The Ravens offense was clicking in Sunday’s 33-14 win over the Giants, and running back Ray Rice has been rewarded for his role in the performance.
The fifth-year running back was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 107 yards on 24 carries. He also had six catches for 51 yards and a touchdown.
Rice helped lead an offense that racked up a season-high 533 total yards, and he was one of two running backs to go over 100 rushing yards. Rookie Bernard Pierce had 123 rushing yards on 14 carries.
This marks the first time of the season Rice has won the award, and the third time in his career.
Sunday’s game was the fourth time of the season that Rice has topped the century mark, and he now has 1,138 rushing yards on the season. He is the first Ravens player to top 1,000 rushing yards in four straight seasons and his 1,616 total yards from scrimmage this year ranks sixth in the NFL.