Posted: 1/20/2013 11:02 PM
I know it is early.Balt beat a finesse defense in the AFC with passing.Can they beat a rugged NFC team molded in the Giants/Cowboys/Skins? (Ironically, said team is the 49ers, traditionally NOT known for being a rugged NFC Beast powerhouse).Balt's O reminds me of a Marchibroda/Moore/Polian Bills team--
Thurminator-RiceMcKeller/Metzelaars-Pitta/DicksonReed-SmithLofton-Boldin (strong vet on 2nd team)
Rats have McKinnie at LT and Oher at RT, Birk at C; the Bills had Will Wolford, Kent Hull and Howard Ballard, respectively at LT, C and RT. Very good OLs for both teams.
Defensively, they are a hybrid, so not a 3-4 like the Bills ran, but fast and aggressive. They had Mark Kelso and Shane Conlan and Bennett; the Rats have Ed Reed and Ray Lewis and Suggs.
49ers D is on another level vs. NE, but their O isn't as good. Gore, meet Lewis.
Posted: 1/21/2013 8:18 AM
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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:48 AM
poppa9601 wrote: Ram - I believe the initial line is in favor of Baltimore, say 5 points- 49er's by 4.5 is what I read this morning.
Posted: 1/21/2013 11:31 AM
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Posted: 1/21/2013 3:07 PM
HeadHole wrote: "I know it is early.Balt beat a finesse defense in the AFC with passing."-- 2 comments that have limited relevance :- The Harbaugh parents, I understand, spent a portion of their "honeymoon" watching the Browns and the Giants at the old Cleveland stadium. So the Browns are in this SB. Sort of. Yippee.- BB hasn't won an SB since Spygate. That is a fact that can be interpreted however one wants to.
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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:38 PM
YankeeBigDog wrote: SFO's odds of winning - Zero. Zip. Nada. Zilch.The striped shirts give the game to the Ravens to honor Ray Ray and Art. Per the NFL owners, of course. Not that I'm inferring the game will be fixed; I'm just about guaranteeing it will be.I may just have to give up football altogether. This game will make the Steelers / Seahawks Super Bowl game look legitimate.This will be an opportunity for the Modell into the HOF propaganda machine to get it's momentum. For that reason alone, I won't be watching the game or be in the slightest bit interested in it.
Posted: 1/21/2013 6:43 PM
You knew it was all over in Denver...Balt beating Indy at home is reasonable, but the Denver fiasco was the big hump, and now it's smooth sailing.
Only chance is the 49ers defense and those Ted Johnsesque linebackers.
Posted: 1/21/2013 7:05 PM
Not sure if you are asking this question literally KOS, but the current markets say:49ers: 62.5%Ravens: 37.5%When you take out the juice.That's based on best available prices (on Oddschecker) of:49ers: $1 wagered wins $0.57andRavens: $1 wagered earns $1.65
Posted: 1/21/2013 7:15 PM
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Filmstudy wrote: Not sure if you are asking this question literally KOS, but the current markets say:49ers: 62.5%Ravens: 37.5%When you take out the juice.That's based on best available prices (on Oddschecker) of:49ers: $1 wagered wins $0.57andRavens: $1 wagered earns $1.65
Posted: 1/22/2013 8:36 AM
HeadHole wrote: "Link?"-- Let's see: Link? I don't have no link. I don't need no stinkin' link!Or:No thanks, I'm really not hungry.Or:This was said/spoken on a TV show talking about how the Harbaugh boys come from a football family. No links were verbally provided at that time. Sorry.Are we sure that the Browns and Giants never ever played each other in Cleveland before '91? Not impossible, but I find it less than probable considering their histories.In fact, a quick perusal of their records seems to indicate they first played in Cleveland in 1950. So....Edit- Okay, this time- this one time- I will grasp the crutch of a "link" and lay it on you. Baby.http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_22371584/harb augh-parents-will-be-watching-sons-from-living"The Harbaughs, who have been married for 51 years, have always had a good game plan. (They spent their honeymoon attending a Giants-Browns game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium.)"
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Posted: 1/22/2013 6:39 PM
Lumpy wrote: Ravens won fair and square, but the Pats offense stunk. Well the offense stunk due to the defense of the Ravens. Drops and sloppy play was not the reason they got BEAT.Where is that Ravens troll anyways? The one that's always showing up here, making up dumb excuses for Spygate and their patsy schedule?
THE Ravens beat the Pats at their own game. The pats won the SB by beating on and up and everywhich way on the Rams. Later the Pats did the same to the Colts, eliminating them and going on to another SB. Last Sunday the Ravens beat up the Pats receivers. The refs threw the book away and let them play.Without Gronk and another tough guy they were doomed.That is the way I saw the game and am confident it is a correct view having listened to Blt radio on the way home today and further, I listened to Eric Mangini on Mike and Mike say the Pats were unfairly treated by the refs, but the refs called it the same for both sides. 5 yard chuck???hold??? what?? not being called today. (nice that Eric agrees with me)So Lumpy you are spot on. It was the rough defense that won the game. No complaints from me and thee should be none from Pats fans. They got what they gave out in prior games. This time they were left short in the muscle department and when their tough guy DB went down, Anquan Boldin had his way out muscleing the smaller less physical patriot DBs.Now San Fran is in trouble. they have no pass rush. Flacco will pick them apart. The ravens WRs can play hard ball, can Smith and Jones play with the big boys? Doubt it, if the refs let the game be played as the ravens/pats game.
Posted: 1/22/2013 6:56 PM