New York Giant Battle Lines: Key Matchups for Preseason Week Three

August 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This is the first in a series of weekly articles targeting the key one-on-one battles that should ultimately decide the game.  This week, the Giants travel south to Baltimore to face the Ravens. 
The Ravens are one of the elite teams of the AFC and a strong contender for the Super Bowl.  They arguably have the best offensive line in the league and now have plenty of weapons for quarterback Joe Flacco.  The Ravens defense anchored at three levels by all pros Haloti Ngata, Ray Lewis, and Ed Reed is still formidable, but a decline is eventual given the age of the group in total.
Key Battles
Ravens LT Michael Oher vs Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka / Osi Umenyiora
Oher was moved to left tackle this offseason where he is expected to be a fixture for the next decade.  Oher is a driven and dedicated player and has a great combination of power and technique. 
Kiwanuka and Umenyiora were both disappointments last season, particu...

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