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Scouting report: Breaking down the Ravens vs. the Detroit Lions
Scouting report: Breaking down the Ravens vs. the Detroit Lions

RUSHING GAME RAVENS: A beleaguered Ravens running game took baby steps last week, gaining 97 total yards and averaging 3.6 yards per carry. Though he had pedestrian numbers, Ray Rice ran hard and also was a threat out of the backfield with five catches for 42 yards. Short-yardage situations continue to be the team's Achilles' heel. Center Gino Gradkowski and left guard A.Q. Shipley will be under the microscope against one of the league's best fronts. The Ravens still rank 29th in the league in rushing. LIONS: After sitting out last week when he aggravated a calf injury in warm-ups, Reggie Bush expects to play Monday, and the Ravens will have to account for his big-play...

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