The Baltimore Ravens are taking on the Buffalo Bills in Week 4 of the regular season and they are expected to have their top offensive weapon back in the line up. There were some concerns surrounding running back Ray Rice’s status leading up to the game, but all signs point towards Rice suiting up and taking the field.
From Adam Schefter of ESPN:
Unless he suffers a setback to his hip injury in pre-game warmups, Ravens RB Ray Rice is expected to play today vs. Bills, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 29, 2013
Any time you can have a player of Rice’s caliver on the field it is an obvious boost to your line up.
This is a game that the Ravens should win, so they need to make sure to avoid any emotional letdown and upset, which they can do by handing Ray Rice the rock early and often.
In the case of a setback for Rice during the pre-game warmups, the team will turn to Bernard Pierce to carry the load.