Even with a struggling offense-low running game and a weak offensive line, the Ravens are tied for 2nd place with the Cleveland Browns with a 4-5 record in the AFC North division. There has been talk about whether Ray Rice needs to be replaced with Bernard Pierce. According to Coach Harbaugh, both players are needed. During last Monday’s new conference, Harbaugh said ” We think we have two very good backs but I don’t think [replacing Rice as the starter] would be the solution.” Heading to Chicago to play the Bears, the Ravens really need to work on their running game, plain and simple. During the game with the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens had 3 turn overs and gained a season low of 189 yards. this makes the 3rd straight game that the Ravens have gained less than 300 yards. Only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jacksonville Jaguars have averaged fewer yards per game.
Does there need to be a change in the Offense Coordinator? There was a change last year from Cam Cameron to Jim Caldwell with a record of 9-4. McCall helped the team increase their average yardage by at least 60 yards in the regular season and by more than 80 yards in the play-off season. This lead to the Ravens winning Superbowl XLVII.