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Taylor developing as expected

Tyrod Taylor's signature play in the Ravens' 31-13 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night occurred when he froze linebacker Justin Houston with a shoulder shake in the backfield and outraced a phalanx of Chiefs defenders to the right pylon for a five-yard score in the fourth quarter.

But the rookie quarterback said he's beginning to feel more comfortable in the pocket as a passer. After finishing with a 55.5 rating on 19-of-28 passing for 179 yards, two interceptions and five sacks, Taylor had a 73.3 rating on 5-of-11 passing for 88 yards, zero interceptions and two sacks."I think I am [developing]," Taylor, the team's sixth-round pick, said. "Each and every day, I think I'm impressing and improving my game throughout practice, and Coach is giving me an opportunity to go out and show a presence in the game, and that's what I've been doing."

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Coach John Harbaugh said he thought that Taylor had quickened his release and appeared more adept at getting out of trouble against the Chiefs.

"He's done probably as well as we could have expected so far," Harbaugh said. "He's a very talented young man. I like his poise. He's very intelligent. He's a very fast learner, and I don't know if I've seen a quarterback maybe since Joe Flacco that picks it up so quickly. He just has such a calmness about him, and he's a pinpoint passer."

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