Ravens hope to apply pressure to Patriots

The Ravens have underachieved this season, but they could salvage some pride by upsetting the Patriots on Monday, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: December 2, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

This season, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady basically has operated in a protective cocoon, his offensive line having surrendered just 13 sacks, the second fewest in the league. Three of those sacks, though, came in Week 12 against the Eagles, who drew closer than anyone else has to beating New England.

Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jim Johnson was typically masterful in varying his fronts, often using only three down linemen and three linebackers, and bringing pressure from up ...

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