The Ravens allowed a season-worst 12 conversions on third down in the 26-21 loss at Atlanta.
Entering the game, the Ravens defense was ranked No. 7 on third downs, allowing a conversion rate of 40.9 percent. But the Falcons were successful on 12 of 20 third downs (60 percent).
As a result, Atlanta had three scoring drives of 10 plays or longer.
"That's the key right there," safety Ed Reed said. "Instead of us getting off the field, they converted when they had to. Against a good team, you can't do that."
Said cornerback Chris Carr: "Third down conversions are critical. It was unfortunate that we didn't come up with enough stops. We have to take our hats off to them as they played well."
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