1 The Ravens need to get an early lead and force the Chiefs out of their run-oriented offense. Playing catch-up is not a Kansas City strength.
2 The Ravens have to win the special teams matchup. Because both teams have good defenses, field position will probably play a determining factor.
3 Ravens QB Stoney Case has to be patient. The Chiefs will throw a number of looks and blitzes at him, but Case must remain poised.