New York Giants

Ravens hope to revive long history of in-season rebounds with rival Steelers up next

Ravens hope to revive long history of in-season rebounds with rival Steelers up next

Ed Reed slammed his helmet on the sideline and said he felt “embarrassed for our city.”

Joe Flacco wiped blood from the right side of his face, moments after he’d run 80 yards in vain, trying to prevent an interception return for a touchdown. “We’re a 9-5 football team,” the Ravens quarterback lamented. “And it feels like we’re 0-14 right now.”

The date was Dec. 16, 2012. The scoreboard at M&T Bank Stadium read: Denver Broncos 34, Baltimore Ravens 17.

The Ravens would qualify for the playoffs later that day, by virtue of a Pittsburgh Steelers loss. But they had just suffered their most resounding defeat in a three-game losing streak. Their defense was racked by...

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