In their previous four seasons, the
The Ravens, who haven’t lost to the Browns since
In his four career games in Cleveland, Rice has carried the ball 95 times for 539 rushing yards -- an average of 5.7 yards per carry -- and has twice flexed in front of the Dawg Pound after touchdowns.
Asked about his success there, Rice tried to find an explanation.
"You just brought that to my attention," Rice said Wednesday. "Last year we caught them in a rainy situation. I love playing on grass. It's a little different surface. Obviously, when you're cutting, you get better traction on the turf. Any running back will tell you on grass you can't over pursue as much, because the cutting is different on that grass, and obviously, on a wet field it's really a lot different."
But the surface at Cleveland Browns Stadium should be dried out after
And Rice says he is expecting more resistance from a Browns defense currently ranked 24th in the
"We just went out there and ran the ball really well last year, but that's last year," Rice said. "Their defense is playing at a high level, and we're going to have a challenge ahead of us. We know."