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WR Brandon Marshall

- Marshall is one of the best wide receivers in the league and has been for several years. He's big (6-foot-4, 230 pounds). He's physical. He makes big plays down the field. He also a playmaker after the catch. He had 118 catches for 1,508 yards and 11 touchdowns last year, and he's among the league leaders in all three categories once again this year. He and fellow Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery are arguably the NFL's best receiving tandem.

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RB Matt Forte

- Forte has been one of the better running backs in the NFC for the past several years, and he becomes even more important with quarterback Jay Cutler sidelined by an ankle injury. He struggled against the Lions last week. He had only 33 yards on 17 carries. But he had 125 yards and a touchdown against the Packers the week before that and 91 yards and three touchdowns versus the Redskins the game before that.

DE Julius Peppers

- Peppers is 33 now, and his production has dropped off this season, but he's still Julius Peppers and will be facing a Ravens offensive line that has struggled at times protecting Joe Flacco. Peppers has just 18 tackles two sacks in nine games, and opposing offenses can focus more attention on him with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton out, but the 11.5 sacks he had last year show he is still capable of disrupting a game.

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