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5. Will the offensive line hold up?
The Ravens gave up four sacks and seven quarterback hurries during the first game against the Browns as the speed of defensive end Jabaal Sheard and the power and quickness of defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin gave them fits. Rubin is doubtful for this game, but Phil Taylor is back.
The Ravens had issues with stunts and slants and will need to do a better job of picking up assignments this time.
Rookie offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele had one of his rougher games against the Browns, and left guard Ramon Harewood lost his starting job partially due to breakdowns against Cleveland.
Osemele says he has upgraded his technique markedly since the first meeting, and the Browns are sure to test him out based on that initial impression.
August 19, 2012