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Ravens-Titans final score: Defense records five sacks in 21-7 win

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The Ravens' defense put in a stellar performance against Tennessee on Sunday.

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Never has a 14-point lead seemed like so much.

But after Joe Flacco's 32-yard touchdown throw to Torrey Smith in the fourth quarter at the 13:09 mark, the game just seemed over. That put the game at 21-7, which wound up being the final score. It was a game where both offenses struggled throughout, with the Ravens' defense playing a brilliant final three quarters.

With the secondary breaking in Anthony Levine at cornerback, and Danny Gorrer and Tramain Jacobs into the rotation, the Ravens held Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger to just 179 yards and a touchdown. Gorrer picked off Mettenberger late as well, with the defense sacked Mettenberger five times. Elvis Dumervil recording 2.5 of them, bringing his total to 10.5 of the season.

Offensively, the star of the day was Justin Forsett. Forsett had a huge day, carrying the ball 20 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns. He almost had a third — twice — late in the game. But then the Ravens decided to take a knee when it became clear the Titans were going to let the clock run down.

It wasn't a pretty effort from the Ravens, but they were able to get the job done. And hey, guess what? The Steelers were upset by the Jets 20-13. That puts the Ravens in a great spot in the AFC North race, with the division up for grabs during the second half of this season.