The wide alignment helps with a couple of things. In coverage, you will see these guys drop into a shallow zone to protect the flat. Lining up here puts them closer to their assignment. When rushing the passer, they have the speed to make up that ground which puts pressure on the tackles to kick outside wide enough to pick them up. It helps them set up double moves and get folks off balance when they want to cut back inside.
Over at Arrowhead Pride, the concern was stopping the high-powered Broncos offense, something Nick Jacobs focused on.
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Wes Unseld Womens Jersey This is going to be a great challenge. This is the best offense in the NFL from a mismatch perspective. The Chiefs pass rush and secondary will be challenged in the same way they were against the Texans, Browns and Bills. All had talented tight ends and wide receiver corps. None of them had a Peyton Manning though.
One thing the Ravens have done well is stop the run. Matt Forte can’t be expected to have a huge game against Baltimore and the No. 10 rush defense. The biggest issue with the Ravens is that they are unable to run the ball themselves. Ray Rice is having a terrible season thus far, and it’s showing.
Baltimore averages just 73.1 rushing yards per game, which puts it at No. 30 in the NFL. Rice has carried the ball 115 times for 289 yards with three touchdowns and a per-carry average of 2.5 yards. He also has two fumbles on the season. That said, the Bears have an exploitable run defense, as they allow opponents to rush for 129.4 yards on average, so this could be an opportunity for him to get back on the horse.