Ray Rice ran for a career-high 204 yards against the Browns on Sunday and he’s been recognized for the accomplishment.
Rice has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week in recognition of his big day in Baltimore’s 24-10 win. In addition to the big yardage, Rice added a touchdown and a career-best 67-yard run from scrimmage. It’s the second time Rice has been so honored as he also got the prize in Week 15 last season.
It’s the latest big addition to a salary drive that hasn’t gotten nearly as much attention this season as those of Matt Forte and DeSean Jackson. Rice is a free agent after the year and he’s having what’s probably his best season as a pro in 2011. He’s scored 11 touchdowns, leads the AFC in total yards and has been used more frequently than any back other than Arian Foster.