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Ravens must slow Patriots

Containing running game key to keeping Tom Brady's hurry-up offense in check

Updated: January 18, 2013, 9:56 PM ET
By Field Yates | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Perhaps a recent comment from Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo in which he referred to the New England Patriots' up-tempo offensive attack as a "gimmick" was as much a plea as it was a diss: Don't use it against us.

After all, that "gimmick" offense needs just three points this Sunday to become the second team in NFL history to score 600 points in a season, and managed to throw for more yards during the regular season than the Arizona Cardinals mustered ...

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