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Key matchup: Batiste vs. Allen

Jared Allen (Bruce Kluckhohn/US Presswire)

One of the biggest offenders in the Cardinals' protection program has been D'Anthony Batiste, who gets the undesirable job of trying to stop Jared Allen.

There are times when one analyzes an opponent that a mismatch seems obvious. If a team is starting a pair of backup cornerbacks, those players are often targeted to get abused throughout the game. The same goes if a team doesn't have a strong pass rush. Any quarterback can look like Joe Montana when he drops back, has the time to survey the field and pick and choose which receiver is more wide...

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