Ravens 27 Patriots 24
Gonna be a great game as usual, the pace of the Pats offense and the Woodhead's and Vereen's on our backers give me the most worry. I think they'll attack Ray heavily in coverage. Other then that i think we match up pretty well across the board. The differences the Pats havent really seen from us will be the difference. Kelechi Osemele at LG is huge, also Joe's passer rating is over 100 since Caldwell took over as OC. We now make more adjustments, modern route combo's, attack the middle of the field more often, diversifying our personnel, etc. I expect BB to keep 2 safeties deep and force Joe to beat the Pats intermediately and short. What Denard and Talib are able to do will enable that more so then when we played them earlier this year. I think well be able to keep Joe a clean pocket and he steps up to the table again and does so again.
On the defensive side the notion that this defense is old is silly, im still waiting for someone to find me an old player on the defense besides Ed and Ray. These guys arent the best players on our defense anymore. Now i'll give people this, we are banged up(Only 2 starters have played in every game this season)and unathletic but they are well coached, smart, battle tested and the injuries have built depth thru guys that normal wouldnt play having to. I think we can pressure Brady enough to force some miss fires, i also think Ridley will gash us. I think(and hope lol) in the end the changes made (O-line and Jim Caldwell) will enable the Ravens to pull out a close one.
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Any body hearing about a New England storm this weekend?
It'll be a close game, just like last year. I think whoever wins the turnover battle wins this game. If Baltimore can force an interception or two from Brady, they should win this game.
Tom Brady and Bill Belichek fan. Rooting for them to win it all.
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Right now you can't go wrong with New England. But all time there's Dallas, Pittsburgh, San Fran, Raiders...
2006- Panthers/Seahawks and Steelers/Broncos
2007- Saints/Bears and Patriots/Colts
2008- Giants/Packers and Chargers/Patriots
2009- Eagles/Cardinals and Steelers/Ravens
2010- Vikings/Saints and Jets/Colts
2011- Packers/Bears and Jets/Steelers
2012- 49ers/Giants and Ravens/Patriots
2013- 49ers/Falcons and Ravens/Patriots
The Patriots are there quite a few teams, but that's because they're a great run team. Other than that it looks like a good mix of teams to me.
6/27/09: “We expect [Rondo] to play by the rules and be a leader as a point guard. We need him to be more of a leader,” Ainge said. “There were just a couple situations where he was late this year, I don’t know if he was sitting in his car, but showed up late and the rest of the team was there. We have team rules and you have to be on time. He was fined for being late, he said he was stuck in traffic, and it’s just unacceptable.”
Some jerks never learn.....