Rawls left in the first quarter of a scoreless game after rushing to the right on 2nd-and-1 from the Baltimore 8-yard line and losing three yards. After the play, he went down clutching his leg, and was attended to by trainers. He walked off the field under his own power.
Before leaving, Rawls totaled 44 yards on 6 carries.
An undrafted rookie out of Central Michigan, Rawls entered the weekend with an average of 5.6 yards per carry and four touchdowns. With opening-day starter Marshawn Lynch out for the season, Rawls had become a vital part of the team’s offense.
Veteran Fred Jackson and 27-year-old DuJuan Harris took over after Rawls left the game. Harris rushed 18 times for 42 yards, while Jackson carried the ball seven times for 15.
- Kenny Ducey