Baltimore Ravens vs Indianapolis Colts: Position by Position Grades

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Running Backs

Oct 5, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) is chased by Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden (93) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The running backs were up and down in this game with little room to run. Forsett continued his impressive play, rushing 42 yards on six carries (seven yards-per-carry) and recording the only touchdown for the Ravens on the day. However, the big Lorenzo Taliaferro did not look so great. He rushed for 18 yards on a minimal five carries.

Bernard Pierce came in late in this game, and added an extra boost right out of the gate. He rushed for 10+ yards on back-to-back plays, finishing the day rushing for 30 yards on four carries.

The Ravens should continue to mix it up and use the three-back arrangement to their advantage. You don’t need to have one lead back.

Grade: B-