Mike Preston's matchups: Ravens vs. Browns

September 26, 2010|By Baltimore Sun reporter

Ravens Wide-outs Derrick Mason and Anquan Boldin vs. Browns Cornerbacks Eric Wright and Sheldon Brown: Wright and Brown have gotten better through the years, but the Ravens have always gone after Cleveland's cornerbacks with success. In the past, comeback and slant routes have been good for the Ravens against the Browns, and it won't change much today. Look for the Ravens to challenge the Browns deep several times. Edge: Ravens.

Ravens P Sam Koch and K Billy Cundiff vs. Browns return specialist Joshua Cribbs: Cribbs is one of the most feared return specialists in the game. He never hesitates, and he accelerates through the hole. He is extremely fast and has good body lean. Cundiff and Koch have to do a good job of directional kicking or at least getting enough height on punts to allow the Ravens to cover. Edge: Ravens.

Ravens RT Marshal Yanda vs. Browns DE Robaire Smith: Yanda has been solid through the first two games even though he was moved from right guard to right tackle. Yanda is big and physical but lacks the long arms of a tackle, which would allow him to keep opposing players away from his body. Smith has long arms, and he should give Yanda problems. The Ravens might have to do a lot of chip blocking with Yanda. Edge: Browns.

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