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Lawrence Jackson

O-line improves, still has work to do

There was a bit of caution in Marshal Yanda's optimism.

Eight days after a mediocre showing in the preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons, the Ravens offensive line fared much better in the team's 27-12 loss to the Detroit Lions at M&T Bank Stadium on Friday night. But Yanda, the starting right guard who earned a Pro Bowl invitation last season, said there's no reason to get giddy just yet.

"We're just trying to play good football," Yanda said. "We're worried about the sacks, but right now, it's not a sack battle. It's more about guys getting better and trying to get the offense rolling. I thought we did better things tonight. I thought we looked a...