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Broncos 19, Ravens 13. Joe Floppo strikes again. The Ravens defense outscores its offense, 7 to 6. The defense allows four field goals and holds Peyton Manning without a touchdown. By the fourth quarter, the defense is exhausted because Mr. Flacco and company can't get a few first downs to give the defense a breather. Thus, the long Denver drive from its two-yard-line to a field goal with three minutes left, giving the Broncos a six-point lead and forcing the Ravens to go for a touchdown ("Five things we learned from the Ravens' loss to the Broncos," Sept. 14).

The Ravens quarterback had one decent drive — the last one — and, of course, it comes up short. And the interception that Denver returned for a touchdown — it looked like he was playing catch with the defender. The only free pass Joe gets for that one is if the receiver is supposed to turn inside instead of outside — and I doubt that. And what about offensive coordinator Marc Trestman? It looked like he borrowed Cam Cameron's playbook. The defense deserved better and so did the fans.

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Watching the Ravens offense when it plays like that is like voluntarily subjecting oneself to Chinese water torture. Thanks, Joe, for ruining an otherwise wonderful Sunday afternoon.

David Holstein, Parkville

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