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Preston: Ravens rout Rams, but it's not yet time to partake in the Purple Kool-Aid

Preston: Ravens rout Rams, but it's not yet time to partake in the Purple Kool-Aid

It was hard to judge the Ravens’ performance against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night because the Rams held nearly 20 of their starters out, including quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley.

That takes a lot of the edge out of the game.

If you were thinking about drinking the Purple Kool-Aid after the Ravens’ 33-7 rout, it had better be the diet stuff. The real Rams crushed the Ravens during a two-day joint practice session earlier this week.

But there were some things to take away from the game that were positive and gave some reason for optimism for the 2018 season. Maybe the biggest was the play of quarterback Joe...

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