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Five takeaways: Buffalo Bills defense shuts down Baltimore Ravens, but it’s not enough

The Buffalo Bills narrowly lost to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, and showed they belong in the conversations among the better teams in the NFL. After all that, here are our five takeaways from the 24-17 loss at New Era Field.

Defense shuts down the Baltimore running game

The Ravens had been averaging 5.6 yards per carry this year, but Buffalo held them to 3.58 yards per carry on Sunday. Lamar Jackson (3.6 YPC) and Mark Ingram (3.3 YPC) were both held in check as Buffalo’s defense did a great job slowing the Ravens.