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6 Keys to Beating the Baltimore Ravens

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Nov 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant (95) sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The play was nullified due to a Browns penalty. The Browns won the game over the Ravens 24-18. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

2. Blitz the Offensive Line

The Ravens seemed to have quite a few errors against the Cleveland Browns on the offensive line. Players got beat, missed assignments, and caused penalties. The Bengals are going to have to get that line guessing a lot so they can make Joe Flacco get off his game. If Flacco is forced out of the pocket numerous times, it could be a very long day for that offense.

The Bengals would be smart to use a good deal of rotation and even send an extra blitzer or two at times. Just do not send Carlos Dunlap or Michael Johnson back in coverage.

3. Offensive Line Must Improve

The Bengals did not do well against the Miami Dolphins in the offensive line trenches. They struggled early and often, as pressure was getting to Andy Dalton quite a bit. The Ravens can still get after the quarterback and even disrupt rushes. The offensive line must improve this week or it could be a rough day for the offense once again.

Dalton struggles when defenders come free through the interior of the line, and Benjarvus Green-Ellis is not as shifty to make those players miss. The only way the Bengals can get moving offensively is if they stop this potent defensive front