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Ravens expected to rest Ray Rice today

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Let the taking of the foot off the gas begin.

The Ravens have already clinched the AFC North, and while they could still get to the third seed, they know they’ll open the playoffs next week at home.

Because of that, they’re not expected to play running back Ray Rice today against the Bengals.

There’s nothing to be gained, so making sure any key parts are well-rested for next week, especially if they have any minor injuries which could use a little rest.

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16 Responses to “Ravens expected to rest Ray Rice today”
  1. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Dec 30, 2012 10:27 AM

    Don’t sleep on Bernard Pierce. Kid is very, very talented. Runs the ball hard.

    There aren’t many Ray Rices in this game, but Pierce isn’t exactly a guy that the Bengals should sleep on either.

  2. beltlessbuckler says: Dec 30, 2012 10:43 AM

    Big mo or not, the Ravens wouldn’t mind losing and locking up the 4 seed to play the colts rather than Bengals in wild card. No QB can withstand back to back weeks against the Bengals front four.

  3. bengalskuta82 says: Dec 30, 2012 10:47 AM

    Bengals are gonna keep the momentum going. The Ravens will get beaten down and that will lead them to go 1 and done..Bengals will kill their fire

  4. randallflagg52 says: Dec 30, 2012 10:47 AM

    Bernard Pierce has this. That guy could start on a lot of team in the league, just so happens he’s behind Ray Rice and NOBODY would start over Ray Rice.

  5. ravenmuscle says: Dec 30, 2012 10:52 AM

    The Bungals avoided a blackout but I’ll bet all the fans look like empty orange seats today while the high temperature will be 25 degrees.

    Both sides should just run the ball and treat it like the probowl and the refs should call no penalties. That way both teams get off the field with no injuries and the game is over in 2 hours.

  6. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Dec 30, 2012 11:00 AM

    One and done

  7. stevincinci says: Dec 30, 2012 11:05 AM

    Bengals D doesn’t sleep on anyone. Bring whoever on.

  8. 33rdasylum says: Dec 30, 2012 11:08 AM

    What if the Dolphins win today?
    What if the Ravens meet NE in the playoffs?
    What would you prefer: a little extra rest or a home game?

  9. ratbirdking says: Dec 30, 2012 11:13 AM

    With the way we’ve been using him all season it won’t make any difference. The most expensive 2 down back in nfl history.

    Ray rice off center for 1 yard. race rice off center for 2 yards. Punt.

    Hopefully we’ll see a huge workload out of him playoffs!

  10. thebonus44 says: Dec 30, 2012 11:40 AM

    steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Dec 30, 2012 11:00 AM

    One and done
    ———————————————————–

    Oh, the irony from a fan whose team isn’t even IN the playoffs. If I were a Steelers fan, I’d be more worried about my teams salary cap than what the two other teams from the AFC North are doing in the playoffs.

  11. ff56101 says: Dec 30, 2012 11:41 AM

    I thought they’d rested him enough the last 16 weeks.

  12. steel420 says: Dec 30, 2012 11:57 AM

    Why rest him? He only has one more game once hey reach the playoffs?

  13. polo550 says: Dec 30, 2012 12:28 PM

    I really can’t understand how a fan of another team who is home for the playoffs can talk smack about a team that a) one the division and b) is obviously in the playoffs and is a better team. I’m a Ravens fan but if my team was headed for the golf course I wouldn’t have jack to say. Why hate? I get the whole Ravens vs. Steelers rivalry but sometimes it gets way out of hand. Face it the Ravens may indeed be one and done but at least they put themselves in a position for a shot at the SB. Sorry that your feelings are hurt.

  14. randallflagg52 says: Dec 30, 2012 1:34 PM

    Even with all the injuries and resting a bunch of key players (Boldin, Yanda, Pollard, Ngata, Rice) the Ravens are giving the bungles all they can handle. It looks like the bungles, the red headed step child of the AFCN will be one and done in the playoffs yet again.

  15. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 30, 2012 1:59 PM

    I don’t think a raven fan should complain about any teams fan giving crap to the raven fans. Check out any other thread and you will find raven trolls dishing crap everyday. Police your own and stop crying. A shot at the SB ….please…last four years have produced zip..nada…tee shirts.

  16. scoobies05 says: Dec 31, 2012 12:59 AM

    wait are u serious. you are complaining about ravens fans trolling on other teams sites. you are a bigger moron than i thought

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