The 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back gashed the defense for 118 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries in the Ravens' 34-17 loss to Denver on Dec. 16. Moreno became the fourth opponent to rush for more than 100 yards against the defense in the regular season, and several members of the run unit said they are looking forward to getting another crack at him.
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An effective Moreno can help alleviate some of the pressure on Manning and the Broncos pass offense, Manning said.
"Certainly, I think you want to be balanced," the quarterback said during a conference call with Baltimore media Tuesday. "I think we've done a decent job of being balanced with the run game and pass game. Knowshon has stepped in for us and done a heck of a job. He was inactive for a large part of the season. That's not easy to do, to all of a sudden just turn it on and come in there and play in this offense. So it's a real credit to him for being prepared. He was obviously studying during the time that he was inactive, and when his number was called, he stepped in and has really done a good job for us."
Moreno impressed the Ravens with his ability to wait patiently for his blockers to open a running lane and burst through. A capable receiver who has turned in four outings of at least 100 total yards from scrimmage in his six starts, Moreno is a threat also on third down.
But Moreno’s biggest impact is carrying the football, and defensive end