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Ravens' top-ranked defense is on verge of history, both good and bad

Ravens' top-ranked defense is on verge of history, both good and bad

The Ravens do not lead the NFL in every defensive category, but they are first in enough. They dominate the glamour statistics, ranked No. 1 in yards and points allowed and in defensive touchdowns. They are tops in yards allowed per play. They allow the lowest completion percentage. Just for good measure, they give up the fewest points per fourth quarter, too.

All of which safety Eric Weddle, the unit’s signal-caller, either knows or at least seems to understand. So when, on Christmas Eve, he read an ESPN.com article highlighting some of the NFL’s top defenses, as...

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