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Ravens need to control run first vs. Bengals

Slowing the Bengals passing attack isn't all about coverages. The first priority for the Ravens Sunday should be slowing down running back Cedric Benson, who gained more than 100 yards rushing in Cincinnati's two wins against the Ravens last season. The Bengals like to force teams to put their safety or safeties into the box to stop the run, and then go play action for the big strike down field.

"You know, obviously, that's something we've got to address," said Ravens defensive coordinator Greg Mattison. "He's run the ball better than you're supposed to run it on our defense, and that's a big thing for us. We've got to stop that run."

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