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Instead of stockings, Ravens want to stuff Steelers' rushing attack Christmas Day

Instead of stockings, Ravens want to stuff Steelers' rushing attack Christmas Day

After the euphoria of Sunday's 27-26 home win against the Philadelphia Eagles had passed, the Ravens defense settled in to review film of the game. And the viewing was cringeworthy.

Defensive linemen getting pushed aside. Linebackers missing tackles. Players either not staying in their gaps or jumping into ones that were not theirs to fill.

Those errors contributed to Philadelphia's Ryan Mathews rushing for 128 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries and the Eagles gaining 169 yards and two scores on 38 attempts. It also led to a disconcerting feeling among the defensive players.

"Honestly, after talking to everybody, it kind of felt like we had lost," rookie...

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