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Cundiff rises to top of NFL rankings

The pass defense may not be the only Ravens representative atop the NFL rankings.

With four touchbacks in the team's 31-17 victory over the Denver Broncos Sunday, kicker Billy Cundiff is tied with the Indianapolis Colts' Pat McAfee for the league lead in touchbacks with 11.

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"It felt good," Cundiff said of his touchbacks. "My confidence is really high when I'm kicking off, and I'm just trying to continue to push the limits of my body and [see] how hard can I kick the ball off within reason and still have some control."

Five of his six kickoffs fell into the end zone, and only once did the Broncos dare to return the kickoff anyway.

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Cundiff said his leg feels the strongest it has ever been.

"By far. It's not even close," he said. "As I continue to get older, my motto is, I need to get better each and every day, and I feel like I've done that so far. I feel like I can continue to get better."

Cundiff was then asked what the secret to his success is.

"It sounds really mundane, but I'm just getting better because I've had that approach," he said. "If you're going to compound all the years of kicking and eventually – as you continue to get better – then you're starting to build the stack. I don't think there's any secret sauce. I just think it's the fact that if you're starting out at 22 and you continue to get better each and every day, then hopefully, by the time you're 30, you're doing what I'm doing now."

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