"I couldn't [have] written a [better] story myself," Justin Forsett said when asked to reflect on his season so far. "It has been an answer to a lot of prayers throughout my career." (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
At some point in Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans, Forsett will likely set a career high for carries and rushing yards in a season.
Originally thought to be an insurance policy for the Ravens, Forsett has emerged as the team's primary running back and with that distinction comes a far bigger workload than he's had at any point in his seven-year NFL career.
Through nine games, Forsett has carried the ball 113 times, five fewer than his career high of 118, set with the Seattle Seahawks in 2010. Forsett has 609 yards rushing this season, 10 fewer than his rookie season in 2009.
Forsett also has 31 receptions, giving him 144 total touches on the season. The most touches he's had in his career was 155 for the Seahawks in 2009.
"Body is good," Forsett said. "I'm making sure that I'm doing all the little things outside of getting treatments and making sure I'm taking care of the body."
Forsett, 29, entered training camp healthy and feeling pretty fresh. He played in just nine games for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season and had six total carries and 15 receptions. However, this season has been an adjustment for a player who had started just seven games over his first six NFL seasons.
"I get more massages probably this season than I've ever had," he said. "I get a little more of a break at home. My wife takes it a little easier on me with the chores, so I get a little more time to nap."