Patriots-Ravens matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m.
Posted By Kevin Fishbain

Here is a key matchup to watch in the Week Six game between the Patriots and Ravens:

Patriots OLT Matt Light vs. Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs

Through their first four games, the Patriots have done an admirable job protecting Tom Brady, and that's without two-time Pro Bowl OG Logan Mankins. But Suggs is the best pass rusher they have seen this season. He has 2½ sacks this season and recorded one sack in each meeting against the Pats last season (including playoffs).

Dolphins OLB Cameron Wake had success against the Pats, notching a sack, two TFLs and three QB hits. Wake attacked the right side of the Patriots' line, and Suggs will likely go after Light on the left.

The most memorable of the five sacks the Patriots have given up this season came at the end of their Week Two loss to the Jets. Driving with a chance to cut the lead to one TD, Brady was strip-sacked by Jets OLB Jason Taylor, who beat — you guessed it — Light off the edge. Light is an 10th-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowler with 126 career starts, so it will be a battle of two great players at their respective positions. The Ravens will do their best to rattle Brady like the Jets and Dolphins did, and it starts with Suggs off the edge.