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Five Things We Learned From the Ravens’ 27-24 loss to the Bears

Five Things We Learned From the Ravens’ 27-24 loss to the Bears

1) The Ravens can’t be a good team if they can’t put away lousy opponents at home.

Just a few years ago, the Ravens were one of the surest bets in the NFL when playing a poor team at home. Stick that opponent with a rookie quarterback, and John Harbaugh’s crew was unbeatable.

That era is over.

If we had any doubt, the Ravens screamed it out in bold letters on Sunday. They did their best to lose to the lowly Bears in regulation. Then they lost to them again after a miraculous special teams performance pushed the game into overtime.

A team with playoff aspirations should not need two return touchdowns to defend its home turf against a 1-4 opponent...

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