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Mike Preston's key matchups for Ravens vs. Titans

Mike Preston's key matchups for Ravens vs. Titans
Ravens guards Kelechi Osemele and Marshal Yanda warm up before their game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium last September. (Kevin Hoffman / USA TODAY Sports)

Titans QB Zach Mettenberger vs. Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees: The Titans like Mettenberger's size and arm strength despite the sixth-round pick's inexperience. Mettenberger, a pocket passer, has completed 29 of 46 passes for 316 yards and two touchdowns. The Ravens can't cover well on the back end, so Pees must find ways to pressure Mettenberger. Because of his lack of mobility, the Ravens should be able to get to him. Edge: Ravens

Titans TE Delanie Walker vs. Ravens safeties Will Hill, Darian Stewart and Matt Elam: At 6 feet and 248 pounds, Walker is a big target in the middle of the field. He has 35 catches for 475 yards and four touchdowns, and gets a lot of yards after the catch. Walker doesn't run around the opposition but over it, averaging 13.6 yards per catch. Hill, Stewart, Elam must slow Walker. Elam has missed a lot of tackles, and Stewart is slow getting to the ball. Edge: Titans

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Titans DT Jurrell Casey vs. Ravens Gs Kelechi Osemele and Marshal Yanda: Casey, the Titans' best defensive lineman, has 31 tackles with four sacks. He is disruptive because he gets penetration and could line up anywhere in Tennessee's 3-4 defense. Osemele and Yanda need to redeem themselves, especially Osemele, who had a hard time picking up blitzes last week. Look for the Ravens to run the ball and stay after Tennessee. The Ravens might be able to wear down Casey. Edge: Ravens

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