Here's three key matchups when the Ravens play the Seahawks at M&T Bank Stadium:
Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls vs. Ravens ILBs Daryl Smith and C.J. Mosley: Seattle has the No. 1 rushing attack in the NFL paced by Rawls, a rookie. Seattle averages 146.6 rushing yards per game and Rawls has rushed for 768 yards and four touchdowns on 141 carries. The Ravens are ranked No. 10 in rushing defense, allowing only 97.5 yards a game. Smith leads the Ravens in tackles with 96 and Mosley has 78. Edge: Seahawks
Seahawks safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas vs. Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams: Gillmore has developed into a nice possession receiver for the Ravens with 33 catches for 412 yards. Chancellor and Thomas might be the best safety duo in the league, and Chancellor is a punishing tackler. He has 74 for the season, third best on the Seahawks. Thomas is fourth with 52. Look for Maxx Williams to give Gillmore some relief at times because neither is totally healthy. Edge: Seahawks.
Seahawks CB Richard Sherman vs. Ravens WR Kamar Aiken: Aiken has become the Ravens top receiver and has 49 receptions for 584 yards. He has had a good season but hasn't gone against a cornerback like Sherman. Few quarterbacks throw in Sherman's direction, but it will be interesting to see how Aiken plays against perhaps the top cornerback in the game. Sherman has 40 tackles and one interception this season. Edge: Seahawks.