Ray Rice (left) rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens' 31-24 win over the Bengals Nov. 20, but those numbers are a little deceiving. His touchdowns covered one and two yards, respectively, and 59 of his rushing yards came on one carry. Take that carry away and Rice averaged 2.4 yards on his other 19 carries, which is more in line with how stout the Bengals' rushing defense has been all season. Led by quick and physical linebackers Thomas Howard and Rey Maualuga (right), who have 115 and 101 tackles, respectively, the Bengals have held opposing rushing attacks to 96.9 yards per game. That's the fifth lowest total in the NFL. Rice and former Raven Willis McGahee are the only running backs to rush for over 100 yards against the Bengals all season. But if right guard Marshal Yanda, arguably the Ravens' top run blocker, misses the game with rib and thigh injuries, Rice will have a tough time repeating that performance. Andre Gurode would be Yanda's likely replacement. Rice's backup, Ricky Williams, is 19 yards short of 10,000 rushing yards for his career. EDGE: EVEN
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