Bengals DT Domata Peko vs. Ravens C Matt Birk and G Marshal Yanda

Peko is the leader of the NFL's fifth-ranked defense (No. 2 against the run). The Bengals rotate eight players on the defensive line, but Peko is the best and has great strength. He'll play head-up or in the gap but somewhere near Birk or Yanda. This is a good time for combination blocks, and the Ravens have to get Peko moving if they are to run the ball successfully. Yanda can match Peko with power, but Birk will need double-team help. Edge: Even
Peko photo by US Presswire; Birk photo by The Baltimore Sun's Christopher T. Assaf; Yanda photo by The Sun's Karl Merton Ferron
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