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55CrushEm
12-13-2012, 09:26 AM
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bs-sp-ravens-picks-week-15-1214-20121212,0,5325087.story

Punisher
12-13-2012, 09:28 AM
lmao Talk about a Hole in one

Archer81
12-13-2012, 09:31 AM
Not alot of confidence in that group, huh?


:Broncos:

Crushaholic
12-13-2012, 09:39 AM
Redicule...Ravens stomp a mudhole in us. In honor of yesterday (and the upcoming alleged "event"), I'll say the score is Ravens - 121,212 Broncos - Mayan food

55CrushEm
12-13-2012, 09:49 AM
Not alot of confidence in that group, huh?


:Broncos:

Seriously.

1 guy picks the Broncos by 7.
5 others pick the Broncos by double digits.

1 guy has the Ravens.....by only 3.....and his reasoning is primarily because the Broncos have never won there.....not based on anything regarding THIS year's teams. :giggle:

Paladin
12-13-2012, 09:51 AM
So much for analists.........

Irish Stout
12-13-2012, 10:11 AM
Peter Schmuck. Ha.

TerrElway
12-13-2012, 10:15 AM
So much for analists.........

Word Origins: Analyst - Anal = from the anus, Yst = to pull from.

errand
12-13-2012, 10:36 AM
Broncos seem to be catching the Ravens at the right time with them battling injuries and the drama of the OC being canned, etc....personally I just think the Broncos are playing at a different level now than they were in the first 5 games...as they are not only reducing but are able to overcome mistakes in the last 8 games.

Bacchus
12-13-2012, 10:41 AM
Wow, I like the Ravens chance more than their own beat writers.

errand
12-13-2012, 10:45 AM
Wow, I like the Ravens chance more than their own beat writers.

Well, on any given Sunday of course....I think if the Broncos play as well as they're capable of playing, this game might not be as close as some think.

Kaylore
12-13-2012, 10:58 AM
The Ravens are going to come at us. I think we'll be ready, but I am surprised at how many people have us winning by double digits. I would take the Ravens to cover for sure.

lonestar
12-13-2012, 12:27 PM
The Ravens are going to come at us. I think we'll be ready, but I am surprised at how many people have us winning by double digits. I would take the Ravens to cover for sure.

If rumors are correct Ray will be back if nothing else their emotional leader, which i see as a improvement in play overall.

beginning of the year I had this as a slam dunk loss, now I'm not so sure..

still an east coast early game in a place we have never won..

Granted there are lots of changes on both teams but, I would not put money on winning..

WolfpackGuy
12-13-2012, 12:28 PM
It'll be a tough game either way.

I don't see either team kicking the other's ass.

Crushaholic
12-13-2012, 12:31 PM
The Ravens are going to come at us. I think we'll be ready, but I am surprised at how many people have us winning by double digits. I would take the Ravens to cover for sure.

Covering the spread is not the Broncos Way. If we do it, great. I just want to get out of there, with a win...

RedskinBronco
12-13-2012, 12:39 PM
I will go with 27-17 Broncos

BroncoMan4ever
12-13-2012, 12:41 PM
Well, on any given Sunday of course....I think if the Broncos play as well as they're capable of playing, this game might not be as close as some think.

As great as this season has been we still have not seen a complete game from the team. Stagnant or sloppy first half and explosion in the 2nd half. Playing just good enough to win. Not putting teams away when the opportunity is there. Still waiting on a complete game and one of those Peyton performances he seemingly had every time he played against Denver

troyjbath
12-13-2012, 12:43 PM
This is a bad matchup for Baltimore and everyone knows it. Denver's defense is playing more like Baltimore of old than theirs and we have Manning who has owned them over the past 10 years. The Broncos are 0-5 in Baltimore with Griese, Kannell, and Orton.

RedskinBronco
12-13-2012, 12:44 PM
ravens have been smoke and mirrors all year. This is just their regression to the mean.

They really are a 9-7 type team and now the losses are piling up to account for all those wins they pulled out of nowhere earlier despite being outplayed.

55CrushEm
12-13-2012, 12:48 PM
ravens have been smoke and mirrors all year. This is just their regression to the mean.

They really are a 9-7 type team and now the losses are piling up to account for all those wins they pulled out of nowhere earlier despite being outplayed.

What shocks me is their defense is 25th against the run....giving up nearly 130 ypg.

Actually, their pass defense is only 23rd as well.

Definitely not the Ravens of old.

RedskinBronco
12-13-2012, 12:53 PM
What shocks me is their defense is 25th against the run....giving up nearly 130 ypg.

