Detroit Lions vs. Baltimore Ravens Preview

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Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) gets away from Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Brad Jones (59) during the first quarter of a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Lions Rushing Offense vs. Ravens Run Defense

This isn’t the same Baltimore defense NFL fans have grown accustomed to seeing. Future Hall of Famer Ray Lewis retired after last season, and safety Ed Reed has moved on. That isn’t to say there aren’t any playmakers. Haloti Ngata is arguable the best nose tackle in the game, and Detroit’s tackles will have their hands full with Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil on the edges of the Ravens 3-4 defense. They’re also a top-10 rushing defense.

Reggie Bush’s health may be of question, but I think he’ll play on Monday. Meanwhile, Joique Bell has proven to be a valuable back time and time again and could give the Ravens trouble. However, I don’t expect Detroit to rush all over this defense. If Detroit’s going to win this one, it’s going to be through the air and not against the tough Ravens run defense. It’s Advantage – Baltimore