Are the Ravens Really Under-Using Ray Rice and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVDecember 7, 2012

We've known all season long that the Baltimore Ravens weren't giving running back Ray Rice enough carries considering his talent, and Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun took a closer look at Rice's workload this season to see just how few carries he's been getting.

Vensel breaks down the numbers of plays-per-season for the Ravens since 2009 and compares it to Rice's overall touches on the season to see if he's truly being underutilized this season, with fascinating results.

Baltimore Ravens

Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun says that the Baltimore Ravens' final four games of the season are tough and their outcomes will define their year.

Shawn Brubaker of Bleacher Report breaks down the 10 keys to a Ravens victory over the Washington Redskins this Sunday.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals released center Jeff Faine on Thursday, reports Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The move made way for the addition of kicker Josh Brown and also allowed center Kyle Cook to be activated back onto the roster before Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys

Bleacher Report's Alex Peterman wonders if Marvin Jones can truly be the Bengals' No. 2 wide receiver.

Cleveland Browns

Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer takes a look at the tight-knit group of Cleveland Browns offensive linemen.

Walt J. of Bleacher Report believes that current Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid will join the Browns in the same capacity once the season ends.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will be limited to just one practice day per week in an attempt to keep him healthy for games. 

Bleacher Report's Chris Trapasso says the Steelers are making the wrong decision by naming Ben Roethlisberger their starting quarterback in this Sunday's game against the Chargers.