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 WR Calvin Johnson vs. Ravens CB Jimmy Smith( December 13, 2013 )
They don't come any bigger, faster or stronger than Johnson, who ranks second in the NFL in receiving yards (1,348) and receiving touchdowns (12). Smith started slow this season but has become the Ravens' top cornerback. He has the size to match Johnson, but not the power or experience. Teammate Matt Elam didn't help Smith by calling Johnson "old" this past week.