Unexpected heroes fueling a defensive turnaround for the Ravens

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Unexpected heroes fueling a defensive turnaround for the Ravens
Unexpected heroes fueling a defensive turnaround for the Ravens

Rewind to three weeks ago. The Ravens had just dropped a home game against the Browns by 15 points. They allowed 40 points, 530 yards of offense and gave up an 87-yard touchdown run to RB Nick Chubb - on top of seeing Jarvis Landry catch eight passes for 167 yards. It marked the third consecutive game that Baltimore's defense struggled to prevent big plays and allowed a 300-yard passer: Kyler Murray, Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield. Last year's No. 1 defensive unit looked like a shell of itself and the odds of “Wink” Martindale's new-look group suddenly improving seemed extremely low. Flash forward to day, however, and the narrative is entirely different. Baltimore's fortunes have changed

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