Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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The New England Patriots will be heading into hostile territory in Baltimore without one of their biggest offensive threats, Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez is unique because of his versatility - the speed of a wide receiver and the strength of a tight end - he's a matchup nightmare.While New England will be without the luxury of Hernandez's skillset brings, the Ravens actually have some semblance of that on their own offesne. Be sure to be on the look out for tight end Dennis Pitta.Baltimore Sun:Pitta lined up next to an offensive tackle as a traditional tight end on 15 plays and was not targeted once by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco on any of the plays as he was often run-blocking on either the left or right edge. He lined up as a wide receiver on four plays, and Flacco threw his way on three of them, including two quick completions while Pitta ran slant routes against a safety. Pitta also lined up in the backfield on one play.But usually, Pitta was lined up in the slot, where he did m...
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