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Mike Preston: Ravens have the old, familiar problems on defense

Mike Preston: Ravens have the old, familiar problems on defense

The Ravens appear to be headed to the playoffs, but it looks like their season will end like recent ones.

Despite signing key free agents during the offseason to improve their pass coverage and drafting several rookies to get more pressure on opposing quarterbacks, the Ravens still struggle in both areas.

On Saturday they had trouble stopping the Indianapolis Colts. Yes, those Colts, the ones with the No. 31-ranked offense. The team that had allowed more sacks than any other in the NFL and averaged just 184.6 passing yards per game.

If the Ravens can’t shut down the Colts, then how are they going to contain Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger or New England’s Tom...

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