Baltimore Ravens: Five Biggest Matchups vs. Steelers

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Sep 11, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) reacts after sacking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Elvis Dumervil vs Kelvin Beachum

Elvis Dumervil easily won this battle from the last game. He notched two sacks against the Steelers and made Ben Roethlisberger definitely feel his presence. This is a crucial matchup that the Ravens must win to make Roethlisberger uncomfortable in the pocket and make him force throws. Dumervil has been the Ravens best pass rusher on the season, as he comes off the bench only in pass rush situations. This allows Dumervil to have success because he enters the game with fresh legs and with more energy than the opposing offensive tackle.

Roesthlisberger is coming off what was possibly the best game of his career and is definitely hot and feeling the momentum. The pass rush as a whole needs to show up to get into Ben’s head early and take him out of the rhythm that he is feeling.

Dumervil leads the Ravens with 7.0 sacks on the season and will be looking to add a couple more on Sunday night.