Baltimore Ravens: 5 Reasons Why Defense Is Still NFL's Best

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Baltimore Ravens: 5 Reasons Why Defense Is Still NFL's Best
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In an NFL age where consistency has become increasingly harder to maintain, the Baltimore Ravens’ defense has achieved it for years on end and continues to do so this season.

Currently ranked third in total defense, the extent of Baltimore’s dominance is only fully understood when you consider how long it’s been going on: the Ravens have finished with a top-ten defense every year since 2003, and during that span they’ve led the league in takeaways while allowing the fewest points and the second fewest total yards.

Though statistics only say so much, Baltimore definitely has them in their favor, then, and even if they didn’t it still shouldn’t take more than one 60-minute contest to see these guys are really something special.

But are they still the best?

Instinct tells us they are, with or without the numbers to support it, and here’s a look at why:

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