Baltimore/New England Predictions

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    Baltimore/New England Predictions

    Baltimore is 2nd/3rd in the league in penalities and that's sure as hell not going to change for our game. Late hits, illegal contact, pass interference, and illegal hits on the QB are their forte.

    Their pass rush is not what it used to be, not even close to what we faced in 2007. Our offensive line as it was against Jacksonville did really well against the blitz so I'm not that concerned.

    We are running the ball pretty well but the only thing that scares me here is the play-calling. We seem to mysteriously ditch the run at odd points in the game. We are also 3-4 deep at running back so we can mix in some different styles and looks, and keep fresh bodies out there.

    I know Wes opened things up for Randy and vice versa but lately, the Patriots offense has sprinkled in the tight end every so often and I think we're just going to increase those looks a little more. Combined with our running game, that's not a bad game plan anyway. That's tough, physical playoff football. Also, Edelman is no Welker but considering he was a playing QB in college last year and considering he's coming into a very complex offense and putting up serviceable numbers, that's good news for us. He can help get the job done. The wildcard here is Aiken/Stanbeck. Aiken HAS to hang onto some of those balls. He's dropped a handful the past few weeks. passes that hit his hands.

    If we take Mason out of the game like what Oakland did today, their pass offense is very ordinary all of a sudden. It's not anything to fear as it is but without Mason in the game, it's even worse.

    Our run defense is pretty good so although Rice is going to get off a few decent runs, we're not so bad in that area that we'll get gashed.

    I think Pats win by 10 with a long drive at the end of the game for 3 points to seal it. 27 to 17.
     
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    Re: Baltimore/New England Predictions

    Oh and contrary to what the bandwagon Patriots fans are saying, our defense isn't THAT BAD. It's not great but it's certainly serviceable. We're not going to see Wilhite lined up with the best, we're going to have Wilfork and Warren plugging up the middle, we're going to have Bodden in as well. The defense has actually progressed pretty well throughout the year.

    It's enough to keep Baltimore down. As for Chargers/Colts, like Bill says, "We're focusing on this week's opponent. Yeah."
     
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    Re: Baltimore/New England Predictions

    21-13, Pats.

    Flacco just isn't very good which means the Pats can concentrate on McGahee. 

    It is also going to be a miserable day of weather.
     
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    You're going to see a lot of formations and plays that you haven't seen all year. I couldn't watch the game but I don't remember hearing the word blitz at all. Pats ran a simplified offense and defense giving the Ravens nothing new to prep for.
     
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    Here is the Baltimore recent injuries list copied from Yahoo Sports:

     

    Brandon McKinney             Dec 20, 2009            Injured Reserve             Back

    Lardarius Webb   Dec 22, 2009            Injured Reserve             Torn right ACL

    Matt Katula             Dec 25, 2009            Questionable             Forearm

    Haloti Ngata             Dec 25, 2009            Probable          Ankle

    Justin Harper             Dec 25, 2009            Probable          Foot

    Kelly Talavou             Dec 25, 2009            Questionable    Knee

    Edgar Jones             Dec 25, 2009            Questionable    Back

    Justin Bannan             Dec 25, 2009            Questionable    Illness

    Matt Birk             Dec 25, 2009            Probable          Neck

    Todd Heap             Dec 25, 2009            Probable          Chest

    Mark Clayton             Dec 25, 2009            Questionable    Knee

    L.J. Smith             Dec 25, 2009            Probable          Ankle

    Kelley Washington             Dec 25, 2009            Probable          Ankle

    K.J. Gerard             Dec 26, 2009            Injured Reserve             Hamstring

    Jared Gaither             Jan 1, 2010            Probable          Foot

    Tavares Gooden             Jan 1, 2010            Questionable    Groin

    Oniel Cousins             Jan 1, 2010            Questionable    Knee

    Cary Williams             Jan 1, 2010            Questionable    Thigh

    Trevor Pryce             Jan 1, 2010            Probable          Illness

    Derrick Mason             Jan 1, 2010            Questionable    Knee

    Terrell Suggs             Jan 1, 2010            Questionable    Thigh

    Ed Reed             Jan 1, 2010            Questionable    Groin

    Jarret Johnson             Jan 1, 2010            Probable          Back, knee

     

    I could have saved time by just listing the healthy Baltimore players.

     
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    Pats one and done. Barely beat the ravens with Welker. How do you replace 100 plus receptions with a guy with a broken arm...and more than a few drops this year. Also Brady seems to have lost the 4th QTR comeback touch. What has happened?
     
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    Re: Baltimore/New England Predictions

    Wasecl, you can't look at it like that considering when the two teams last played. The Saints destroyed us but let's say we played them next week, I would favor the Patriots slightly considering the past 3-4 games.
     
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    Re: Baltimore/New England Predictions

    Best guess, the Pats have been laying in gimmick plays all last week for the playoffs, never mind this coming week.  Did you see any flea flickers against Houston?  Any downfield passes by either Edelman or Isaiah Stanbach? 

    Wilfork and Warren made the trip and were active, but did you see them on the field?  (sorry, neither was active).
     
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    Pats will rebound and play a very good playoff game and come away with a win next week. Final score 24-14 Pats.
     
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    Pats will win. Round 2 we have a chance they have Norv Turner.
     
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    Wasecl jump off the bandwagon will ya?
     
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    Re: Baltimore/New England Predictions

    20-17 Patriots

    Without Welker winning more than 1 game in playoffs will be almost impossible.
     
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    Re: Baltimore/New England Predictions

    Patriots 27 Ravens 10

    provided Wilfork, Warren, and Aiken play.

     
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    Re: Baltimore/New England Predictions

    Well it's not as optomistic without Wes but I think we ran vanilla O' and D's that last week or so and will come out with a victory.

    Go Pats!
     
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    Re: Baltimore/New England Predictions

    we control Rice, we win.

    Pats 31
    Ravens 17
     
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    The patriots must commit more to the run in the playoffs to get away from the predictability of their offense..we have alot of fresh backs so we better use them..
    the pats have had success running the ball lately..play smart and no big runs from rqy rice...Edelman will have a good game!!

    Pats should win by 10


     
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    Re: Baltimore/New England Predictions

    After Moss gets the ref to call pass interference, for the second time which leads to a second touchdown, the Ravens will fold. Edelman will get a touchdown too.

    The media will write the gutsy improbable Patriots overcoming adversity to win and move on.

    34-17...

     
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      I expect our well rested front 7 can limit the Ravens running game then we win easly.

     I also expect the Ravens to try and hurt Brady.
     
     
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    Re: Baltimore/New England Predictions

    Flacco doesn't move to well at all. If he get's time, the kid is tough, but as soon as you put even a little pressure on him, he makes some bad decisions. I agree that the key will be to control Ray Rice. The Baltimore defense is still good, but nothing like years past. I would forget about the Texan loss, great players seem to turn it up a notch, once the playoffs began. The Patriots are almost unbeatable at home, so that will be a big plus for this weeks game. I think the Patriots will rebound and beat the Ravens by at least two touchdowns. I don't know if weather will play a big part because Baltimore plays in a division where all the teams play in unfavorable weather conditions. Too bad about Wes Welker, even as a Steeler fan, I just love to watch this guy play. Tough as nails, and plays hard on every play.
     

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