Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/12/14
It may be an antiquated formula for most teams in the NFL today, but running the ball and playing great defense has been Baltimore's formula of success for the past decade. Not anymore. The Ravens are running the ball for an average of just over 112 yards per game while their defense ranks 26th in total yards and 26th against the rush. This may be unfamiliar statistical territory in Baltimore, but the only stat that really matters is their 5-1 record. I give John Harbaugh a ton of credit for adapting to the demands of the league and scheming based on the ability of his players. He has one of the most dynamic running backs in the NFL, but just because he is a running back doesn't mean that he has to take handoffs the entire game. Harbaugh isn't concerned with the amount of carries Ray Rice has at the end of the game, he is more concerned, if you can even call it that, with the total amount of touches. That obviously includes running plays, quick screens and any other receptions out ...
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