Mike Preston's key matchups for Ravens at Lions
Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston breaks down the three most important matchups he sees in Monday night's game between the Ravens and Lions at Ford Field in Detroit.
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Lions CBs Rashean Mathis and Chris Houston vs. Ravens WRs Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones( December 13, 2013 )
The Lions rank 25th in passing defense, allowing 255.8 yards per game. If QB Joe Flacco gets time, the Ravens believe they might be able to hit some home runs against these corners. To open up the coverage, the Ravens need Smith to make some catches down field. He has dropped four passes in the past two weeks, all of vertical routes.