Tyler Eifert

Mike Preston: Nothing pretty about Ravens' recipe for success, but if they follow it they'll win

Mike Preston: Nothing pretty about Ravens' recipe for success, but if they follow it they'll win

The Ravens’ blueprint for success in 2017 was on display Sunday. It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective.

If you prefer cuteness go check out the Kansas City Chiefs. If you want the long ball, then the Oakland Raiders might be a better option. As for the Ravens, they need to run the ball and play great defense.

Those two ingredients used to be the staples of this franchise. The Ravens got away from that philosophy the past couple of years, but rediscovered the formula while pitching a 20-0 shutout of the Bengals.

Led by the ancient one, Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, the Ravens harassed Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton into four interceptions and the Bengals...

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