Published: September 22, 2010
We were so used to that venerable formula of awesome defense/mediocre offense that we had basically become cool with never getting to cheer for a dynamic, game-changing offensive playmaker. But with the emergence of running back Ray Rice, that's completely changed. Rice has such ridiculous moves that he's a threat to make a highlight-reel run to the end zone on any carry, and with his pass-catching ability, he can turn a simple swing pass into a big play. We were happy winning ugly before, but we're not ashamed to win pretty now too.