Murray rushed 16 times for 150 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 16-13 overtime loss to the Steelers on Sunday. Devonta Freeman was sidelined with a ribs injury after just five carries, paving the way for Murray to carry the backfield load. The veteran back responded admirably, even ripping off a season-long 46-yard touchdown run that snapped a 3-3 tie. Murray had seen his carries rise back to 11 in Week 17 against the Rams, but Sunday's performance served as a reminder of his ability to perform effectively with an expanded workload, albeit against a weak run defense. Nevertheless, Murray does turn 32 later in January and is headed into unrestricted free agency, so his likeliest role in 2022 will be as a complementary back once again.
Murray had 11 carries for 31 yards against the Rams in Week 17. Though the uptick in volume was an improvement, Murray still struggled to turn the increased opportunities into production, as he was held under 3.0 yards per carry yet again. Murray has gone over the 30-yard mark three times in his last seven games, and his highest total in that stretch was 48 against Green Bay. The veteran has just one rushing touchdown since Week 6. Murray and the Ravens finish the regular season Sunday against the Steelers.
Murray had five carries for 12 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards Sunday against the Bengals. Murray's snap count dipped below 20 for the third time in four games, and his effectiveness dropped back down as well, as he averaged 2.4 yards per carry. Murray has seen five-or-fewer carries in three of his last four games and has broken the 20-yard mark just once in that stretch. The Ravens host the Rams in Week 17.
Murray rushed seven times for 48 yards and caught one of three targets for three yards in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Packers. Murray garnered just three carries in his last two games prior to Sunday, but with Devonta Freeman going for just 22 yards on his six totes versus the Packers, Murray capitalized when called upon. Although both players were still outgained by fill-in quarterback Tyler Huntley, who rushed 13 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns, Murray will hope his good showing Sunday translates into more work in Week 16 versus the Bengals.
Murray had one carry for a one-yard touchdown Sunday against the Browns and did not draw any targets. The veteran's usage decreased despite seeing a slight uptick in snaps (18 compared to 14 in Week 13). Murray made the most of his opportunity, punching in a touchdown to pull the Ravens closer to a near comeback. He has just three total carries in the last two weeks after combining for 18 in his first two games back from injury. His lack of consistent work out of the backfield makes him difficult to roster in most leagues, especially with Devonta Freeman now seeing the bulk of the backfield work.
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