Kubiak has Ravens’ ground game is up and running

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens seem to be adjusting well to new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.

The Ravens have averaged a league-best 194 rushing yards in two preseason games. That’s a far cry from last year, when the Ravens ranked 30th in rushing. Their average of 3.1 yards per carry ranked last.

Kubiak says, “Offensively, that’s where everything starts for us. We’ve got to be able to run the football to make the rest of it go.”

Rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro has a team-high 130 yards rushing this preseason. Bernard Pierce has 92 yards on 17 carries. Pierce is expected to start the first two games while Ray Rice serves a two-game suspension stemming from an offseason arrest on an assault charge.

The Ravens host the Washington Redskins on Saturday.

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