The Ravens had 2 weeks to prepare for an opponent. This game they’ll have less than 6 days to prepare for the San Diego Chargers in a matchup that has playoff implications galore.
Cleveland’s entire offense focuses around play action passing once the run is established. Look for Kyle Shanahan to establish Terrence West, and then unleash a myriad of bootleg pass plays to get Hoyer out of the Pocket, and pass catchers open down field.
Both Patriots Nation and Broncos Country are looking forward to Brady/Manning XV. The rest of the planet will probably enjoy the game, too.
There wasn’t a happier team to see Carson Palmer leave Cincinnati than the Baltimore Ravens. For years, Palmer plagued the Ravens’ defense with precise passing and fourth quarter comebacks. And though Palmer isn’t the same quarterback he used to be, it’ll still be in the Ravens’ best interest to keep him contained for 60 minutes.
The Ravens may be struggling a bit on defense. But they still have a knack for getting to the football. After Tony Romo struggled to hold on to the football in Week Four, look for the defense to bait the Cowboys QB to turn the football over.
Joe Flacco and the Ravens passing attack currently rank 3rd in the NFL. Couple that with the 2nd ranked scoring offense, and you have a team that can strike fear in any defense. The Browns will be forced to pick their poison in this game. Will it be Joe Flacco or Ray Rice?
The Patriots do a great job in taking away an opposing teams’ best player. In this game, Ray Rice is the best player, averaging an impressive 6.2 yards per carry. Look for the Patriots to try and take Rice out of the equation and force Flacco to beat them with his arm.
The Baltimore Ravens will have to run the football a lot more against an Eagles defense that loves to rush the passer. If the Ravens can get Rice going, it will open up the offense as well as keep the Eagles defense guessing.