Underdog Ravens Must Focus On Four Key Points Sunday

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Published: January 9, 2010


... is the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens. 

Maybe it's due to these two teams being fairly familiar with one another, or the fact that the Ravens are basically being written off as people feel they don't stand a chance against Tom Brady and his Patriots.

For a number of reasons, though, there is a case to be made for the Ravens in this wild-card game. Sure they are clear underdogs against an equipped Patriots team that has been well-balanced all season, but Baltimore has all the weapons needed to contain the Patriots at Foxboro.

1. Defense

When you think of Baltimore, you think of defense. If you have the opportunity to catch the pre-game warm ups, pay close attention to the Ravens huddle. Linebacker Ray Lewis will be more fired up than ever, and he has reason to be for this game.

Ranked third in total defense on the season, and fifth in stopping the run, the Ravens will throw everything including the kitchen sink at...

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