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Tale of the Tape: Bernard Pollard hits Stevan Ridley
Tale of the Tape: Bernard Pollard hits Stevan Ridley

Every week, blogger Matt Vensel breaks down a critical play, sometimes with the help of Ravens players, from that week’s game. This week he looks at Bernard Pollard’s momentum-turning tackle on Stevan Ridley. The AFC championship game was already slipping away from the New England Patriots on Sunday after Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco found veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin in the end zone early in the fourth quarter. The Patriots still had plenty of time, though, when they began to inch back toward Ravens territory. Starting at their 16-yard line, the Patriots picked up a first down with three carries by second-year running back Stevan Ridley and another with a 12-yard...

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