Ravens RB Bernard Pierce finished the win against Indianapolis with three straight runs that earned a first down and allowed the offense to run time off the clock. Coach John Harbaugh said there was no design behind giving the ball to Pierce rather than Ray Rice.
"We like both of those guys in that situation," Harbaugh said. "Bernard has earned the right to be in on those kind of situations. I like both of our backs a lot."
Rice lost two fumbles in the game, which may have impacted the decision-making in the fourth quarter on Sunday.