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Fact or fiction: Examining John Harbaugh's claims about the Ravens' halted rushing attack

Fact or fiction: Examining John Harbaugh's claims about the Ravens' halted rushing attack

The Ravens ran 25 running plays and 59 passing plays Sunday, and that was a problem mainly because they lost to the Cleveland Browns.

Every modern NFL offense is, by design, a pass-first offense. The last team to finish with more running plays than passing plays was the 2015 Buffalo Bills. Even with the emergence of running back Alex Collins last season, who ranked ninth in the NFL in yards per carry, the Ravens took their chances through the air over 56 percent of the time on offense.

But a result like Sunday’s 12-9 defeat invites scrutiny. At his...

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