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NFL Week 8 CBS Baltimore Ravens @ Carolina Panthers Preview

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Baltimore Ravens @ Carolina Panthers – CBS, 1:00 PM

Newton deep ball decline

Quarterback Cam Newton has seen a steady decline in production from throws of 20-plus yards downfield over recent years.

Moton doing his job

Offensive tackle Taylor Moton has impressed in his first season as starter. He'll have his hands full against a productive Ravens pass-rush this Sunday.

Kuechly doing it all

Luke Kuechly has long been among the league's best linebackers. The Ravens better watch out for him.

Short stuffing the run

Kawann Short is consistently among the league's best run-stuffers. This year, his run defense grade of 88.4 is good for seventh among players at the position.

Flacco hurt by drops

Joe Flacco has thrown 19 dropped passes this season, which is the most among quarterbacks. He'll need his pass-catchers to do a better job going forward.

Brown thriving on the inside

John Brown has been one of the most effective slot receivers in the league this season. The Panthers will have to pay close attention to him on Sunday.

Pierce thriving on the interior

Michael Pierce is playing at an elite level this year. He'll be looking to keep it up in Week 8.

Weddle locking down the slot

Safety Eric Weddle hasn't allowed much when he's been asked to defend the slot this year. His 0.09 yards per slot coverage snap is good for second among safeties.

Key matchup:

PFF Greenline has projections for the spread, moneyline and over/under of the Ravens' matchup with the Panthers. Get its picks here.

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