Ray Rice RB BAL 2 Days
Ray Rice rushed 17 times for 67 yards in Baltimore's Week 14 win over the Vikings, adding five catches for an additional 42 yards.
Rice's yards on the ground were his third most of the year, while the receiving yards were a new season high. That tells you all you need to know about Rice's 2013. Baltimore's run blocking started out typically putrid, but finally got into a groove during the second half of a snowy game. As has become usual, Rice didn't display much shake-and-bake in the open field, but looked less stiff than he has at almost any point this season. Be that as it may, he'll be a low-end RB2 against the Lions' stout run defense in Week 15.
Ray Rice RB BAL 12 Days
Ray Rice rushed for 32 yards on 12 carries in Baltimore's Week 13 win over the Steelers.
Rice caught six of his seven targets in the passing game for an additional 38 yards. After taking advantage of the Bears in Week 11, Rice has predictably gone back into the gutter with 62 yards rushing on 28 carries the past two games. He also isn't scoring, leaving him as a mere flex option. Rice has a very favorable matchup next week against the Vikings. He'll be an RB2 in Week 14.
Ray Rice RB BAL 16 Days
Ray Rice managed 30 yards on 16 carries in Baltimore's Week 12 win over the Jets, "adding" one reception for -3 yards.
Rice's Week 11 blowup game against the Bears was indeed exposed as a matchup-based fluke in Sunday's bout with the Jets' league-best run defense. The Ravens still came away with a much-needed victory, but their running game continues to run in place. They tried to kick start it by giving Tyrod Taylor a bunch of playing time in Wildcat-type packages, but it only worked once. Rice will be a dicey flex play in Week 13 against Pittsburgh.
Ray Rice RB BAL 23 Days
The Ravens-Bears Week 11 game will resume at about 3:25 PM ET Sunday.
The game was delayed due to inclement weather at around 1:40 ET after a Justin Tucker 52-yard field goal with 4:51 left in the first quarter. The Ravens are leading on the scoreboard 10-0. Ray Rice was shredding the Bears before the temporary suspension of play. He's rushed for 56 yards and a score on five carries.
Ray Rice RB BAL 29 Days
Coach John Harbaugh said Monday there is "no doubt" Ray Rice is still dealing with his early-season hip injury.
Beat writer Matt Vensel recently compared Rice's open-field running to a little kid in a snow suit. He has no lateral agility or burst, and the problems are exacerbated when the Ravens' offensive line can't open a running lane. Statistically, Baltimore is fielding one of the most anemic running games in league history this season. They do face a porous Bears run defense in Week 11, perhaps creating a pre-Week 12 sell-high opportunity for Rice owners.
Ray Rice RB BAL 2 Months
Ray Rice rushed 14 times for 34 yards in Baltimore's Week 6 loss to the Packers, adding three catches for 15 yards.
Rice also committed a drop. At least he didn't fumble. Rice got nothing going for the fifth straight game as the Ravens' offensive line generated no push in the running game. Both Rice and Bernard Pierce were slamming into brick walls all afternoon. The low point came midway through the second quarter, where Rice failed to find pay dirt on three straight carries inside the Packers' four-yard line. The would-be RB1 is now averaging 2.77 yards through his first 71 carries. With Rice's struggles getting worse instead of better, he'll be a hard-to-trust RB2 against the Steelers' vulnerable run defense in Week 7.