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As team efforts go, the Ravens 18-point loss to San Diego yesterday, was a classic example.  Every phase of Baltimore's play was a contributor.

The offense managed just two touchdowns. The defense, at times, allowed Chargers receivers to play catch with QB Philip Rivers as if it were a pregame passing drill. Special teams stepped up with an out-of-bounds kickoff after a touchdown and a lost kickoff return just before halftime.

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Silver linings. When given the time to throw, Ravens QB Kyle Boller delivered the ball with authority, and he had four passes dropped. But that he committed just one turnover, a fumble, was pure luck. It could have been four, another fumble and two interceptions. The defense, protecting a short field far too often, held the Chargers to field goals when it could have been touchdowns. But it's also clear that they have matchup problems. No Ravens LB could stay with TE Antonio Gates.

Well, that's it for silver linings.

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After New England and Indianapolis, there is winless Miami and the only thing that could make this season worse for Baltimore is losing to the Dolphins.

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