OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Three quarterbacks have more yards rushing this season than Ray Rice, which goes a long way toward explaining why the Baltimore Ravens own the league's 27th-ranked running game and are sitting at .500 after six games.
A portion of the blame needs to be directed at a struggling offensive line that has not quite overcome the loss of retired center Matt Birk. Rice, however, just doesn't appear to be zipping through the line in the manner that earned him three trips to the Pro Bowl.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco suggested Rice may still be feeling the effects of a hip flexor strain that sidelined him in Week 3. But Rice insisted a week ago that he's put that behind him.
Baltimore (3-3) faces AFC North rival Pittsburgh (1-4) on Sunday.