Running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery said the Ravens have no intention of keeping their "new car in the driveway," after signing Rice to a $40 million contract in July. That makes perfect sense against the Bengals, who have struggled mightily against the Pro Bowl runner, particularly middle linebacker Rey Maualuga. Maualuga struggles to keep up with Rice in the open field. Rice has rushed for 681 yards and six touchdowns in eight career games against Cincinnati, along with 33 receptions for 275 yards, his most against any individual opponent. Last season, he rushed for 295 yards and four touchdowns in two games against the Bengals, clinching the division with his 191-yard, two-touchdown game in the regular-season finale.
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