Re: With basically road playoff games at Miami and Baltimore can Pats win both?
posted at 12/13/2013 3:19 AM EST
In response to ccsjl's comment:
In response to TFB12's comment:
Ravens are always tough. Flacco does very well against the Patriots defenses.
Over the last 3 years (4 games) vs the Ravens
Joe Flacco is 98 completions out of 146 attempts for 1213 passing yards, 8 td's and 2 int's. That's a completion rate of 67%, QB Passer rating of 105 against the Pats.
4 game average of 25 completions out of 37 attempts for 303 yards and 2 td's.
Joe Flaccos career passer rating is 85%. He does much better vs the Patriots.
The Ravens always worry me playing against them.
And you left out Bradys stats against Ravens...Flacco always is the better QB
If the rest of the team had played well, and Brady played average in a loss then, fine, put it on Brady. But that’s not the way it has been.
Flacco was the better QB on the field the last two years. Why? Because the Pats defense has been horrible. Two years ago they had Edelman covering Boldin. That's how bad they were.
Last year the Ravens played better over all and then the defense collapsed when Talib went out of the game. The Ravens had more talent on the field last year. Their RB's were better, their TE's were better, their defense was better. The Ravens were just the better team. Why didn't the ZPats use Vereen last year vs the Ravesn like they did the previous week vs the Texans? Vereen had a monster day in the game vs Texans. Why wasn't he part of the game plan vs the Ravens? Can't put that on Brady.
If you look at the Patriot playoff losses and the Giants SB loss over the last few years it seems the Pats play tight in big spots. It seems like they are trying not to make a mistakes. The Ravens, Jets and Giants played more aggressive, they took risks. It seems the Patriots didn't. Can't put that on Brady.
The Pats have to go out and play more aggressive this year in the playoffs. They will probably have less talent on the field in some of the games so they can't play tight. They have to game plan better and take more risks.
Brady can not continue to carry the team every week, especially against the tougher teams in the playoffs.It's going to take both sides of the ball to win.