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Mike Preston's key matchups for Ravens vs. Jaguars

Mike Preston's key matchups for Ravens vs. Jaguars
Keep an eye on Brandon Williams' against Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Linder. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

Jaguars LT Luke Joeckel vs Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs: Joeckel is in his second year and he will have problems with Suggs, who has too much speed for Joeckel coming off the edge. The Jaguars have given up 54 sacks this season. Suggs is third on the Ravens in tackles with 47 and has 8.5 sacks. He should be able to pad the sack total against the Jaguars. Edge: Ravens.

Jagaurs WR Allen Hurns vs. Ravens CB Lardarius Webb and CB Asa Jackson: Hurns leads all rookie receivers with 40 receptions for 566 yards and six touchdowns. Webb might be able to use his experience to bait Hurns into a few miscues, but Jackson showed some rust last week returning for the first time in recent weeks because of a toe injury. Hurns might be the Jaguars top offensive weapon. Edge: Even.

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Jaguars G Brandon Linder vs Ravens DT Timmy Jernigan and DT Brandon Williams: Linder, a rookie, has been a bright spot on a poor offensive line. He hasn't given up a sack since Week 7 of the season. Williams has been dominating this season while Jernigan, also a rookie, has been filling in for the suspended Haloti Ngata. Jernigan and Williams are two different style of players and should Linder a lot of trouble. Edge: Ravens.

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