As for the theory of playing poorly on the road the Ravens are .500 on the road and basically undefeated at home the last 3 years. While it doesn't always look pretty they find a way to win. Last I checked only 1-2 teams are dominant on the road and at home (Pats, Steelers at times). Even the really good teams like the Ravens are mostly .500 on the road regardless of the competition.
He has though seemingly found a comfort level versus LeBeau's defense. I look for Dick to have his corners in press man and force Flacco to make plays down the seams to the TE's where Clark and Mundy will be waiting to deliver big hits. This could lead to TO's and some easy points.
He has his resume on tape which has been excellent. Sometimes listening to your fan base and the media it seems they expect the guy to be Superman. He has been an excellent franchise quarterback.
When pressured he makes mistakes which seems to be his one negative.
Ben annoys me as well when he says, "I'm not a film guy." I wish he was.
Last week after his pick he was shown talking to Cam and Jacoby Jones about what happened (after Joe chewed out Jones). The networks love to push this image that Joe is an aloof weirdo when he's not.
As for Ben I think he plays to his image as a lumberjack who happens to play football. He studies and knows the game inside and out.
He's just a drama queen.
In the last 2 seasons + this years trip to the Cleveland, the Ravens are 6-1 in AFCN road games....last loss was the 2nd game of 2010 at Cincinnati.....
absolutely disgusting results...I don't know how they make the playoffs with such crappy road performances in the division...I'm baffled...got an answer....
if you believe the former, then it's not sarcasm, it's a factual rebuttal...if you believe in the latter, you'd get that it was pure sarcasm...
this bad road team meme people cling to is really sad....when you start peeling back the onion, it becomes apparent the road woes are probably related to playing fairly unfamiliar opponents.....do agree 6-1 is a fairly solid road record against division rivals?
I was talking about this year. If they had played decent teams in Kansas City and Cleveland, both would have been losses. They got blown out in Houston and lost in Philly. They've played horrible on the road this year and that's what I was basing my prediction on. If they prove me wrong, wonderful. I'll love every second of it. I hope they do. But until I see a solid, 4-quarter performance from this team on the road against a quality opponent, I'll stick with my opinion. Pittsburgh 23; Baltimore 20.
now it's just this year...well that changes exactly nothing...winning on the road in the NFL such an easy thing to do, I keep forgetting that....the style point column mist be maintained...and oh by the way, they philly game came down to an atrocious call...the terrible chiefs team just lost to in OT to Steelers.....
what the saying about ifs and buts?
I say your best bet is to cower in a corner and turn your tv off....
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