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Ravens vs. Chiefs: Key matchups

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in a game against the Detroit Tigers.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in a game against the Detroit Tigers. (Charlie Crowhurst / Getty Images)

Key matchups in the Ravens' game against the Chiefs Sunday at 1 p.m.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce vs Ravens S's Will Hill and Kendrick Lewis: The Ravens have been poor in covering tight ends and will pay for it if they can't slow down Kelce. He has 59 catches for 749 yard with four touchdowns. Unlike some tight ends, he can work the deep middle of the field. Hill is one of the team's better tacklers with 56 and Lewis has 46. The Ravens are allowing nearly 250 passing yards per game. Edge: Chiefs.

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Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali vs. Ravens LT Kelechi Osemele: Hali has 6.5 sacks and can bring pressure from the outside. His biggest weapon is his speed and that ought to give Osemele trouble. Osemele is better suited against power rushers, but he does have great athleticism. This will be Osemele's second straight start at left tackle after playing left guard most of the season. Edge: Even.

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin vs. Ravens CB's Jimmy Smith and Shareece Wright: Seattle went after Wright and cornerback Lardarius Webb last week, but Kansas City will have more balance and attack all areas of the field. Maclin has 72 catches for 935 yards and five touchdowns this season. Smith will be able to handle him physically, but getting hands on Maclin might be a problem. Wright will struggle with him. Edge: Chiefs.

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