as Rice’s skills diminishing but the younger Bernard Pierce averages 2.7… ouch!

The Lions strength is undoubtedly their dominant defensive tackle duo of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. They have 67 total tackles between them and ninesacks. Their motto is “stop the run on the way to the quarterback” and they certainly live up to this. With the Ravens anaemic running game facing a stifling defensive duo they must find…

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