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Game 15: Thin defense wears out in Ravens' loss
The omen came early yesterday, when starting middle linebacker Ray Lewis aggravated a hip pointer during warm-ups and was pulled from a starting defense already decimated by injuries. Top defensive players such as linebacker Mike Caldwell and end Rob Burnett were out with knee injuries, and so were outside linebackers Jerrol Williams and Craig Powell.
By Mike Preston
December 16, 1996