Ray Rice looks to be done. He’s leading one of the worst rushing attacks in the league, ranked 30th in the NFL with just 73.1 yards per game. Rice was injured in Week 2 and hasn’t been right all season, running behind a patchwork offensive line.
On the other hand, the Bears defense has been decimated, especially on the defensive interior. The Bears rush defense has been as bad as I can remember it in the last decade or more. The Bears are 31st in the league, allowing almost 130 yards per game on the ground.
Ravens bad running game vs the Bears bad rush defense? Something’s gotta give! If the Bears want a chance to win, they need to make sure that Ray Rice doesn’t break out of his season-long slump and keep the Ravens running game shut down.
Don’t Cut ‘Em Any Flacc-o
Joe Flacco is the posterchild for why you don’t give quarterbacks the full boat contracts. Give Joe Cool credit, he bet big on himself last season and road a hot hand through the playoffs to a Lombardi Trophy and a monster pay day. Flacco has been average for the Ravens, where their passing attack is ranked 17th in the league. Flacco has been sacked 30 times through nine games, so he can be pressured and beaten up. The Bears defense is due for a few takeaways and a score.