CB Carr out against Browns

Written by on December 2, 2011 in Ravens, Sports - No comments

OWINGS MILLS — Cornerback Chris Carr will not play Sunday against Cleveland, according to a team source.

Carr was ianctive with a back injury last week against San Francisco and hasn’t healed yet.

Linebacker Ray Lewis hasn’t been ruled out, though he missed his third consecutive practice this week on Friday. Lewis has a turf toe injury that has kept him out of the last two games against Cincinnati and San Francisco.

“I feel like there’s a chance (Lewis plays),” Harbaugh said. “We’ll see it how it goes.”

Feed ‘em Rice

One thing’s been constant this season: When running back Ray Rice gets 20 or more touches in a game, the Ravens win.

Baltimore is 7-0 when Rice gets his 20 touches. It’s 1-3 when he doesn’t. The lone win came against St. Louis in Week 3, thanks in part strong offensive outputs from quarterback Joe Flacco and receiver Torrey Smith.

In addition, getting left guard Ben Grubbs back by Week 9 has paid huge dividends this season. For the year, the Ravens have averaged 5.49 yards per rush behind the left guard, good for a third best ranking in the NFL.

Backup center Andre Gurode, who filled in for Grubbs for five of the six games he missed, deserves some credit for the statistic.

The Ravens have also done a good job running behind right guard Marshal Yanda, as they’ve averaged 4.13 yards per rush behind him.

“Throughout the course of the year we were trying to figure out what our identity is, how guys were improving,” offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said. “I think now, in the last couple of weeks, we know what we’re capable of doing with the football.”

By Jason Butt
sports@baltimoreguide.com

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