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Ravens X-Factor: Justin Madubuike’s interior pass rush will be crucial vs. the Chiefs

After allowing an NFL worst 409 passing yards in Week 1, the Ravens proud defense faces the daunting task of containing Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs potent aerial attack on Sunday night. In previous meetings, Coordinator Don Martindale’s aggressive scheme has been no match for Andy Reid’s mastery and Mahomes’ improvisation act.

In 2018, Kansas City engineered a fourth quarter comeback and defeated Baltimore 27-24 in overtime behind Mahomes’ 348 passing yard output, despite the veteran savvy of Eric Weddle, C.J. Mosley and a trio of Pro Bowl edge rushers headlining the Ravens depth chart. In 2019, Mahomes staked the Chiefs to a 23-6 halftime advantage and again exceeded 350 passing yards while Hall of Fame talent Earl Thomas and All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey were patrolling the backend.