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McGahee to get ball vs. Bills

Former Bill Willis McGahee has been the change-of-pace backup to Ray Rice in the Baltimore Ravens' backfield this season. McGahee has 40 carries for 143 yards and three TDs through six games. Rice has 115 carries for 451 yards. McGahee didn't even play in last week's game at New England. But Ravens coach John Harbaugh says Willis will get more action this week.

Said Harbaugh: "I’m very pleased with Willis. Willis has been fabulous the last two years. He’s worked very hard. He’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen him right now, and that’s saying a lot because he was in shape when I got here. He has to be a big part of what we’re doing for the rest of the season. I’m a little disappointed we didn’t get him in. That’s my fault. I took responsibility for that. He should have played more against New England. He’s going to play against Buffalo and he’s going to play down the road as we go."

McGahee got a career-low 109 carries in 2009 for 544 yards but he got the ball a lot near the goal line and scored 12 touchdowns. Rice had 1,339 yards rushing last year and made the Pro Bowl.

---Mark Gaughan

 

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