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Smith blames defense for loss to the Cincinnati Bengals?

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Week three of the NFL season is almost over and we are finally getting a chance to see how teams may fare this year.

With four 0-3 teams and five 3-0 teams including the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, the season is starting to take shape.


Of the four teams who have started 0-3 this season, it could be argued that the most surprising is either the Baltimore Ravens or New Orleans Saints.


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The Saints' appearance at the bottom of the standings can be explained in two words, 'Brees injured'.

While New Orleans have quarterback issues, the Ravens are still looking for reasons why they have started 0-3 for the first time in franchise history.

You could blame match ups against the Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals in their first three games as one reason.

If you're Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr however, there may be another reason than just the calibre of their opponents.

"Offensively we played our butt off, you know," - Smith's thoughts on the loss to Cincinnati

With a fairly standard opinion of his team's performance on Sunday, Smith would explain further...

"We gotta have both sides of the ball playing, playing hard, wanting to finish the game, and we just didn't have that. Bottom line."

Seemingly identifying the Ravens defense as a problem, Smith could cause some upset with an accusation like that.

Baltimore lost 28-24 to Cincinnati on Sunday and the game will forever be remembered for the great performances of Smith and Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green.

But the Baltimore defense didn't exactly put in a terrible performance as they finished with an interception, a fumble recovery and a touchdown.

It will be interesting to see if the Ravens make it to 0-4 when they travel to their 3-0 divisional rival the Pittsburgh Steelers for Thursday Night Football

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