5 years ago

Bernard Pierce rushed 12 times for 33 yards in the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII loss to the 49ers.

Pierce's most impressive run came on the last play of the third quarter. On a critical third-and-one as San Francisco had rallied back to make Super Bowl XLVII a five-point game, Pierce sprinted off left end and beat 49ers OLB Aldon Smith around the corner for an eight-yard pickup. Unfortunately, Pierce netted just 25 yards on his other 11 carries. Still, after a highly impressive rookie year, Pierce will be a threat to Ray Rice's workload in 2013, likely on an 8-12 touch-per-game workload. He'll be one of the premier handcuffs in fantasy drafts next summer.