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Tale of the Tape: Pierce rumbles through the Browns

Tale of the Tape: Pierce rumbles through the Browns

Every Tuesday, blogger Matt Vensel breaks down a critical play, sometimes with the help of Ravens players, from that week’s game. Today, he looks at Bernard Pierce's big run against the Browns on Thursday night. In the third round of April’s NFL draft, the Ravens still had one running back on their draft board that they really coveted. They had unexpectedly lost veteran running back Ricky Williams to retirement and they still weren’t really sure what they had in youngsters Anthony Allen and Damien Berry. There was also the ongoing contract negotiation with Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, who at the time was only under contract for 2012. But not only that, they...

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