Raiders C Rodney Hudson vs. Ravens DTs Brandon Williams and Michael Pierce

Hudson has been the linchpin of a strong Oakland interior offensive line, joining guard Gabe Jackson as the only two Raiders to play every offensive snap this season. He will have to be resolute in the face of a consistent, well-rotated group of Ravens defensive linemen. Williams and Pierce played 44 and 42 percent of the defense’s snaps against Cincinnati, while fellow tackle Chris Wormley wasn’t far behind, at 40 percent. Coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens won that game “in the trenches,” holding Bengals running back Joe Mixon to 12 carries for 14 yards and hitting quarterback Andy Dalton five times. Pierce, in particular, has excelled this season up front, but Hudson might be his toughest test yet.

Edge: Even

Copyright © 2019, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad