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Unknowns remain for Ravens' running game after strong start
Unknowns remain for Ravens' running game after strong start

The Ravens' running back situation has progressed better than most expected throughout training camp, but few can predict how it will unfold during the 2014 season. Veteran Ray Rice is listed as the starter but he will be suspended for the first two games. Third-year player Bernard Pierce will take his place, and even though Rice is expected to return as the starter, what happens if Pierce has two dominating performances? Pierce, after all, is a better fit for the Ravens running game than Rice. He is a "downhill" runner, as opposed to Rice, who is more of a slash, cutback type. Even Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak doesn't know how this will play out. ...

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