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Broken tackle totals show wide gap between Ray Rice and NFL's best backs
Broken tackle totals show wide gap between Ray Rice and NFL's best backs

Ray Rice of the Ravens and Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks were widely viewed as two of the best running backs in the NFL entering 2013. While their running styles are different, both ranked near the top of the league in yards from scrimmage in 2012 and were selected to participate in the Pro Bowl. But while Lynch went “Beast Mode,” particularly during the playoffs, while helping lead the Seahawks to the Super Bowl, Rice’s performance this past season can probably be described as “Yeesh Mode.” Rice rushed for just 660 yards, his lowest rushing total since becoming the starter in 2009 and fewer than part-time players such as LeGarrette Blount, Lamar...

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