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Late-game defensive failures cost Ravens three or four games, Ozzie Newsome says
Late-game defensive failures cost Ravens three or four games, Ozzie Newsome says

The snapshot of the Ravens' defense last season displays plenty of improvement, regaining stinginess overall as a run defense along with an occasionally formidable pass rush. However, a deeper look showed a recurring defensive flaw late in games that played a significant role in preventing the Ravens from reaching the playoffs one year after winning the Super Bowl. There was the long pass to tight end Jermichael Finley allowed by rookie free safety Matt Elam during the fourth quarter of 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers. There was a disappointing loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road marked by breakdowns in the fourth quarter, followed by a defeat where the defense was...

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