Here are a Few Things to Watch:
1. Lawrence Timmons-He quietly leads the team in tackles and is having another stellar year. He accumulated 17 tackles the last time these teams faced off and he’ll be looking to repeat that performance on Thursday night.
2. Big Ben-He’s been putting together some gems of late and he’ll need to be on top of his game in this one. The last time they played, he had to lead a game winning drive in the closing minutes of regulation. What will he need to do this time?
3. Ike Taylor-He’s been burned the past few weeks. How will he respond when covering a speedy guy like Torrey Smith?
4. Will Allen-Since his return to the team, Allen has played a pivotal role in the secondary. He’s been making tackles and causing turnovers and becoming a player opposing offense must account for. What type of role will he play in this hard hitting affair?