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Week 1 vs. CIN
Rushing: 22 / 64 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 19 / 0 on 4 targets
With Willis McGahee standing on the sidelines for the entire game, it appeared that it would be up to Rice to anchor the Raven's running attack and try to keep the pressure off of QB and fellow rookie Joe Flacco. Early on, Rice regularly tried to use his speed and young legs to bounce to the outside and seemed reluctant to try for the hard yards up the middle. While this allowed him to rack up a fair number of four to six yard runs, he was never able to get to the second level where his speed and vision would have been most useful. In the second half the Bengals' defense adjusted to Rice's tendencies, and he was far less effective. By the end of the third quarter it was LeRon McClain who was receiving the majority of the carries and in the fourth quarter it was Rice's fumble (recovered for a Bengals TD) that allowed Cincinnati back into the game with ten minutes left on the clock. In the passing game, Rice was targeted on occasion, but on the only play where the pass would have potentially resulted in a long play (and quite possibly a touchdown), Rice bobbled away the ball.
Week 3 vs. CLE
Rushing: 5 / 21 / 0
Rice did not see much action, carrying the ball only five times despite Willis McGahee missing much of the game.
Week 4 vs. PIT
Rushing: 1 / 0 / 0
RB Ray Rice only saw limited action despite the two injuries to RB Willis McGahee.
Week 5 vs. TEN
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
With the return of Willis McGahee's ability to handle 20+ carries, and the early season emergence of LeRon McClain, it has become clear that Rice is the third option on the ground for the Ravens. While he did periodically get on the field, Rice received no carries and was only targeted in the passing game once --- an incompletion.
Week 6 vs. IND
Rushing: 6 / 23 / 0
Receiving: 7 / 64 / 0 on 8 targets
After being shunted to the sideline as the third RB behind Willis McGahee and LeRon McClain earlier in the season, Rice emerged, somewhat surprisingly, as Baltimore's #1 offensive option in this game. This may have been more a function of the fact that Baltimore very quickly fell behind than anything else. Whatever the reason, Rice showed that he could be a versatile part of the Ravens offense if given the chance. While he failed to break any long runs, Rice was able to hit the holes and dance his way to a 3.8 yards per carry average on his six rushes, and in the passing game he actually ended up seeing more targets (nine) than any other receiver. While none of these were particularly far downfield, Rice showed that he was able to convert on his pass receiving opportunities and generate yardage through the air. With 87 total offensive yards, Rice finished the day as the most productive RB, WR or TE on the field for the Ravens.
Week 7 vs. MIA
Rushing: 7 / 13 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 46 / 0 on 2 targets
After accounting for the lions' share of Baltimore offense last week, the rookie Rice saw his action curtailed somewhat this week. On the ground he saw only seven carries, and was unable to do much of anything with them. On the other hand, in the passing game he showed a flash of the speed and elusiveness that had so many excited about his prospects in the pre-season. On the Ravens' second play of the fourth quarter, Rice took a screen pass on the right side of the field and then exploded along the sideline, taking advantage of his blockers and hurdling a defender before being brought down after a gain of 40 yards.
Week 8 vs. OAK
Rushing: 8 / 64 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 37 / 0 on 3 targets
After a vanilla start to the season, Rice has really come on during the past few weeks. In Sunday's game against the Raiders he had 64 rushing yards on eight attempts and 37 receiving yards on three receptions. Not a bad day fantasy wise.
Week 9 vs. CLE
Rushing: 21 / 154 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 22 / 0 on 4 targets
Rice stated off slowly against the Browns, but he broke out in the second half and ended up with an impressive 154 yards rushing. He had a 60 yard run that looked like he should have scored but was knocked out at the two yard line, which resulted in a field goal.
Week 10 vs. HOU
Rushing: 7 / 17 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 2 / 0 on 2 targets
After the best day of his career last week, the return of fellow RB Willis McGahee relegated Rice to the backup position. While he was given seven rushes and used regularly in the passing game (including an end zone target), he was not able to convert those limited chances into any meaningful stats. With McGahee finding success, the coaches stayed with the hot hand in McGahee.
Week 11 vs. NYG
Rushing: 8 / 19 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 18 / 0 on 5 targets
Rice was much more involved in the passing game, however struggled on the ground like his fellow running-mates. Carrying nine times for 18 yards Rice showed good elusiveness when handling the ball in the open field. He saw five targets come his way which he was able to turn into four catches.
Week 12 vs. PHI
Rushing: 8 / 7 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 42 / 0 on 6 targets
While Rice gave way to fellow RB LeRon McClain as the Ravens' primary runner on the day, his owners can take some solace from the fact that he was heavily involved in the Baltimore passing game. He finished second on the team with six targets, and tied for first in receptions with three. While most of these passes were check-downs, Rice was able, on at least one occasion, to display his speed and elusiveness. On that late first half play, Rice scooped a low, two yard pass off of his shoelaces, dodged Eagles CB Asante Samuel and raced up the right sideline for 22 yards.
Week 13 vs. CIN
Rushing: 11 / 41 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 14 / 0 on 6 targets
Rice was used on third downs and to spell the starter McClain. He was effective at running the plays on the edges, sweeps and tosses mixed in with the odd draw play. In the passing game his used for screens and short dump off passes. He was able to pick up 56 yards of offense on game.
Week 14 vs. WAS
Rushing: 3 / 31 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 9 / 0 on 2 targets
RB Ray Rice left the game because of a bruised leg following a reception in the third quarter. He did not return.
Week 20 vs. PIT
Rushing: 1 / 2 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 43 / 0 on 4 targets
Rice took short passes and ran well after securing them to gain significant yards as an outlet receiver. The only target he did not catch was thrown off target and richoted off his fingers, was intercepted.