Mike Preston's Ravens-Browns matchups to watch
Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston breaks down the key matchups in the Ravens' home opener against the Cleveland Browns.
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Ravens RBs Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce vs. Browns LB D'Qwell Jackson( USA Today Sports / September 14, 2013 )
Jackson (Maryland) gets downhill quickly and has good range. He can get off blocks and is one of the Browns¿ top tacklers. The Ravens couldn't run last week against Denver, but there is an emphasis on the running game this week against the Browns. The Ravens usually do a good job of getting running lanes for Rice against the Browns even though Cleveland showed a strong run defense against Miami last week.