After his second two touchdown game of the season, including a 35-yard touchdown run that is still making the rounds on highlight reels, many have wondered if Giovani Bernard will get more touches starting Sunday at Baltimore.

Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said on Thursday that he was fine with the production from Bernard so far, but did acknowledge that he has shown he should get more. But Gruden also said that any final decisions on if and when Bernard would become the feature back are up to Marvin Lewis.

Said Gruden: “I try to go with the flow of the game and try not to vary calls, but obviously when Gio’s in there I know when he’s in there. I try to get him some touches whether it’s out of the backfield as a receiver in runs. But he’s proven that the more he touches it the more dangerous he is. He’s still a rookie, and Coach Lewis has done a good job of building up the pace that he wants. Eventually, he might get more. So we’ll see how it goes, but I’m fine with it.”

Bernard was limited in practice a second straight day due to bruised ribs, but all indications are he will play against the Ravens. The one thing Gruden did say is that giving the ball to Bernard 25 times a game is unrealistic. BenJarvus Green-Ellis is still expected to get 12-15 carries a game and Gruden added that he would like to see Cedric Peerman get a couple more.

“He’s banged up a little bit now and Benny’s only averaging what he’s averaging as a running back. He has different carries that Gio has. He has a lot of the first-down carries and a lot of short-yardage carries so maybe his numbers are skewed a little bit, but he’s still a tough runner inside and does a good job with pass protection,” Gruden said. “People see the flash runs that Gio gets us but the meat-and-potatoes runs that Benny’s has, he’s had good runs also. You don’t want to discount Benny for what he’s done just because Gio had a couple of really special runs. But you’re right, Gio’s probably proven that he should get more touches.