Today's Matchups To Watch

November 23, 2008|By MIKE PRESTON

Eagles DT Brodrick Bunkley vs. Ravens OG Ben Grubbs

Bunkley and fellow defensive tackle Mike Patterson have been the keys to Philadelphia's run defense. Bunkley is a load to move in the middle. He plays with power and has agility. He can collapse the pocket. Grubbs has had a solid season. He started out well but has leveled off the past two weeks. The Ravens will need a strong effort from him against Bunkley and for the rest of the season.

Edge: Bunkley:

Eagles RB Brian Westbrook vs. Ravens linebackers

Westbrook is an amazing weapon, but his status is questionable because of an injury. He can produce points as a running back or a receiver. He can line up outside or in the slot. The Eagles are good at creating mismatches with him. It will be up to the Ravens' linebackers to know where Westbrook is at all times to help to reduce the mismatches. The Ravens will probably try to hold Westbrook at the line of scrimmage as long as possible.

Edge: Ravens linebackers:

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson vs. Ravens CB Samari Rolle

Jackson can fly. He has 42 receptions for 652 yards and has big-play potential from anywhere on the field. Jackson is only 5 feet 10 and 175 pounds, so Rolle can match up with him physically. Regardless of his speed, Rolle won't fear playing press coverage on him. If Rolle struggles, look for the Ravens to move Frank Walker over on Jackson.

Edge: Even:

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