Breaking Down Ray Rice’s Versatility in the Ravens Offense

October 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Baltimore Ravens feed Ray Rice, good things tend to happen. That’s because he’s one of the most versatile running backs in the NFL. The Ravens need to get him the ball because he provides the balance that prevents the offense from imploding.
The past two weeks are a great example of how important Rice is to the offense.
Baltimore won the game where Rice had more touches, but they were both close games that could have gone either way. The point is not the outcome, but the way the Ravens were able to control the game when Rice was involved.
Rice wasn’t particularly great against the Miami Dolphins. He managed to find the end zone twice, but he averaged 3.3 yards per carry and lost a fumble. In his best game of the year so far, Pro Football Focus gave him a grade of minus-2.1 (subscription required). Regardless, his 33 touches against Miami opened up the entire offense.
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