Ravens right tackle Rick Wagner has earned plenty of praise in his first year as the starter, but faces his biggest challenge to date in Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake, who primarily lines up on Wagner¿s side.
The confidence of star Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has kept pace with his rapidly increasing production this year. Gordon has overcome persistent early-season trade rumors, a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy and a revolving door at quarterback to emerge as one of the top receivers in the league.
Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins, one of the most disruptive interior linemen in the game, injured his right anterior cruciate ligament and is scheduled to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam today to confirm that it's torn.
The Ravens will get a chance to right their ship against the Cleveland Browns, a team they have defeated 10 straight times. While Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel thinks the Browns, who have a good defense, will put up a fight, picking an 11th consecutive win wouldn't be very courageous of him. But he is willing to go out on a limb and make these four bold predictions for Sunday's game.
Even if Bryant McKinnie does not prove to be an upgrade over Michael Oher, his return to the Ravens and the left tackle position should make the Ravens stronger at both left guard and right tackle. Make no mistake, though, Oher will still be in the crosshairs of formidable NFL pass rushers over at right tackle.