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Preston: Ravens should run on Bengals

A lot has been said and written about the Ravens offense this season, and those new additions at the wide receiver positions paid off well Monday night. But going into the game against the Bengals, it might be better if the Ravens can control the pace of the game with their running attack. I don't think a shootout with the Bengals would work in the favor of the Ravens.

This game seems like the perfect time to unleash Ray Rice, Willis McGahee and Le'Ron McClain on the Bengals to pound the football, and take the ball out of the hands of Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer and his good receivers, including rookie tight end Jermaine Gresham. The Ravens had rated Gresham high in the draft, but weren't thrilled with his interview here in Baltimore leading up to the draft in April.

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Also, in the past, Cincinnati had some suspect cornerbacks, but they've gotten better with present starters Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall.

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