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Vikings/Ravens

Yesterday, 06:18 PM

Anybody pumped up for this one?

 

 

Baltimore at Minnesota (-5.5)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
Baltimore became the second AFC North team to be humiliated by the Bears this season, losing in overtime to a Chicago team that ran at will despite possessing very little threat of a passing game. Bad news for the Ravens; Case Keenum is better right now than any quarterback on Chicago's roster, and Jerick McKinnon is a versatile multipurpose threat in the backfield. The Vikings are balanced, and their defense is stout, especially against the run. Baltimore has turned the ball over regularly, is beset by injuries, can't pass the ball, and has been trending downward since being thrashed by Jacksonville. Oh, and Minnesota senses an opportunity to seize control of the NFC North in the wake of Aaron Rodgers' broken collarbone. That all spells trouble for the Ravens.
Pick: Vikings

 


NFL TV Ratings are Down.

12 October 2017 - 06:11 PM

I think it's a combination of factors, but for me there is simply too much sloppy football.

Parity has made this a weak game. I really have no interest watching other teams play.

I find college football more entertaining.

 

 

The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average game audiences are down 18 percent compared to the first five weeks of the 2015 season....The NFL's average TV audience (including Sunday afternoon, Sunday night, Monday night and Thursday night games) slid to 15.156 million viewers through Week 5 of the 2017 season. That’s down 7.42 percent from an average of 16.371 million viewers through the same period of the 2016 season, and 18 percent down from the average of 18.438 million viewers through the first five weeks of the 2015 season.....The numbers indicate some fans have discovered there’s more to life than watching the NFL on fall Sundays. The question now is: Can Goodell and the league get them back?...https://www.msn.com/...jtDv?li=BBnba9I

 

 


I see a close game

12 October 2017 - 06:04 PM

twilightzonewilltherealmartianpleasestan "Statistically the Ravens and Bears are very close in most categories and the Bears beat the Steelers who crushed the Ravens. :nono:  I smell a potential upset except I think Tribinsky will suffer the same fate of other rookie QB's who came to Baltimore. the_godfather_luca_brasi_sleeps_with_the

 

 

 

DUD: JAVORIUS ALLEN, RUNNING BACK, BALTIMORE RAVENS
Allen rushed for a career-best 73 yards and a touchdown last week while the Ravens enjoyed a comfy lead against the Oakland Raiders. The third-year running back might be challenged to continue with those flashy numbers when the Ravens host the Bears. The Bears' run defense is ranked much higher than that of Oakland. Furthermore, quarterback Joe Flacco should not find it as easy to gain an early lead. The Bears permitted only 141 passing yards and one touchdown to the Vikings last game. And, Flacco has been anything but elite this year. Running the clock with Allen may not be an option.

 

The Vikings have a better offense than the Ravens. Then again, just about everybody does.

And the Ravens game plan and intention on offense is no secret.. Do DC's lose sleep at night over this?  :zzz:  :nono:

 

But the 12th man will turn the tide.

I see a Ravens win in a close game.


The Ravens finally showed up.

08 October 2017 - 06:14 PM

3-2 with a decent road ahead...Bears, Vikings, Dolphins, and Titans.

All phases executed well.

Kudos to the O line. No sacks! 143 yards rushing. Amazing.

 

Only 1 penalty.

No turnovers.

 

39 rushes vs 26 passes. Solid.

 

Wallace, Collins and Allen had great games. Macklin had 6 catches and moved the chains.

And even Perriman had 2. One was a clutch 3rd down play. 

 

 


Mixed thoughts on this

03 October 2017 - 05:54 PM

 

 

“Manuel didn't exactly beat the Ravens, however,” says ESPN. “It was Joe Flacco's five interceptions that did in Baltimore that day in Buffalo. Manuel was ragged throughout, completing 10 of 22 passes for [167] yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

“Manuel filling in for Carr is just the start of how the schedule is lining up favorably for Baltimore. After playing against the Raiders backup quarterback, the Ravens will go against Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (Baltimore is 10-0 against rookie quarterbacks at home under Harbaugh) and avoid chasing down rookie running back Dalvin Cook (season-ending ACL tear).”...http://www.baltimore...36-8885540cac7a

 

It seems like it's a Ravens tradition to gift scrub players an All Pro performance....just for a day.

 

I mean, what did Borttles do against the Yets Sunday?

He became himself again.

Remember Cleo Lemon and the Phish?

They hadn't won a game all year.

 

It's a long list of unknowns who have career days against the Ravens.