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#1 OutsideRzAcE

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:16 AM

What do you guys expect out of this game. A lot of people are assuming the Chargers D getting a second look at Lamar will help them shut our offense down but we didnt really move them ball on them that well particularly in the 2nd half. A second look may benefit the Ravens O just as much of not more.

I am obviously a little concerned about Rivers getting another chance vs the D, particularly after seeing what Mayfield accomplished
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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:39 AM

The 2nd look helps the chargers more bc what the Ravens do nobody sees.  The Chargers run a regular NFL offense.  I think we will see the choking down of the DL that Cle figured out inn the 4th Sunday from the start.   They will force Lamar to throw.


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#3 varaven45

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:01 AM

I see a couple of things -

First, I agree Lamar and the offense are going to need to go more vertical (pass to Andrews in last SD game). They started out passing in Cleveland game, used a good mix in first half, then got ultra conservative in second half and almost gave away the lead. Lamar will need to play his best game to win this one.

Second and Defensively, I think we will get a different look from Rivers and the offense this game. Whatever communication problems from the Cleveland game - Jarvis Landry long TD (and almost a second one - 90+ yarder) and Perrimans long plays - best be cleaned up.

Our pass rush will be huge again and needs to keep Rivers in duress all game.

Should be a great game. Lamar and the team will need another stellar effort to win this Sunday.
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#4 vmax

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:04 AM

It's all about the winning playoff formula: Execution, limiting penalties...especially the drive killing ones, not committing the costly turnover and luck.

The Hurst phantom hold took away 1 TD.

Jackson's fumble almost made it a 10 point swing.

The Ravens can't do this and win.

 

They have got to get 7's instead of 3's. They have got to improve in the red zone.

 

The pass rush was everything against the Chargers and they have to bring it again because something is wrong with the secondary. Rivers is turning it over a lot the last 2 games and he is not mobile.


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:09 PM

Another tough game coming. SD will be highly motivated. Lamar will have to pass more if the running game can’t click. We’ll probably need to pass to open up the run. Defense suddenly has secondary issues that must be addressed.

But, I’m already happy with how this team performed this second half season. If they lose in a competitive game I can live with that.

Of course I want to win and keep going. Our stadium crowd will have to be loud again and the team needs to be as pumped up as they have been since Lamar took over. I think it will be harder to keep the momentum going as the team reached its goal of getting into the playoffs. A letdown is a very real possibility.
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:37 PM

Here's another perspective. The Chargers have played 1 game against the Ravens so they will make adjustments.

The same for the Ravens.

 

The secondary can't go brain dead like they did Sunday but the Ravens D is way more physical so I expect the same pressure on Rivers.

Will he crack and continue his gift giving streak?

I expect his best. His SB window is closing and he's a fierce competitor.


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The simple fact is, all this 22-year-old has done since entering the league is charm his teammates, win over his coaches, make spectacular plays, get better by the week and, oh yeah, win football games (now 7-2 in starts, including the playoffs). He has been a beacon in the community, with a natural joy about him and a positive energy you can see in the clips of his interactions with young fans at training camp.

 


#7 papasmurfbell

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:42 PM

This is his final shot at a SB.  


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:10 AM

:gorave:

 

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The Ravens secondary struggled last week against the Cleveland Browns, but the group will rebound against Los Angeles, which has one of the better passing attacks in the NFL. When the Ravens beat the Chargers nearly two weeks ago, they were physically stronger and superior, and that will happen again Sunday. The Chargers don't have the muscle to beat the Ravens. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers isn't mobile and Ravens outside linebackers Terrell Suggs, Matthew Judon and Za'Darius Smith will pin him in the pocket with no means to escape. Also, Rivers hasn't played well throughout his career in the postseason. He has a 4-5 record. It will drop to 4-6.....https://www.baltimor...0102-story.html

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The simple fact is, all this 22-year-old has done since entering the league is charm his teammates, win over his coaches, make spectacular plays, get better by the week and, oh yeah, win football games (now 7-2 in starts, including the playoffs). He has been a beacon in the community, with a natural joy about him and a positive energy you can see in the clips of his interactions with young fans at training camp.

 


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 03:51 PM


 

As of Thursday afternoon, NFLPickwatch reported that 63 percent of league experts are picking the Ravens to beat the Chargers in their wild card round face-off....https://www.msn.com/...Cw?ocid=U508DHP

 

The Experts are never wrong. :gorave:


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The simple fact is, all this 22-year-old has done since entering the league is charm his teammates, win over his coaches, make spectacular plays, get better by the week and, oh yeah, win football games (now 7-2 in starts, including the playoffs). He has been a beacon in the community, with a natural joy about him and a positive energy you can see in the clips of his interactions with young fans at training camp.

 


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:43 PM

 

The Experts are never wrong. :gorave:

 

Hmmm.  Well, that's good right ?  Wait, the last time just about everyone picked the Bolts  :fishin:    


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 05:49 PM

We're good.

Jerry Coleman picked the Chargers.

 

https://www.baltimor...g-it-sunday-old


Edited by vmax, 04 January 2019 - 07:53 PM.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 12:46 PM

I'm not sure what to expect. If they had not won a few weeks ago I would not like their chances. But they did, and so I do. But not looking at that game and just the teams I think the Chargers win. Maybe easily.

It will really be interesting to see the adjustments both teams make after the last game.
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Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:53 PM

We're good.

Jerry Coleman picked the Chargers.

 

https://www.baltimor...g-it-sunday-old

Coleman has no idea how the game works.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:47 AM

Our DB's have to stick like glue, to make the pass rush effective. If this happens, int's and sacks will enable a Ravens win.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 12:15 PM

Tough game and another one too close to call. Nothing surprises these days - the team who executes best will win!
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 02:49 PM

They're doing a bang-up job.  :scared:


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#17 varaven45

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 03:36 PM

Ouch. Rough game. But damn good season and AFCN champs. Will take it and get ready for next season. 👍
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:31 PM

At half time I didn't want to look at the stats...but I did... :fishin:    Lamar had a 0 QB rating.

With 10 minutes left the Ravens offense had 74 total yards....24 rushing yards... :scared: ....you can't make this shit up. Only the Ravens come up with some new level of futility.

The comeback was fun. During that final defensive stop, the crowd was yelling out of their minds. We were united. It felt good.

 

From my vantage point, on the final offensive play, Lamar had 2 receivers running stride for stride down the seam toward the end zone and Lamar was trying to throw the ball there. They were open. Either one catches it and they score. It looked that close, yet credit the Chargers....Nwosu made the big play to seal the win.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:14 PM

Ouch. Rough game. But damn good season and AFCN champs. Will take it and get ready for next season.

 

Absolutely feel the same way! Lamar will take big steps forward this off-season and come back a better passer with better ball awareness. Might not be next year but very very soon the Ravens will be back in the Super Bowl.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 10:26 PM

Absolutely feel the same way! Lamar will take big steps forward this off-season and come back a better passer with better ball awareness. Might not be next year but very very soon the Ravens will be back in the Super Bowl.

I agree totally, an expanded playbook is going to help Lamar also. And a new OC, Marty just isn’t a consistent good playcaller, and in games like today it really shows
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