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Mark Stepnoski

Game 4: Ravens ready for takeoff

The Ravens are moving into the guarded optimism stage these days. The team is showing signs of a miraculous turnaround from a year ago, but most of the players were reserved after the Ravens blew out the Tennessee Oilers, 36-10, yesterday before 17,737 at the Liberty Bowl.

The Ravens (3-1) put the game away with a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Vinny Testaverde to receiver Jermaine Lewis in the left corner of the end zone with 10 minutes, 57 seconds left in the game to take a 30-10 lead, but they had dominated almost from the opening whistle.

Deep down, the Ravens know the potential of one of the league's youngest teams is starting to surface.

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