Mike Preston's key matchups for Ravens vs. Bears
Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston breaks down three key matchups to watch in Sunday afternoon's Ravens game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
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Bears RB Matt Forte vs. Ravens ILBs Jameel McClain and Daryl Smith( November 15, 2013 )
The Bears are averaging 111 rushing yards per game, and Forte has 691 yards on 157 carries and seven touchdowns. The key is keeping him from getting his shoulders square coming through the line of scrimmage because Forte has good size. McClain has played well despite missing most of the first half of the season with a back injury, and Smith is the team's leading tackler. Ideally, the Ravens want to cut off the run and make the Bears one dimensional.