Rice and McGahee split time vs. Bills

October 26, 2010 by Aaron Wilson, Times Staff Writer

SPLITTING TIME: One week removed from running back Willis McGahee not playing at all against the New England Patriots, he split the workload with Pro Bowl runner Ray Rice on Sunday.
Rice rushed for 72 yards on 16 carries.
And McGahee gained 64 yards and scored a touchdown on 11 carries with a long run of 25 yards.
McGahee started the game, but Rice played more than he did.
"It was just like any other game," McGahee said. "Whether Ray starts or I start really wasn't anything special. We work together, just giving each other rest. We worked on it all week the rotation."
McGahee dashed into the end zone on a two-yard run in the third quarter, getting past a pursuing defensive back.
"I'm not going to beat him to the corner, so I just turned it up," McGahee said. "It's my business to get in there. It's just my job to get in the end zone. I wasn't going to let anybody stop me."
Rice averaged 4.5 yards per carry.
He didn't seem to mind sharing carries with McGahee.
"It was our game plan going in, and I think it was smart on the end of our coaching staff," Rice said. "I came out of the game healthy, no wear and tear on the body. I think we both did a pretty good job of running the ball."

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