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Top matchup for each Week 2 NFL game

Sportsnaut Logo By Vincent Frank, Sportsnaut of Sportsnaut | Slide 2 of 17

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals: James Hurst vs. Carlos Dunlap

Carlos Dunlap earned his new contract in a big way Week 1 against the Colts, recording a sack of Andrew Luck and multiple quarterback pressures in an impressive Bengals win. As one of the most consistent pass rushers in the game over the past eight seasons, Dunlap’s ability to bring pressure from the edge meshes well with all-world defensive tackle Geno Atkins doing his thing inside.

In what is now an important early-season AFC North battle, Dunlap’s ability to pressure Joe Flacco will be key on Sunday. Flacco was sacked just once in 37 dropbacks during what was a flawless three-touchdown Week 1 outing against the overmatched Bills. If Cincinnati is able to apply pressure, Flacco will revert back to his old ways. That’s for sure.

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