Re: How good were the Ravens
posted at 10/4/2009 5:21 PM EDT
In Response to How good were the Ravens
[QUOTE]looks like a couple of turnovers hurt them for scores. Also, without the "a win is a win" response, were pats fans satisfied with the team's play?
Posted by underdogg[/QUOTE]
Not as good as people said they were, and a few power rankings had them #1.
But not as bad as some will say they are now.
Basically, you just don't look at the first few games to crown a champ.
Through four games last season the SB winners were Buffalo and Tennessee. Through eight it was NY and Tennesse.
The bottom line is that some teams play well until the NFL catches up to their new wrinkles, and then they either adjust, or do not adjust.
Look at the scoreboard now in the Jets/Saints game. According to many this is the Superbowl, so the Pats, Colts, Steelers, Gints and Falcons should just hang it up.
How much you want to bet that by week twelve, the Saints cool off, and the league figures out the Jets defense, and they are both exposed for the 1-dimensional teams they are (no defense, no offense respectively)?
The Ravens have some talent, but not enough to go all the way. I don't care if they started out raking bad defenses over the coals. The bottom line is they could only get 14 on the board.
How do I feel about NE?
Their defense is nasty, and can hit. Meriweather is a star, and controlled the game the way a safety should. Bodden is a stud, and I hope they can hang on to him.
Offensively, they are looking more in-synch every week, which is bad for the league. They ran for two TDs today, but passed the ball all day long against a very good defense.