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The Baltimore Ravens' defense will continue to carry this team. They won't have to force seven turnovers like they did against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they will have to win the turnover battle in order to make it to the big game.
Haloti Ngata is the best defensive tackle in the game. He caused an interception and had two fumble recoveries and will continue to cause havoc against offenses. As long as he stays on the field, the Ravens' D is in excellent shape.
The rest of the defense wasn't too shabby, either. Terrell Suggs forced two fumbles and had three sacks and Ed Reed had two interceptions. If the Ravens keep this up, they may give that 2000 team defense a run for their money as the best Ravens' defense ever.
A defense's best friend is a good running game on offense. It gives them a chance to rest and gives the team complete control over the game clock. Ray Rice provided that running game, having 19 carries for 107 yards and a touchdown. Ricky Williams also had 12 carries for 63 yards. If they can do that against a very good Steelers' defense, imagine what they'll do to the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns.
Joe Flacco also had a great game. He was 17 for 29 for 224 yards and 3 TDs and he hasn't even found newly acquired Lee Evans yet. As long as the run game produces and Flacco stays sharp, this offense could be unstoppable and very frustrating to any defense it goes against.