During his weekly Monday news conferences,
The big question this week was whether it’s too early to panic for the Ravens after how poorly they played at
Speaking of Rice, he is getting the ball less this season but not significantly less. Through seven games last year, Rice totaled 115 carries for 489 yards (4.3 yards a carry) and five rushing touchdowns, and 33 catches for 373 yards and two touchdowns. Through this season's first seven games, Rice has 106 carries for 524 yards (4.9 per carry) and five rushing touchdowns, and 29 catches for 245 yards and no touchdowns. So on average, Rice is getting fewer than two touches less per game than what his workload was through this point last year. It is not a misconception, however, that Rice is averaging significantly less touches in Ravens losses than wins. In the Ravens' 17 regular-season wins over the past two years, Rice is averaging 23 touches. In their six losses during that span, Rice is averaging 16.5 touches. Many fans, not happy with Cameron, have pointed out that a decreased workload for Rice is a common denominator in recent Ravens losses. I think there is more to it than that, but the numbers do support those claims.
The 2,800 total yards that the Ravens have allowed through seven games is the highest their defense has surrendered since 1996, which was also the Ravens and
As has been pointed out a lot this week after linebacker