Actually, their pass defense is only 23rd as well.

Definitely not the Ravens of old.

Not at all. I get a lot of ravens coverage here; even when they were winning Ravens fans were freaking out knowing that wasn't the solid ravens teams of the past.

They beat struggling teams early on such as the Browns, Chiefs, etc. in non-impressive games and more recently the miracle in San Diego.

Ravens fans deep down know this team is the weakest they have had. It's an organization with winning tradition, but they are most definitely not imposing at all and the local coverage exemplifies the frustration.

Even in the games against the steelers, they struggled big time against their big rival and a team with serious, serious injury issues

BroncoInSkinland
12-13-2012, 12:54 PM
It's not just the beat writters, it is all the media and fans in this area. Everyone is worried about what DT and Manning will do to a stuggling secondary, and what Von-Doom will do to a O-line that got pushed around by the Orakpo-less deadskins. I know around 30 Ravens fans and only one guy is crowing before this game, the rest are hiding, which is not what they normally do. I think it will be a close game, but I think the home field crowd will be very nervous to start off and may not be as loud as they normally are.

lonestar
12-13-2012, 01:04 PM
As great as this season has been we still have not seen a complete game from the team. Stagnant or sloppy first half and explosion in the 2nd half. Playing just good enough to win. Not putting teams away when the opportunity is there. Still waiting on a complete game and one of those Peyton performances he seemingly had every time he played against Denver

Thanks for typing that out for me. I second that motion.

:thumbs:

lonestar
12-13-2012, 01:06 PM
What shocks me is their defense is 25th against the run....giving up nearly 130 ypg.

Actually, their pass defense is only 23rd as well.

Definitely not the Ravens of old.

They got old all over about the same time injuries killed them. Just hope they do not trap us.

Doggcow
12-13-2012, 01:08 PM
Ravens 10, Broncos 34.

g6matty
12-13-2012, 01:13 PM
Good news guys i just simulated this match up on madden and we won. We got this

myMind
12-13-2012, 01:22 PM
They're obviously playing the reverse mojo card.

cutthemdown
12-13-2012, 02:17 PM
It could be lower scoring like the Chiefs game IMO. Maybe 23-16 Broncos. Somethng like that.

Paladin
12-13-2012, 02:29 PM
QUOTE=TerrElway;3752317]Word Origins: Analyst - Anal = from the anus, Yst = to pull from.[/QUOTE]

:~ohyah!:[

Old Dude
12-13-2012, 08:06 PM
All these columnists make it sound like Cousins tore up the Raven secondary all afternoon. He led one drive and if I remember right, it wasn't a particularly long one.

RGIII is the guy who put up most of the points and he's done that to a lot of teams.

No1BroncoFan
12-13-2012, 08:13 PM
Injury-riddled defense is unable to stop perfect storm of Peyton Manning and a big, athletic receiving tandem as Ravens lose third consecutive game and first to the Broncos at home in franchise history.

I cannot even begin to describe how much this pisses me off. Contrary to popular belief and NFL revisionist history, this is that same ****ing team we beat three times in four years IN THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP. This is the ****ing Browns, no matter what the NFL says (current pretenders in Cleveland are an expansion team) that we owned in the 80's and 90's. Modell didn't buy another team, he moved them to Baltimore,no matter what the NFL says.

Let's just go kick the crap out of the Baltimore Browns like we always did when they played in Cleveland and there is no issue!

lonestar
12-13-2012, 09:58 PM
I cannot even begin to describe how much this pisses me off. Contrary to popular belief and NFL revisionist history, this is that same ****ing team we beat three times in four years IN THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP. This is the ****ing Browns, no matter what the NFL says (current pretenders in Cleveland are an expansion team) that we owned in the 80's and 90's. Modell didn't buy another team, he moved them to Baltimore,no matter what the NFL says.

Let's just go kick the crap out of the Baltimore Browns like we always did when they played in Cleveland and there is no issue!

Yet never has Marty coached this team. So just maybe they are not the browns after all.

BroncoBeavis
12-13-2012, 10:28 PM
Well, on any given Sunday of course....I think if the Broncos play as well as they're capable of playing, this game might not be as close as some think.

Wow. Way to scramble out on the limb there Nostradamus. LOL

Play2win
12-14-2012, 12:09 AM
It's time that we got our revenge on Cleveland's revenge.

