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Ravens notes: Helmet rule works in Ravens’ favor this time

Ravens notes: Helmet rule works in Ravens’ favor this time

It was the Los Angeles Rams who fell victim to the helmet rule Thursday night as both defensive back Marqui Christian and cornerback Blake Countess were tagged with back-to-back penalties in the first quarter, handing the Ravens 15 yards apiece.

The offense took advantage of the penalties by Christian and Countess, an Owings Mills native, with a 29-yard field goal by kicker Justin Tucker for a 17-0 lead that improved to 23-0 by halftime at M&T Bank Stadium. Officials had pinned three penalties involving illegal use of the helmet on the Ravens during last week’s 17-16 win over the Chicago Bears in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton,...

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