OWINGS MILLS, Md. — When Ray Rice looks back on the 2011 season, he will readily acknowledge that he's never had a better year.

Rice was the NFL's second-leading rusher and the only running back in the league to amass more than 2,000 total yards. He set a Baltimore Ravens franchise record with 15 touchdowns, earned a second straight Pro Bowl berth and is the new cover boy of the video game "NFL Blitz."

Rice isn't done yet. His goal is to play in his first Super Bowl, and that will remain his focus for as long as the Ravens (12-4) remain in the playoffs.

Still, Rice said Wednesday this is "the most productive I've been in my entire career."

Led by Rice, the Ravens earned the No. 2 seed in the AFC.