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Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 36-21 loss to the Carolina Panthers

Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 36-21 loss to the Carolina Panthers

In two weeks, the Ravens have gone from a team on the rise to a team in trouble.

The Ravens held a 10-point lead at home going into the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints. Had they secured it, they would have moved to 5-2 on the season with one of the most commanding point differentials in the NFL.

In the five quarters since, they’ve been outscored 53-27 (and one of their touchdowns came in garbage time against Carolina). At 4-4, they’re back to their familiar state of mediocrity, needing a desperate surge over the second half of the season to stay in playoff contention.

What went wrong?

Well, against the Panthers, almost...

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