Yes, this is true, and to think, the rest of the league only looks at the Baltimore Ravens as a tough defensive match-up. Not so anymore, as both Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith are among the toughest match-ups for the better cornerbacks in the league. This is according to KC Joyner of ESPN Insider.
Unless you have a paid subscription to this service, you won't be able to see the statistical breakdown of wide receivers having the best yards per attempt (YPA) against the league's top cornerbacks. There were four guys who averaged over ten yards per reception and eight others who averaged between eight and nine yards.
Two of those eight were the Ravens receiving duo of Boldin (9.1 YPA) and Smith (8.7 YPA). Here what they said about each:
Anquan Boldin (9.1 YPA)
Boldin has struggled in this metric in past years, so his showing here indicates he stepped up his game last season, as the Ravens were one completion away from a Super Bowl berth.
Torrey Smith (8.7 YPA)
The AFC North has a reputation for being a run-first division but the combination of Smith, Boldin, Wallace and Brown gives this division a compelling argument for having the best group of matchup-buster wide receivers of any division in the NFL.
(Check out the full list of players, including 'Honorable Mentions,' and breakdown of the statistical research after the 'Jump.')
KC Joyner wrote something up on top "matchup-buster" wide receivers, looking at guys that performed well against top cornerbacks. It involves some subjective judgements, but it's still pretty interesting. Link: http://insider.espn.go.