Today's Matchups To Watch

October 05, 2008|By MIKE PRESTON

Titans DT Albert Haynesworth vs. Ravens G Ben Grubbs

Haynesworth is at the peak of his career and might be the best at his position in the NFL. He has great explosion and gets penetration. He also gets off blocks well. He can force an entire running game to go right. Grubbs is in his second year and has developed into a good all-around player. He has quickness and explosion and can knock people off the ball. When he collides with Haynesworth, the ground will rumble.

Edge: Haynesworth:

Titans RB Chris Johnson vs. Ravens LBs Jarret Johnson and Terrell Suggs

Johnson complements starting running back LenDale White. White is the power runner and Johnson gets to the outside faster than any other running back in the league. Jarret Johnson and Suggs have to contain Chris Johnson on the perimeter. Jarret Johnson is having his best year as a pro and reads the game well. Suggs is having a strong season, as well, but will need to be more disciplined for this game.

Edge: Johnson and Suggs:

Titans DE Jevon Kearse vs. Ravens OT Adam Terry

Kearse is still feared as a pass rusher and is still relentless in pursuing runners to the opposite side of the field. He is fast and has quick hands. Terry has improved from a year ago and should do well against Kearse on running plays to his side. Terry might be able to wear Kearse down in the fourth quarter, but Kearse might have too much speed for Terry overall.

Edge: Kearse:

WHEN THE RAVENS HAVE THE BALL

Ravens offense

Pos. No. Player

WR 89 Clayton

LT 71 Gaither

LG 66 Grubbs

C 60 Brown

RG 73 Yanda

RT 78 Terry

TE 86 Heap

WR 85 Mason

QB 5 Flacco

FB 33 McClain

RB 23 McGahee

Titans defense

Pos. No. Player

LE 90 Kearse

DT 97 Brown

DT 92 Haynesworth

RE 93 Vanden Bosch

OLB 50 Thornton

MLB 52 Fowler

OLB 53 Bulluck

CB 20 Harper

CB 31 Finnegan

SS 24 Hope

FS 33 Griffin

WHEN THE TITANS HAVE THE BALL

Titans offense

Pos. No. Player

WR 19 McCareins

LT 71 Roos

LG 54 Amano

C 68 Mawae

RG 73 Scott

RT 76 Stewart

TE 83 Crumpler

WR 81 Jones

QB 5 Collins

FB 45 Hall

RB 25 White

Ravens defense

Pos. No. Player

LE 90 Pryce

NT 94 Bannan

RE 92 Ngata

OLB 95 Johnson

ILB 52 Lewis

ILB 57 Scott

OLB 55 Suggs

CB 21 McAlister

CB 31 Washington

SS 36 Leonhard

FS 20 Reed

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