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Ravens finish 2013 season with a franchise low in rushing yards

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Baltimore ran for just 1,328 yards.

Ray Rice ran for 660 yards, his lowest rushing output since his rookie year in 2008.
Ray Rice ran for 660 yards, his lowest rushing output since his rookie year in 2008.
Kevin C. Cox

After winning a Super Bowl in February, the Ravens never envisioned setting a franchise mark on the wrong side of the statistics.

After years of being known as a strong running team, the Ravens finished the 2013 season with just 1,328 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

The yardage total is the worst number in franchise history and it's not even that close. The previous low was set in 1997, when the Ravens accounted for just 1,589 yards and seven touchdowns.

Baltimore's leading rusher was Ray Rice, who ended the year with just 660 rushing yards and four touchdowns. It was his lowest rushing output since his rookie season in 2008, when he finished with 454 rushing yards.

"We've always been able to run the ball, so I'm sure that will be an offseason study to get things back in the run game to help Joe [Flacco] out in the passing game as well," running back Ray Rice told reporters on Monday. "They all offset each other. We'll get back to that. I know running the ball is something that we're good at and we're capable of doing. We just have to work at it."