Larry Csonka

Ravens running game powers offense to win

Ravens running game powers offense to win

The way Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce are rolling up yards, the Ravens' running back duo may need a nickname of their own.

Reviving memories of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (the Miami Dolphins' Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick) and "Thunder & Lightning" (the New York Giants' Ron Dayne and Tiki Barber), Rice and Pierce played significant roles in the Ravens' 24-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC wild-card playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.

Pierce led the offense in rushing with 103 yards on 13 carries, including the team's longest runs of 43 and 18 yards. Rice rushed 15 times for 70 yards and although his day was marred by two...