Ballard needs 20 plus carries game. He showed me something vs the Texans. I wasnt to high on him before that game but he has the potential to be a good back in the NFL.
Ballard was very impressive. The spin move in the hole, the speed to the outside, he finished carries, etc. He just didn't have a good game in pass protection, but that's not surprising. He'll get better.
The offensive line also did a nice job, and was probably more physical than I can remember them being all year. We were actually crushing guys in the run game for most of the game. The line gets a lot of flack, and most of it is well-deserved, but they deserve some credit for their run blocking on Sunday.