The Baltimore Ravens will return home for the first time in almost a month on Sunday. Here, they get a welcome opponent in the Oakland Raiders, a struggling 3-5 team that doesn't play well on the road.
That is not the case for the Ravens at home. They haven't lost in Baltimore since December 2010 and they will be looking for their 14th consecutive win there.
Given their dominance at home and the Raiders' disappointing season, the Ravens should be easy favorites. It's even possible the Ravens could win in convincing style, something they haven't done since Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Still the Ravens can't overlook the Raiders, a troubled team that has shown talent in spurts. Carson Palmer, a former Ravens killer, has quietly been putting up good numbers in Oakland. Their offense does also have some explosive players like receivers Denarius Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Here are the keys for a Ravens victory against the Raiders.