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Baltimore Ravens can create mismatches against Jaguars

Marc Trestman can use formations to force favorable match-ups

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The Jacksonville Jaguars found themselves out of their prior contest early. Philip Rivers and Travis Benjamin were responsible for the offensive explosion, but the Chargers employed trips formations in the passing game and a power running game to put the Jaguars defense in a bind.

When Jacksonville came out with Jonathan Cyprien as their second linebacker, the Chargers attacked downhill. Melvin Gordon turned in his best outing as a pro.

In the second quarter, Benjamin caught a key 42-yard pass out of the trips formation to set up San Diego's third touchdown of the game. By then, the Chargers had already established the run, forcing Jacksonville to utilize Paul Posluszny extensively. From the slot, Benjamin ran a deep post route, blazing by the linebacker.

Marc Trestman employed the same concept with the same formation in the Ravens matchup against the Browns. The result would have been a touchdown, had Chris Moore not lost concentration. Trestman used the speed package, with Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman, to force defenisve backs into mistakes. If the Jaguars do not learn from their mistakes, and if the Raven can establish the run early, Trestman will without doubt take advantage of the opportunities.