On the first play of last year's season opener against the
Getting Rice into a similar groove Sunday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh would seem to be a priority for the Ravens. But offensive coordinator
"No. 1, that seems like 100 years ago," he said Thursday. "The old saying [is], 'There's nothing older than yesterday's success.' This team is this team. They've tweaked their defense. They've got some different faces in there. The scheme is the same, but the personnel is different. I think every year is different. Every game kind of takes on a life of its own. We have a confident group. No matter who we were playing this week, our bottom line was to get better and then play as well as we can play. Past success is a plus for us, but we're not relying on anything we've done in the past to win this game for us. Good memories, but memories don't get you real far in this business."
Running against the Steelers is not an easy task. Their defense ranks sixth in the
Rice ranks just 13th in rushing with 657 yards and seven touchdowns, and he rushed the ball 13 times for 35 yards and one score in a quiet outing in Sunday's 55-20 rout of the
But Jamaal Charles accumulated 100 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries in the