Nickel Package: 5 things to watch in Ravens vs. the Eagles
Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson previews Sunday's matchup between Baltimore and Philadelphia
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3. Pass blocking
The Eagles' aggressive wide-nine is a challenge to solve from an assignment and personnel standpoint. Pro Bowl defensive ends Trent Cole and Jason Babin combined for 29 sacks last season. Speed is their game. Cole will line up across from Michael Oher, who's in his second game back at left tackle, while rookie Kelechi Osemele is responsible for slowing down Babin. The Ravens aren't expected to use an inordinate amount of maximum-protection blocking schemes, but may use some three-step drops for quarterback Joe Flacco to run a quick-game approach. In order to keep the no-huddle offense rolling, Flacco has to be granted sufficient time to identify his targets.