posted 8 years ago
Dallas LT Flozell Adams vs. Arizona DE Travis LaBoy - This isn't the first time we've highlighted Adams in a key matchup, and there's a simple reason for that: He's a Pro Bowl player who is usually called upon to block the opponent's best pass rusher and keep that player away from QB Tony Romo.This is a very important game for both teams, and this matchup most likely will have a huge bearing on the outcome of the game.Jacksonville CB Rashean Mathis vs. Denver QB Jay Cutler - These teams have played eight times -- six in the regular season, two in the playoffs -- and each team has won four times. They key for this meeting will be the Jaguars' ability to slow down Denver's passing attack.
The Broncos rank second in the NFL with 29.8 points per game, second overall in total offense, and second in passing offense. Mathis does not have blazing speed for his position, but his height and long arms make up for that. He has a very good forward burst to the ball, and is very good at baiting the quarterback. He will catch any ball that is near him. Mathis likes to engage the receiver down the field, and has very good awareness. He is what I call a "low-block tackler" -- that is, he knocks the player to the ground as opposed to actually tackling.