Forsett struggled to get going in the game, with a long run of 14 yards. Backup
Forsett also had a costly turnover when he fumbled in the third quarter, which led to a Pittsburgh touchdown.
The Ravens will look to get the running game going in the divisional round of the playoffs against the Patriots next week.
Canty has not been able to practice all week.
The Ravens listed the following players as probable:
The Ravens are 5-point favorites.
With Steve Smith held in check and Torrey Smith injured late,
Meanwhile in the running game,
Starting running back Justin Forsett led the rushing attack Sunday with 112 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Although, Forsett, Pierce and Taliferro combined for no catches.
The Ravens are on a bye Week 11 before returning to action Week 12 at New Orleans.
But Forsett wasn't the one to benefit from Pierce's absence.
Forsett was still the primary rusher, getting 17 carries to Taliaferro's seven, and he got a chance from the Bengals' 2-yard line in the first quarter. But when he failed with it, the Ravens seemed all the more inclined to go with Taliaferro inside the 10-yard line.
Taliaferro may be even more of a danger to Forsett than Pierce was. The Ravens trusted Pierce in short-yardage situations, but with an average of just 3.6 yards per carry, he wasn't a threat to break a long one. With Sunday's performance, Taliaferro is averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and again, neither of his touchdowns came at the goal line.
It doesn't mean you sit Forsett in Fantasy. He's been pretty reliable no matter who the Ravens have paired with him. But he's not as safe as he appeared to be at this time last week. And Taliaferro is worth adding on his own merit.
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