Baltimore Ravens vs New Orleans Saints: Position by Position Grades

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Running Backs

Nov 24, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) celebrates with quarterback Joe Flacco (5) after a touchdown run during the fourth quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Ravens defeated the Saints 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

What a day for Justin Forsett. Where in the world did this guy come from? He had previously been on four different teams, serving as a backup and third-string running back. He has now come to the Ravens and has become one of the best backs in the NFL.

Against New Orleans, he rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries (8.3 yards-per-carry). He is currently third in the league in rushing yards with 903, and he leads all running backs in yards-per-carry with an average of 5.8.

Bernard Pierce also got his opportunities in this game, as he rushed for 28 yards on seven carries. What puzzles me is the fact that rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro continues to get minimal-to-no carries. He is a better option than Pierce, and the Ravens have to get him more involved.

Grade: A+