Baltimore Ravens: 5 Keys to Victory vs. Arizona Cardinals

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Ravens Secondary vs. Cardinals Wide Receivers

Jan 3, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver

Larry Fitzgerald

(11) celebrates with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver

Jaron Brown

(13) during the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers in the 2014 NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

I am going to spare the disappointing numbers for the Ravens defense because if you have been watching, you know it is not good. Week after week, the secondary is getting scorched. No one is making plays and the passing numbers are astronomical.

Now they get to take on a wide receiving corps that ranks sixth in passing offense led by Carson Palmer, the top quarterback according to Pro Football Focus, and a three-headed monster at receiver.

Larry Fitzgerald is having a renaissance year in his 12th season as he has 583 receiving yards on 43 catches and is tied for the NFL lead in touchdown receptions with six. John Brown has 33 catches for 497 yards and led the Cardinals with 10 catches for 196 yards in the loss at Pittsburgh. Michael Floyd is having a down season, but is still a threat in his own right.

Baltimore doesn’t have the speed to match with the Cardinals wide outs. Dean Pees will need to find a way to limit their effect on the game or Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb could be in for a long night on Monday.

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