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Suggs can't enjoy his best game of the season

Terrell Suggs had one of his best games of the season, producing two sacks and four quarterback hits.

But the Ravens linebacker could only lament the defensive lapses that led to a 26-21 loss to Atlanta.

"We had it. There ain't no other way to say it," Suggs said. "We had it and we let them go. We let them escape. But there's not many times this Ravens team's going to let our fans down and let our city down. We're going to come through more times than not."

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Suggs' biggest mistake occurred in the fourth quarter, when he pulled the facemask of running back Jason Snelling while dropping back in coverage. That 15-yard facemask penalty allowed the Falcons to convert a third-and-10 in Ravens territory, which led to another Atlanta touchdown to put the Ravens in a 20-7 deficit.

"I was trying to get a piece of him because I read the ball. You just got to play your eyes," Suggs said. "My hand was a little too high and the only thing I could grab was his facemask. That's my bad. I cost my team. I've got to be a better professional and I've got to be a better teammate to not get those kind of penalties down the stretch."

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It appeared as if Snelling also pulled the facemask of Suggs on that same play and wasn't penalized.

"It happens. We're in the trenches," Suggs said. "We kind of live by the creed: If the ref don't call it, it ain't no foul."

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