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Domenik Hixon
Ravens defense puts the pressure on Eli Manning
Ravens defense puts the pressure on Eli Manning

Flustered, harassed and repeatedly knocked to the ground by a relentless Ravens defense, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning couldn't get his bearings Sunday. Defensive coordinator Dean Pees stuck with an aggressive approach, blitzing defenders and using unusual alignments. He occasionally utilized safeties James Ihedigbo and Omar Brown as edge pass rushers lined up outside the tackles and shifted outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw to nose guard. During a 33-14 victory at M&T Bank Stadium that secured an AFC North crown for the second consecutive season, the Ravens mixed up coverage schemes to keep the defending Super Bowl champions off guard. The defense generated...