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Arnaz Battle

Game 5: Hobbled Ravens hold the line

Game 5: Hobbled Ravens hold the line

It was a painful reunion yesterday with Trent Dilfer, but it had nothing to do with the Super Bowl-winning quarterback's one-time grudge against the Ravens.

Entering the game without four starters and then losing two offensive linemen in one series, the Ravens persevered in an ugly yet satisfying 9-7 victory over the San Francisco 49ers before 67,885 at Monster Park.

Injuries continue to take their toll on the Ravens, who were down to three rookie blockers, one healthy tight end and no backup offensive linemen. After making do with their patchwork offense, the Ravens still had to sweat out the 49ers' potential game-winning, 52-yard field-goal attempt that hooked wide right...