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Ravens went all Dikembe Mutombo on the Raiders

Ravens went all Dikembe Mutombo on the Raiders

In Sunday’s 55-20 win over the Oakland Raiders, Ravens defenders channeled their inner Dikembe Mutombo, swatting six of quarterback Carson Palmer’s passes at the line. All that was missing was the finger-wagging.

“It’s something that [defensive coordinator] Dean Pees has been harping on us all week,” linebacker Paul Kruger, who knocked down one pass and intercepted another, said Sunday. “We’ve been practicing it. It’s a credit to the coaches, to just making sure we had all the little things in our minds, that really paid off today.”

The Ravens knocked down eight passes, and six came from defensive linemen or outside linebackers as the Ravens eschewed their usual space-eating...