This week's Opposing View comes from Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Wilson has covered the NFL since 1997 and the Ravens since 2001, joining The Baltimore Sun in 2012. He's on Twitter: @RavensInsider and also writes for National Football Post.
What has been the biggest factor in Baltimore's recent three-game winning streak?
Wilson: The Ravens' winning streak has primarily been fueled by an improved deep passing game where they've benefited from a healthy Jacoby Jones opposite Torrey Smith. The return of tight end Dennis Pitta from hip surgery during training camp provided a boost against the Minnesota Vikings. The defense has been bend-but-don't-break the last two games after a solid performance against the Jets where they confused rookie quarterback Geno Smith.
What is the toughest matchup for the Ravens on Monday night?
Wilson: It's close between defensive tackle
Who is one player Lions fan might not know but could have a huge impact in the game?
Wilson: Rookie wide receiver Marlon Brown is a big red-zone threat at 6-foot-5, 205 pounds and leads the team with six touchdown catches. He went undrafted out of Georgia and runs well after the catch.
What's been the biggest factor in Joe Flacco's up and down season?
Wilson: He hasn't had receivers who regularly make contested catches like Anquan Boldin and Dennis Pitta last season. He's forced throws into tight areas, thrown off his back foot and stared down reads on occasion, had receivers drop passes that were intercepted at least three times and his pass protection hasn't been great.
The Ravens will win if …
Wilson: They somehow contain Calvin Johnson, force some turnovers by