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The numbers the Ravens have put up in their last two games against Philadelphia and Cincinnati would indicate they're primed for a strong stretch run. Baltimore has scored 70 points over the last two weeks, and the defense has scored two touchdowns and not permitted one.
"We are right where we want to be. We put ourselves in the hunt," said rookie quarterback Joe Flacco, who has 11 touchdown passes compared to two interceptions over the last seven games. "We have four games left and we need to continue to do what we've been doing. That starts with Washington."
Flacco threw for 280 yards against the Bengals and directed an offense that operated without running back Willis McGahee, who was essentially given the day off while Le'Ron McClain and Ray Rice shared the workload. McGahee has been banged up, but Harbaugh promised the six-year veteran would be a factor down the stretch.
"We plan on Willis being a huge part of what we're doing in December," Harbaugh said, adding that McGahee was rested Sunday because "it's all about what gives us the best chance to win games as we go. Willis understands this."
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