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Recap: Ravens suffer first loss, 28-27, in wild finish against Raiders

Recap: Ravens suffer first loss, 28-27, in wild finish against Raiders

After three wins by a combined 13 points against three of the NFL’s worst teams, the Ravens faced a week of questions from fans and analysts wondering what their undefeated record really meant. 

Their Sunday match-up with the Oakland Raiders promised at least a few answers.

In yet another topsy-turvy game, the Ravens lost for the first time this season, 28-27, in front of a crowd of 71,152 at M&T Bank Stadium. They rallied for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to take a fleeting 27-21 lead, then squandered it when they couldn’t stop Oakland’s final drive.

In the answer department, their defense proved capable of containing a legitimately...

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