Nickel Package: 5 things to watch in Ravens vs. the Eagles
Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson previews Sunday's matchup between Baltimore and Philadelphia
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1. Ray Rice and LeSean McCoy
Elusive, fast and ultra-productive, Rice and McCoy are two of the most dynamic all-purpose runners in the league. Whether it's off-tackle zone plays, halfback draws, I-formation dives or swing passes, Rice is heavily involved in a variety of ways. His role figures to increase after a lighter workload in the first game, and he'll square off with athletic linebackers DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks. McCoy led the NFL with a franchise-record 17 rushing touchdowns last season. His tendency to bounce outside represents a threat to a linebacking corps headlined by middle linebacker Ray Lewis.