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Gurode's insertion at left guard strengthens Ravens line

Gurode's insertion at left guard strengthens Ravens line

A reshuffled offensive line didn't seem to impede the Ravens in their explosive 37-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome Sunday. In fact, inserting Andre Gurode at left guard instead of Mark LeVoir seemed to be the antidote the front five needed after last Sunday's 26-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Unlike that outing, the offensive line contributed to 553 yards of total offense, opened rushing lanes for tailbacks Ray Rice and Ricky Williams to combine for an average of 9.3 yards per carry (121 yards on 13 attempts), and gave quarterback Joe Flacco enough time to find rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith for 152 yards and three touchdowns. "The pass...

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