When the Ravens defeated the Bengals in overtime, 20-17, on Nov. 10, strong-side linebacker Elvis Dumervil was pivotal. He sacked Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton three times in a five-sack day for the Ravens. Since that game, the Bengals have shifted Andrew Whitworth (77) from left tackle to left guard and installed Anthony Collins at left tackle. With Collins providing more time to throw, Dalton has 13 touchdowns and three interceptions since the loss to the Ravens. In 526 snaps, Collins hasn't allowed a sack or a hit on Dalton, according to Pro Football Focus. Dumervil has 9.5 sacks this season, but none since the Ravens' Nov. 24 win over the New York Jets. He's been dealing with a bruised and sprained right ankle since the Ravens' Nov. 28 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but has been getting healthier in the past two weeks.
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