Three key matchups when the Ravens host the Jackonsville Jaguars Sunday at 1 p.m.
Jaguars WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns vs. Ravens CBs Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb: Robinson (707 receiving yards, six touchdowns) and Hurns (635, six) are just the third receiver duo since the 1970 merger to record 600-plus receiving yards and six or more touchdowns receptions in the first eight games. Hurns has good size at 6 feet 3, 205 pounds. Smith and Webb have struggled this season, and it will be interesting to see whether the Ravens patched up the holes in the secondary during the bye week. Edge: Jaguars.
Jaguars QB Blake Bortles vs. Ravens S's Will Hill and Kendrick Lewis: Bortles doesn't get much credit for running with the ball, but he has been able to extend plays by scrambling outside the pocket or simply running up the middle of the field. Bortles has thrown for 2,193 yards this season with 17 touchdown passes and has rushed for178 yards on 27 carries. Hill has been the Ravens' most consistent player in the secondary and certainly one of the team's top tacklers. Lewis has struggled in pass coverage, and he'll have to play well against Bortles for the Ravens to win. Edge: Jaguars.
Jaguars WLB Telvin Smith vs. Ravens OTs Rick Wagner and Eugene Monroe: Smith has made 75 total tackles (58 solo), knocked down six passes and intercepted one, which he returned for a touchdown. He has good quickness, which means he'll give both tackles problems, especially Wagner. Monroe, a left tackle, should be amped up playing against his former team. He needs to have a strong second half of the year if he wants to be on the roster for the 2016 season. Edge: Ravens.