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Cameron Morrah

Defense can't stop Seahawks one final time

Defense can't stop Seahawks one final time

After pulling off one Houdini-like act after another and limiting the Seattle Seahawks to field goals despite their advantageous field position, the Ravens defense needed to force the Seahawks to punt one more time and give the ball back to the Ravens' offense with less than five minutes left.

It didn't happen.

Seattle collected four first downs on its final series to run out the clock and the Ravens' hopes of avoiding a 22-17 loss at CenturyLink Field Sunday.

After the Ravens cut a 12-point deficit to five with 5:52 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks committed back-to-back 5-yard penalties to begin the drive. They started first-and-20 from their own 10-yard...