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Ravens shut down opposing tight ends

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With the defense starting to look good this past week after an inconsistent performance the first few weeks, the team has looked to be heading in the right direction. The run defense, led by Brandon Williams was formidable against likely the best running back in the league, Steelers back Le'veon Bell, despite him breaking the Ravens 100 yard rushing streak during overtime.

There is another area where the Ravens have been even more formidable than the run game though: guarding tight ends. Per ESPN (insider required) in a fantasy article:

Baltimore Ravens -- The Ravens have allowed a league-low three fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season. No other team is in the single digits. Baltimore held Owen Daniels to 5 yards on two receptions, Mychal Rivera to 15 yards on three catches, Tyler Eifert to zero receptions on two targets, and Heath Miller to 1 yard on one reception.

With the primary responsibility for tight ends belonging to the All Pro caliber players on the Ravens defense, like safety Will Hill and CJ Mosley, along with the underrated Daryl Smith, this should not come as a surprise. Let us hope they can keep up the good work while the rest of the defense continues to come together around them.