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Ravens' once-vaunted run defense faltered down the stretch this season

Ravens' once-vaunted run defense faltered down the stretch this season

The Ravens' playoff hopes evaporated in a hail of fourth-quarter passes by clutch quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but there will be some soul-searching about the late-season struggles of their once-stout run defense.

The Pittsburgh Steelers became the third team in a row to run up big yardage on the ground against a Ravens unit that was ranked second in the NFL in rushing defense (73.8 yards allowed per game) through the first 12 games of the season.

LeGarrette Blount didn't run wild in the Week 14 loss to the Patriots, but he averaged four yards per carry when Tom Brady wasn't rolling up more than 400 yards through the air. Concerns intensified last weekend when the...

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