The Baltimore Ravens are trying to lock up the final Wild Card berth in the AFC and need and need to do so with a win on Sunday and a loss by the Miami Dolphins.
The season started off rocky for the defending champions but has gotten a lot better over the last couple of weeks as they managed to pick up some much needed victories. Now Ray Rice has easily had one of the worst years of his career as he failed to rush for over 1,000 yards.
Rice currently stands at 645 rushing yards with four touchdowns. The biggest game of the year by Rice came against the Chicago Bears on November 17th where he rushed for 131 rushing yards and a touchdown. A defense that has allowed struggling running backs to run all over them.
Both Ray Rice and Torrey Smith are listed as questionable for Sunday’s regular season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Elvis Dumervil (ankle), Ray Rice (thigh), Torrey Smith (thigh), Arthur Jones (head), Gino Gradkowski (knee) all QUESTIONABLE to play Sunday
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 27, 2013
Both men were limited during practice but are expected to suit up in a must win game against the Bengals. It’s do or die for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Teams who have won the Super Bowl have had problems reaching the playoffs the following year. Will the Baltimore Ravens become another one of those teams?