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Thursday Ravens links: Balancing act at running back, defense adjusting to stricter rules

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Ravens finding balancing act at running back

With Ray Rice facing his two-game suspension, the Ravens are trying to figure out how to divide the carries among the other running backs, writes The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson.

Timmy Jernigan becoming pivotal player for defense

Due to injuries sustained to Brent Urban and Kapron Lewis-Moore, rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan could see an increased load of reps during his first season, writes The Baltimore Sun's Wilson.

Ravens defenders getting used to stricter rules

With the NFL wanting to enforce more defensive holding and illegal contact calls, the Ravens are having to adjust the way they play on the defensive side of the ball, writes's Ryan Mink.

Steve Smith: 'We build bullies'

Speaking to's Brian Mitchell, Ravens receiver Steve Smith said the team is looking to play with a high level of toughness this year.

Which side of the ball has done the best?

Purple Reign Show's Jeremy Herskovic compares how the offense and defense has looked thus far, and which side of the ball has performed better.