Patriots DT Vince Wilfork vs Ravens C Matt Birk

Wilfork is a load, and there's no other way to describe him. He is the captain on a defense that has been the butt of many jokes as it tumbled to the bottom of the league statistically this season. While the numbers have been ugly, Wilfork has provided the defensive line with stability. The Patriots' defense may give up a lot of yards, but the group has made a living at taking advantage of opportunities and making big plays. Surprisingly, Birk has held up in a season that could be his last.He is more of a technician than a power guy, and he'll struggle with Wilfork. A key for the Ravens is to double Wilfork, get movement and then have another player scrape off to seal any linebackers. Edge: Patriots

Wilfork is a load, and there's no other way to describe him. He is the captain on a defense that has been the butt of many jokes as it tumbled to the bottom of the league statistically this season. While the numbers have been ugly, Wilfork has provided the defensive line with stability. The Patriots' defense may give up a lot of yards, but the group has made a living at taking advantage of opportunities and making big plays. Surprisingly, Birk has held up in a season that could be his last.He is more of a technician than a power guy, and he'll struggle with Wilfork. A key for the Ravens is to double Wilfork, get movement and then have another player scrape off to seal any linebackers. Edge: Patriots

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