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Arian Foster vs. Ray Rice: The Facts

Career Rushing Yards per Attempt:

  • Rice: 4.6
  • Foster: 4.7

Career Receiving Yards per Attempt:

  • Rice: 8.9
  • Foster: 10.3

Career Rushing Yards per game:

  • Rice: 71.8
  • Foster: 88.5

Career Receiving Yards per game:

  • Rice: 36.6
  • Foster: 37.5

  • Career Touchdowns per game:
  • Rice: .475
  • Foster: .943


Longest Career Run:

  • Rice: 70 yards (61 career games)
  • Foster: 74 yards (35 career games)

Longest Career Reception:

  • Rice: 63 yards (61 career games)
  • Foster: 78 yards (35 career games)

Best Season Rushing Total:

  • Rice: 1364 (2011)
  • Foster: 1616 (2010)

Best Season Receiving Total:

  • Rice: 704 (2011)
  • Foster: 617 (2011 in 13 games)

Best Season Total Yards from Scrimmage:

  • Rice: 2068 (2011)
  • Foster: 2220 (2010)

Football Outsiders DYAR (Takes into account situation and opponent):

  • Rice: 148 (2011), 115 (2010), 249 (2009), 25 (2008); DYAR/Year = 134.25
  • Foster: 141 (2011), 377 (2010), 77 (2009); DYAR/Year = 198.3

2010 NFL's Top 100 Players:

  • Rice: #56
  • Foster #25 (As a rookie, basically)

All-Pro Teams:

  • Rice 2009 & 2011 2nd team (50% of his career he's been all-pro)
  • Foster 2010 1st team, 2011 2nd team (66% of his career he's been an all-pro)

Foster is better in almost every category and almost twice as good at scoring TDs.

Disclaimer: I don't actually think Arian is a better running back, all things considered. This was a response to several Ravens fans stating that there are no facts to show Arian is the better back.

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