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Ravens abandoned running game way too early in loss to Colts
Ravens abandoned running game way too early in loss to Colts

When the Ravens started talking about building a strong running game in August, there were images of the 1960 Green Bay Packers and the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. New offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak had built strong running games while in Denver and Houston, so expectations were high in Baltimore. Then came the 62 pass attempts by the Ravens in a season-opening loss to Cincinnati. There went the running game. But then the Ravens rushed for 157, 160 and 127 yards in the next three games, and the tough running approach was back. Then came Sunday. The Ravens ran the ball just 15 times for 90 yards in a 20-13 loss, and this identity thing was thrown out the...

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