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Game 1: Ravens knocked down in opener

With thoughts of his first game-winning drive in his head, Ravens quarterback Chris Redman locked onto a wide-open Brandon Stokley running across the middle and started to cock his arm to rifle a pass that could sway the momentum.

But before Redman could plant his right foot, running back Jamal Lewis had missed a block on Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, who barreled down on Redman to deflect the pass. The batted throw landed in the arms of Carolina linebacker Dan Morgan, and the Panthers ran out the final 79 seconds of the game.These little mistakes by the Ravens snowballed into a big, embarrassing, 10-7, season-opening loss to the Carolina Panthers yesterday before a...