Just three backs in NFL history have run for 200 yards in back-to-back games. The last to do it was Rice's backup, Ricky Williams, for Miami in 2002. Earl Campbell (1980) and O.J. Simpson (1973, '76) are the others.
Rice was unaware when advised on a conference call. But much like the talk about how the fourth-year pro is in a contract year, he's not paying much attention to it.
"I don't go into games saying I'm going to get 200 yards," Rice said. "I go into a game obviously trying to win first, but you know if you're close. If I would have finished with 196 yards, that would have eaten at me for a while. You're close, you want to get it, but you want to get the victory first."
The Ravens (9-3) are overwhelming favorites to achieve that first objective against the Colts (0-12). The NFL's only winless team is banged up defensively with three defenders landing on injured reserve this week and top tackler Pat Angerer nursing a knee injury. The Colts are 30th in run defense at 144.2 yards allowed per game.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun