The Ravens’ 20-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns and subsequent third consecutive trip to the playoffs was a topic of discussion among NBC’s “Football Night in America” crew Sunday night.
Former Indianpolis Colts coach and current analyst Tony Dungy was impressed with the defense, which registered four turnovers against the Browns and 17 overall since six-time Pro Bowl free safety Ed Reed returned to the lineup against the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 24.
"They're not suffocating, but since they've gotten Ed Reed back, they're getting the ball back," Dungy said. "A lot of takeaways putting their offense in good field position."Former San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots safety and current analyst Rodney Harrison said the Ravens could pose a problem for a certain top-seeded AFC team residing in the Northeast area.
"I know a team that's afraid of Baltimore, and that's probably the New England Patriots," Harrison said in obvious reference to the Ravens' 33-14 rout in last year's AFC Wildcard round. "The Colts, on the other hand, have basically owned this team. They've beaten them the past eight straight times."
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