Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders: 5 Keys to Victory

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Sep 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive back Darian Stewart (26) intercepts a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore (80) during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens Tight Ends vs. Raiders Safeties

Much of the hype entering the season was the Ravens young, but talent players they drafted at the tight end position. Crockett Gillmore, Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle are expected to be key parts of the offense, but did next to nothing in the opener. Crockett caught two passes for 23 yards and Williams had one catch for 15 yards. Then again, no one did well in the opener.

The Ravens need a presence in the middle of the field with the lack of a vertical threat on the outside. The young group is also entering a game in which the Raiders are expected to be without both their starting safeties in Nate Allen and Charles Woodson.

Flacco looked to Gillmore three times on the Ravens final drive last week, including a key fourth down play. A few plays later, Flacco threw the game-ending interception on a pass intended for Gillmore. Look for Marc Trestman to get the tight ends involved quite a bit on Sunday with the Raiders’ injuries at safety.

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