The Ravens are allowing a respectable 20.8 points per game, their run defense has improved significantly, and they've been solid in the red zone, preventing teams from scoring touchdowns 46.7 percent of the time. Still, Harbaugh and first-year defensive coordinator Dean Pees are alarmed by the number of big plays the defense has given up.
"I've said before that I don't care about stats. Well, it's true, but not true," Pees said. "I do care. I don't want to give up yardage. I don't want to be ranked low, but the three stats to me that are the most important are points, third down [and] red area, because those usually all contribute to points, and then the fourth one is win. Do I want to give up yardage? No, but I want to make sure we are OK in those categories, and I see us coming up in those categories, and that to me is a big part of it."