Different offensive coordinator, same old problem.
In the first game under Jim Caldwell, running back Ray Rice was still not a major factor in the team's game plan. Rice posted season lows of 41 total yards and 2.7 yards per touch, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Rice had 12 carries and three catches, none of which came on third down. Sunday marked the fourth time this season that Rice didn't touch the ball on third down.
The Ravens are 32-11 when Rice gets 20 touches or more and 12-11 when he doesn't. Rice's 23o carries is tied for 11th in the NFL. He's on pace for 263 carries this season, which would be his fewest since 2009 (his first season as a featured back).
STAT THAT STICKS: 4 -- Number of 100-yard rushers allowed by the Ravens this year, including 118 yards rushing by Denver's Knowshon Moreno. The other three backs were: Jamaal Charles, Trent Richardson and Alfred Morris.
OVERHEARD: "I was not expecting him to jump, honestly. I couldn’t react because I was just dealing with a lot of sickness early in the game. I just wasn’t all the way into it, honestly. I was dealing with flu symptoms and everything. I just kind of watched him jump over me. I wasn’t expecting that at all. I thought he was ready to put his head down. I saw him gathering himself, so I was like, ‘There’s no way he’s going to jump.’ Great play by him. It happens.” -- Safety Ed Reed on Moreno leaping over him
WHAT'S NEXT: The Ravens (9-5) play host to the defending Super Bowl champion Giants (8-6), who were shut out Sunday after scoring 52 points the week before.