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Ravens defense struggles to stop Patriots' balanced offense
Ravens defense struggles to stop Patriots' balanced offense

Between the precision of quarterback Tom Brady and running back LeGarrette Blount busting through tackles Sunday, the Ravens' defense was perplexed by a balanced New England Patriots offense. When the Ravens attempted to pressure Brady, he quickly located open receivers. When the Ravens tried to load up the line of scrimmage to bring down Blount, the 6-foot, 250-pound running back lowered his shoulders and powered through defenders for 76 yards and two touchdown runs on 16 carries. It all led to the Patriots beating the Ravens, 41-7, at M&T Bank Stadium. When asked for his assessment of what went wrong, Ravens rush linebacker Terrell Suggs initially suggested reviewing the...

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