Yep Baltimore despite a solid record and presumibaly "amazing" defense hasnt really been too impressive this year, on either side of the ball. However, they have been to the playoffs time and time again and have proven capable of winning close hard fought games.
There is no way their offense puts up many points on us as long as we can contain the run. Although they have some great recievers(Boldin, TJ Houz?????, Mason), Flacco struggles to get the ball to them. Also our secondary has been playing great as of late and Carr, Flowers are doing an exceptional job in man on man coverage.
Our LB's need to be able to contain the run and if we can do that and force Flacco to throw the ball against us then Hali can put pressure and our secondary can hopefully get a few turnovers.
As for our offense, it looks great one week and then looks paltry the next. Against the Ravens I do think that we will struggle a bit, especially running the ball. Thomas Jones is not gonna get many yards at all and only "waste" downs unfortunately. Jamaal Charles needs to come in prepared to get fed the ball and also make plays out of the backfield on passing plays. Any player covering him is gonna be a mismatch in our favor. We also need to be able to sustain drives, as the aging Ravens D has gotten very tired in games this season due to being on the field so long. If we can tire them out then we can run and pass on them at will. I cant wait for this game and although I realize we are the underdogs if we play up to our abilities as a team, there is no way we dont win this in our home turf! Bring on Brady and the Patriots...oh wait :(
The only thing that worries me is the OL play..Thats a part of the offence you can't change the playbook on..It's brute force that gets the job done and the way we looked on Sunday against a physical DL I have my worries.
that was the old regular season.
we start a new one Sunday. and so do they
Where in the field Rice run most of the times? the middle? sides?
In the last game, longest runs by Bush where on the left side.
On Ravens D, the weakest spots are the sides, just where JC is more dangerous.
Fred Arbanas - Fred Arbanas NFL & AFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
1962 (Dallas Texans/14 game season) 29 Catches - 469 Yards - 16.2 Avg. - 6 TDs
Walter White - Walter White NFL & AFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
1975 (14game season) 23 Catches - 559 Yards - 24.3 Avg, - 3 TDs
Tony Gonzalez - Tony Gonzalez NFL & AFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
1997 - 33 Catches - 368 Yards - 11.2 Avg. - 2 TDs
Tony Moeaki - Tony Moeaki NFL & AFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
2010 (16 game season) 47 Catches - 556 Yards - 11.8 Avg. - 3 TDs
We're going to beat the ugly birds! But it will be close! Our D is going to force a turnover that gets us a FG or TD and our Special teams will buy us a TD or FG too. That's going to be the difference in the game.
:chiefs::chiefs::chiefs: GO CHIEFS!!!