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No Love Lost Between Terrell Suggs and LeGarrette Blount

This will be the third time that LeGarrette Blount has faced the Ravens this season. There's one hit that he won't forget.

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While the Patriots will be facing Baltimore for the first time this season, Saturday will mark the third time that running back LeGarrette Blount has faced the Ravens.

Blount spent the early part of the season with the Steelers, where he was a divisional rival to the Ravens. In his two games, he combined for 13 carries and 31 yards, for a mere 2.4 yards per carry. Blount has surpassed his ten game season rushing total with the Steelers (266 yards, 2 TDs, 4.1 YPC) in just five with the Patriots (281 yards, 3 TDs, 4.7 YPC).

One particular play stood out when watching Blount take on the Ravens, and it involves old friend Terrell Suggs.

Suggs Blount

This is a routine five yard gain for Blount, where he engages a wall of defenders and starts to get pushed backwards. You can see Suggs sizing up the situation on the right side of the image and deciding whether or not forward progress was going to be called. He opted to try and take down Blount, diving dangerously at the running back's thighs.

After the refs cleared the ensuing scrum between the two teams, Suggs was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and fined after the game.

"He was running, he was still up and he was moving the pile," Suggs said after the game. "I assessed the play, and that was the only way I could get him down without him gaining more yards. I wasn't trying to get him hurt. I was just trying to get the big guy down."

Blount sees the tackle attempt in a different light.

"I don't know what [Suggs] was doing," Blount said about the hit. "I don't know what he was thinking. He's known to be a dirty player. As long as he does that he's going to continue to have people come after him and do whatever we did to get in his head."

You can be certain that Blount would love nothing more than to lower his shoulder into Suggs on the way into the end zone. There are a lot of players on the Patriots offense that feel the same way.

Hopefully they can translate that desire into output on the field come kickoff on Saturday.