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It's not all been bad: Ravens running game has improved dramatically from past two years

It's not all been bad: Ravens running game has improved dramatically from past two years

The Ravens’ running game, revamped in the offseason after two years of dismal production, seemed doomed before the regular season was even two weeks old.

Right guard Marshal Yanda, a perennial Pro Bowl selection and perhaps the best player at his position in the NFL, went down with a season-ending ankle injury in Week 2. The Ravens were already without starting left guard Alex Lewis, who was lost for the year with a shoulder injury, and had a first-year starting center in Ryan Jensen. Their backfield was missing Kenneth Dixon, who had knee surgery on the eve of training camp, and Danny Woodhead, who pulled his hamstring in Week 1.

What remained didn’t appear to have the...

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