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Mike Preston's key Ravens-Chargers matchups

Mike Preston's key Ravens-Chargers matchups

Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston picks three key matchups in the Ravens' game against the San Diego Chargers.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen vs Ravens CB Jimmy Smith: Allen is a big target for quarterback Philip Rivers and he leads the NFL with 62 receptions for 690 yards and three touchdowns. Allen is averaging nine catches a game and is on pace for a 142-catch season. Smith has struggled with consistency most of this season but has all the physical tools to be dominant. Smith just needs to be more aggressive and learn how to put his hands on receivers at the line of scrimmage in press coverage. Edge: Chargers.

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