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Will the Ravens win the opener against the Bengals?


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Will the Ravens win the opener against the Bengals?

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  2. No (6 votes [30.00%] - View)

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#1 OriginalColtsFan

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 01:58 PM

Yes? No?

 

YOU decide!!!

 

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:01 PM

Yes, because it is the home opener. If they opened in Cinn, my heart would still say yes, but my brain would be saying "probably not".



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:23 PM

OK, don't hold this against me, and I hope I'm wrong, but I have a bad feeling...



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:29 PM

I'm on the fence with this one. Given that the 3 starting CBs hardly played a snap all pre-season, it's impossible to know just what to expect. The offense at least looked credible, so that's a plus. But the D was inconsistent, IMO. I have to ponder this one a little longer. I agree with Struds that home field advantage should be a plus, and one would HOPE that Harbaugh and Co. will have this team coached up, but ya never know. I think it will come down to the chemistry between Joe and Steve Smith, Sr. And I think, in the end, the Ravens will win this one in a close battle, maybe a last minute FG by Tucker.



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:19 PM

yes! and i think this will be a crazy high scoring affair. i say ravens 48, bengals 45 in ot.  :lol:


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 08:40 PM

OK, don't hold this against me, and I hope I'm wrong, but I have a bad feeling...

me too.



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 09:26 PM

Well...as everyone here knows...I'm not a big John Harbaugh fan. But I'm even less of a Marvin Lewis (as a head coach) fan. And Joe is better than Andy. So when it comes to some of the intangibles, or less tangibles, I think the edge goes to the Ravens. Plus, the Ravens usually beat Cincy at M&T. They struggle more when they have to play in Cincy.


Edited by OriginalColtsFan, 03 September 2014 - 10:32 AM.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 07:50 AM

yes! and i think this will be a crazy high scoring affair. i say ravens 48, bengals 45 in ot.  :lol:

If the Ravens put up 48 in that game, I'm streaking the field at the next home game :D


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 07:51 AM

 

 

me too.

Dalton against our secondary gives me a bad feeling


Edited by bmore_ken, 03 September 2014 - 07:53 AM.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:11 AM

 

 

 

Dalton against our secondary gives me a bad feeling

 

 

Which Dalton would that be?  The one that has played very poorly in all but one game against us?

 

Our secondary will be at full strength, everyone is healthy now. 


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:17 AM

All Ravens players are practicing in prep for the opener. That's got to be good/great news.



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:19 AM

Well...as everyone here knows...I'm not a big John Harbaugh fan. 

wait...since when?  :P  ;)


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:24 AM

Well...as everyone here knows...I'm not a big John Harbaugh fan. But I'm even less of a Marvin Lewis (as a head coach) fan. And I think Joe is better than Andy. So when it comes to some of the intangibles, or less tangibles, I think the edge goes to the Ravens. Plus, the Ravens usually beat Cincy at M&T. They struggle more when they have to play in Cincy.

these are the same thoughts I had, when I saw the thread question. at home, with the better QB, are 2 good cards to have in your hand. it doesn't seem like either team is heads and shoulders above the other, so it's likely to be a close game. but I think the ravens can pull out a W.   


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:03 AM

these are the same thoughts I had, when I saw the thread question. at home, with the better QB, are 2 good cards to have in your hand. it doesn't seem like either team is heads and shoulders above the other, so it's likely to be a close game. but I think the ravens can pull out a W.   

Agreed. And especially with reports coming out that every Ravens player is practicing...I think that bodes well for the home team.

 

(And one point of clarification to my original post: Joe IS better than Andy. NO doubt about it.)



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:50 AM

Nice topic.  I think we will win for the following reasons:

 

1)PREPAREDNESS.  We prepare better as a staff than a Marvin Lewis-led team.

 

2)NEW COORDINATORS.  They will have to adjust to having both O and D coords being new.  Mike Zimmer, former D Coord, used to give us fits.  He will not be easily replaced, especially since they are facing a different Ravens Offense.  It will not be easy to be prepared for the O; the Bengals failed twice against the Texans in the playoffs.  And that was with Zimmer.  They will be guessing with the roles of our players under Kubiak. Conversely, we are familiar with the tendencies of ex-Raven staffer Hugh Jackson.

 

3)HOME COOKIN'.  The Bengals will not be able to overcome the rowdy, hungry-for-football M&T crowd.

 

4)GRUDGE.  Our last game was a pretty humiliating defeat to the Bengals, one where we got two early turnover that really should have put us out in front by two touchdowns and set a very hard tone for them.  I'm sure we feel like we should have won and gone to the playoffs.  Not only will we not forget that, but we will not forget the flippant attitude of some of the Bengals in victory.

 

With the Bengals playing great and us struggling, we were up 17-0 in the reg. season home game last year.  DOMINATING them, with our anemic O.  We let 'em back in the game (remember the wild hail mary to Green) and won anyway.  

 

It just seems like we are more prepared and better out of the gate than these Bengals teams.  I can't wait to derail them AGAIN on Sunday, this time on both sides of the ball, AND with a big play from the (special) Teams.

 

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:23 AM

If the Ravens put up 48 in that game, I'm streaking the field at the next home game :D

That's it, I'm not taking the tickets I was offered to that game! :P



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 12:39 PM

If the Ravens put up 48 in that game, I'm streaking the field at the next home game :D

Please don't...


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:07 AM

They will be 6-1 after 7


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:28 AM

Win on a field goal in a close game!


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:32 AM

That's it, I'm not taking the tickets I was offered to that game! :P

 

 

Please don't...

I'm feeling the love  ^_^  :lol:


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