With Elway back at the Helm, I'm pretty sure thats going to happen. :thumbsup:

TD4HOF
12-14-2012, 05:21 AM
Way too much confidence going against a proud, wounded team. Ravens 54-Broncos 6.

gunns
12-14-2012, 07:21 AM
Word Origins: Analyst - Anal = from the anus, Yst = to pull from.

Perfect! Appropriately applies to so many but I immediately thought of John Madden.

TonyR
12-14-2012, 07:27 AM
The Ravens may have to meet the Denver Broncos Sunday without their top three inside linebackers in Ray Lewis (torn right triceps), Jameel McClain (neck stinger) and Dannell Ellerbe (right ankle, left foot, both thumbs). That would leave the defense with just three healthy inside linebackers in Josh Bynes, Brendon Ayanbadejo and Albert McClellan.

Ayanbadejo, Bynes and McClellan have carved out a niche through their play on special teams, but are not being asked to absorb the assignments that Lewis, McClain and Ellerbe would normally run on defense. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-injuries-at-inside-linebacker-impacting-defenses-options-20121213,0,7220767.story

Our offense needs to put up 30+ on this banged up, mediocre defense. Suggs and Pollard will also either not play or play hurt. And on offense they'll be missing perhaps their best O-lineman with Yanda out.

Lose this game and we might not be what we hope we are...

55CrushEm
12-14-2012, 07:32 AM
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-injuries-at-inside-linebacker-impacting-defenses-options-20121213,0,7220767.story

Our offense needs to put up 30+ on this banged up, mediocre defense. Suggs and Pollard will also either not play or play hurt. And on offense they'll be missing perhaps their best O-lineman with Yanda out.

Lose this game and we might not be what we hope we are...

Agreed.

Kaylore
12-14-2012, 07:34 AM
All these columnists make it sound like Cousins tore up the Raven secondary all afternoon. He led one drive and if I remember right, it wasn't a particularly long one.

RGIII is the guy who put up most of the points and he's done that to a lot of teams.

Well, so has Manning - particularly to the Ravens who have had better defenses.

Archer81
12-14-2012, 07:46 AM
Baltimore 177. Denver 2.

:Broncos:

broncocalijohn
12-14-2012, 10:20 AM
What shocks me is their defense is 25th against the run....giving up nearly 130 ypg.

Actually, their pass defense is only 23rd as well.

Definitely not the Ravens of old.

Maybe because they are getting old (and hurt)?

TonyR
12-14-2012, 10:56 AM
Good read from Prisco:

...but the problems are far more than just Cameron's dull offense.

Jim Caldwell, who takes over for Cameron, will find this out as he tries to liven up an offense that might not be fixable.

The Ravens have identity issues on that side of the ball. Do they run it with Ray Rice? Do they throw it around in a no-huddle offense with Joe Flacco? In the past, the Ravens played great defense and just asked the offense not to mess it up. That has changed since the defense isn't that good anymore. Now the offense has to be better -- maybe even great -- for them to win a Super Bowl. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/21387676/after-further-review-caldwell-faces-tough-task-livening-up-ravens-o/

NFLBRONCO
12-14-2012, 11:51 AM
50% chance of rain in Baltimore on sunday

TonyR
12-14-2012, 11:56 AM
Sunday Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Baltimore&state=MD&site=LWX&textField1=39.3008&textField2=-76.6106&e=1

Rohirrim
12-14-2012, 12:01 PM
I can't believe "Schmuck" is his real name.

No1BroncoFan
12-14-2012, 05:47 PM
Yet never has Marty coached this team. So just maybe they are not the browns after all.

Yes, actually Marty did coach this team, back in the 80's when they were still in Cleveland and the NFL hadn't yet tried their revisionist history BS.

lonestar
12-14-2012, 05:59 PM
Yes, actually Marty did coach this team, back in the 80's when they were still in Cleveland and the NFL hadn't yet tried their revisionist history BS.

Please name the players on the ravens current team that Marty coached in CLE.
Thought so ZERO.

There fore your rebuttal is crap.

cutthemdown
12-14-2012, 06:07 PM
Ravens just decimated by injuries. Still though they have a physical style we have to be ready for. Also Ngata playing better each week. We really need Kuper in there or we don't stand a chance against him.

Swedish Extrovert
12-14-2012, 06:34 PM
I had this game (Baltimore), New England, Atlanta and a 1-1 tossup between Pitt and Houston as our 4 losses this year.

I hate playing in Baltimore.

SonOfLe-loLang
12-14-2012, 07:46 PM
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Baltimore&state=MD&site=LWX&textField1=39.3008&textField2=-76.6106&e=1

Is this a good or bad thing?