Re: Keys to the Game - Baltimore
posted at 12/18/2013 1:30 AM EST
Flacco seems to always pick Patriot defenses apart and he can fling the ball deep effortlessly which always causes problems for the Patriots DB's. He doesn't have to get set to toss it long, if the receivers get a yard past the DBs you can call it a Touchdown.
Ray Rice should receive 25 touches, not a good feeling with the way our D gives up acres of yardage. A balanced attack by the Ravens will keep our Patriots defense guessing all night. Look for the Ravens gaining 475-500 total passing/receiving yards on Sunday.
Patriots offensive line will have their hands full. Need to protect Brady otherwise it will be a long night.
Ridley worries me against this defense, I don't trust him hanging on to the rock against the Ravens D. They hit hard and ball hawk, he will cough the ball up if he gets more then 12 touches.
Brady should attack James Ihedigbo often. He is playing better with the Ravens then he did as a Patriot but he is still arriving to the ball late, as he did here. I would really go after him but need Dobs or Thompkins back in order to do that.
Not having a big, physical target like Gronk against this Ravens defense is going to hurt.
As I already mentioned, the Ravens are a very physical defense and can attack the ball. Edelman and Amendola are going to take a lot of punishment this game, hope they make it through without injury. Having one of these guys go down will be this teams final blow.
Attack the line with the bigger Blount.
Hit Vereem out of the backfield.
Get Collie in the mix.
Brady will have to pass it 45 times to beat this Ravens team.
Bad match-up for the Patriots coming off the Dolphins loss and the Ravens coming off the Lions win.