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For a moment in last night's Sunday Night Football matchup, we all became Ravens fans.Everyone. Even the die-hard Patriots fanatics with their Brady jerseys and "Gronk" posters.Even the Steelers, Bengals, and Browns fans with their "I Hate Joe Flacco" bumper stickers.If anyone needed to win a game this weekend, it was the Ravens, but not because of the win-loss column.Not because of the AFC North (who, other than the Bengals, underachieved yesterday.)Because in the month of September, they had shed more tears as an organization than any other.On September 6th, the Ravens lost beloved former owner and Baltimore personality Art Modell.Early yesterday morning, wide receiver Torrey Smith learned his younger brother had died in a motorcycle accident. Add an unforgettable playoff loss to New England last season and an unbelievable amount of questionable penalties over the course of the game, and it's almost unfair.In all my years of watching football, I can'...
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