Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/20/12
The fear factor seems to have vanished from the Baltimore Ravens' defense. They rank 27th in the NFL in total defense after finishing third last season. In two games, the Ravens have allowed 808 yards of total offense and surrendered an average of 5.6 yards per play. "That's horrible, I take offense to where we are after two games," cornerback Cary Williams said. "It's not acceptable to give up that many yards in any facet of the game. I think teams still respect us, but we can't expect to just show up and teams will respect that. We have to strike fear in guys' hearts." Playing without NFL Defensive Player of the Year outside linebacker Terrell Suggs due to a torn right Achilles' tendon, Baltimore is ranked 20th against the run, 26th against the pass. Running backs Benjarvus Green-Ellis LeSean McCoy have combined for 172 rushing yards and two touchdowns against them. "They're not as intimidating as they used to be," former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann said. "Ray Lewis ...
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