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Count Ravens coach John Harbaugh as one who has few worries about the team's run defense.

A week after Carolina Panthers running back Mike Goodson plowed ahead for a season-high 120 yards, the defense contained the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' rushing duo of LeGarrette Blount and Carnell "Cadillac" Williams to a combined 74 yards on 17 carries and zero touchdowns in the Ravens' 17-10 win against the Buccaneers at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday evening.

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The team's run defense remains strong and is annually ranked in the top 10 in the NFL, but the unit has begun to show some cracks.After not surrendering 100 yards to an opposing running back for 39 consecutive games, the Ravens have allowed five opponents (Goodson, the Cleveland Browns' Peyton Hillis, the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson and the Cincinnati Bengals' Cedric Benson twice) to reach that mark in the last 23 contests.

Still, Harbaugh said there's a palpable sense of confidence in the defensive players when the task involves stopping the run – as it will when the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are ranked ninth in the league in rushing, visit M&T Bank Stadium Sunday night.

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"I think that's something that we pride ourselves on," he said. "I've never been overly concerned about our run defense as much as some other people have. You know, you watch the tape, I feel good about our run defense. I have all year. There's a couple games where we gave up some more yards than we wanted to, but I don't think it's been an issue with the run defense, per se. Now, bad weather – December, January football – huge, huge factor. If we're going to win the games and become the team that we want to become, we have to make teams one-dimensional. We have to stuff the run. It's got to start with Pittsburgh. They want to run the ball. It's going to be very important."

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