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Despite earning few style points, Baltimore (7-3) remained tied for first place in the AFC North with Pittsburgh with six weeks remaining in the regular season. The Ravens host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

If the Ravens manage to take a lead into the fourth quarter in one of those remaining games, they can only hope their experience against the Panthers will come in handy.

“To play like this in the fourth quarter and close the game out is huge,” Reed said. “Coming off the loss against Atlanta, we want to build on this and build on the season and play better and close out games. We need to do it from start to finish if we want to compete in late December.”