Kyle Juszczyk

Special teams a huge part of Ravens' return to playoff contention

Special teams a huge part of Ravens' return to playoff contention

When rookies and young newcomers arrive at the Ravens’ headquarters in Owings Mills for the first time, their heads are spinning. And that’s before several veterans from the special teams unit get a hold of them to educate them on the importance of playing special teams.

“We win games on special teams, and to be a Raven, you’ve got to be great on special teams,” defensive back Anthony Levine Sr. said of the point emphasized to his younger teammates. “If you want to be here, you’ve got to make an impact, and that’s what we’re doing. On special teams, we’re trying to take over a game.”

Levine’s words are almost prophetic because the Ravens have benefited this season from their...

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