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Donald Mitchell

Game 4: Ravens stick it to Titans

Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher reportedly told his players during the week to hit the Ravens with a 2-by-4.

Instead, the Ravens cold-cocked his Titans with a hammering defense. Learning of Fisher's comments only moments before the game, the Ravens uncorked a furious rebuttal in a 26-7 defeat of the Titans before a club-record 69,494 at PSINet Stadium yesterday. With the 14th victory in their past 15 tries, the Ravens (3-1) remained tied with the Cleveland Browns atop the AFC Central while dealing divisional rival Tennessee (0-3) a serious blow to its playoff hopes.

The added motivation in this bitter rivalry was supplied during warm-ups, when Ravens coach Brian Billick was...