Bernard Pierce robbed at gunpoint in Philly

Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday night and had his BMW stolen, which has since been recovered, according to CBS Philly.

Fortunately, neither Pierce nor a friend that was with at the time was injured.

Games Rushing
Rk Player Year Tm G Att Yds Y/A TD
1 Robert Griffin III 2012 WAS 15 120 815 6.79 7
2 Adrian Peterson 2012 MIN 16 348 2097 6.03 12
3 C.J. Spiller 2012 BUF 16 207 1244 6.01 6
4 Cam Newton 2012 CAR 16 127 741 5.83 8
5 Jamaal Charles 2012 KAN 16 285 1509 5.29 5
6 Marshawn Lynch 2012 SEA 16 315 1590 5.05 11
7 Bernard Pierce 2012 BAL 16 108 532 4.93 1

As a rookie, Pierce was one of the league's most productive backup running backs as he gained 532 yards, 33rd in the NFL, on 108 carries.

Of all running backs with at least 100 carries, only four running backs (and two quarterbacks) averaged more yards per carry than Pierce (4.93). [See list to the right.]

In addition, he broke tackles at a rate that was nearly twice the average of teammate Ray Rice last season and only four backs broke tackles at a higher rate than Pierce.

Heading into the 2013 season, Pierce, my 38th-ranked fantasy running back, is expected to get a larger share of the workload than he had in 2012.

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