Inside slant

Inside slant: When the Ravens have the football...

Expect Baltimore to do everything possible to establish Jamal Lewis to reduce the pressure on rookie quarterback Kyle Boller. Baltimore may err on the side of caution to protect Boller's psyche.

Key matchup

C Mike Flynn vs. NG Casey Hampton

Flynn draws a bullish assignment.

When the Steelers have the football

Motion and misdirection are constantly used by offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey. Elaborate disguises are employed by an offense steeped in toughness.

Key matchup

CB Chris McAlister vs. Plaxico Burress

Ravens' franchise player has to thrive in these high-profile situations to gain Pro Bowl acclaim, lucrative contract he's seeking.

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times.

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