Leach Faces Familiar Foes Sunday


Vonta Leach spent the last five years in Houston, paving holes for a number of running backs that benefited from the fullback’s selfless willingness to give up his body.

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However, the Houston Texans opted not to resign the 2010 Pro Bowler, and as a result, Leach ended up signing an $11 million, three-year deal with the Ravens.

With Leach leading the way last season, Texans’ running back Arian Foster was tops in the NFL in rushing, amassing 1,616 rushing yards.

“It’s going to be fun and weird,” Leach said. “I’m going to have mixed emotions leading up to the game and during the game. But hey, we’re all professionals. I want to win, and when the game starts, it’s on.”

Leach was a key free agent acquisition for the Ravens this offseason. In 2010, the Ravens averaged just 3.8 yards per carry, but with the addition of Leach to the run game this season, the Ravens are now averaging 4.3 yards per carry and 124 rushing yards per game.