Jeff Wilkins

Game 6: Ravens 'D' pounds home its point vs. Rams

The Ravens were without their starting quarterback. They were without their best tight end. And they were without a majority of their starting offensive line.

But yesterday against the hapless St. Louis Rams, the Ravens proved they still had something just as valuable - their swagger on defense.

After enduring hits all season about their status as an elite defense, the Ravens took out their frustrations on the winless Rams in a 22-3 victory at M&T Bank Stadium, taking away the ball six times and eventually taking out Rams quarterback Gus Frerotte.

The Ravens' team-record five interceptions set up the offense in Rams territory three times and led to nine points. Their...