Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Tonight, the Ravens travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. The Steelers, having home-field advantage, also have the edge in this game. I think Big Ben will find Mike Wallace open downfield for multiple big gains. That would open up holes for Mendenhall and Redman. On the other side, I don’t think Joe Flacco (overrated) will be able to pass the ball against the Steel Curtain tonight. Football fans should rename the defense the “Steel Wall”, because they’re much stronger than a curtain. Also, Flacco really doesn’t have any receivers to throw to besides Boldin and Smith. He’ll probably look for Ray Rice or Ricky Williams on flare routes. Ultimately, I think the Steelers’ offense will be too much for Baltimore to handle.
Prediction: Steelers OVER Ravens
Chicago Bears @ Philadelphia Eagles
I have to go with the Eagles in this one after their rout of Dallas last week. Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, and Jeremy Maclin will be too hard for Urlacher and the Bears to contain. Notice how I didn’t mention DeSean? It’s because he hasn’t performed this season. Maclin is seen as a more consistent receiver. Also, you don’t know what you’re gonna get with Jay Culter. He can be John Elway, or he can be JaMarcus Russell. We all know Forte is a beast, but he’s the only sure think for that offense.
Prediction: Eagles OVER Bears
Till next time,
What a horrible game played by these two teams! The only touchdown of the game was scored in the 4th Quarter and Baltimore had only 2 first downs all game! The Jaguars defense looked extremely impressive against a normally-potent BAL offense. Cornerback Rashean Mathis smothered these Ravens receivers in man coverage; that’s the reason why Flacco couldn’t throw the ball. Flacco finished with a passer rating of 61, while Gabbert finished with a rating of 59. Josh Scobee hit 4 field goals, 3 of them being 50+ yards. That’s some major fantasy points right there! Something was wrong with MJD, as he fumbled 3 times. Good thing is, he only lost 1 of those fumbles.
In all honest, I thought this was gonna be like the Saints-Colts game 2 nights ago (Ravens blowing out the Jaguars). The game did not happen that way, and instead we were treated to a defensive battle. But when you think of Jaguars, do you think defense? No, when you think of Baltimore, you think defense.
Mathis was all over the Ravens receivers yesterday
Also, I must admit that my prediction was wrong. I chose the Ravens to blow out the Jaguars last night. I don’t think anyone saw this game coming. I even highlighted why the Ravens are so much better than the Jaguars! Unfortunately, none of that stuff matters when they go out and play the game: it’s who wants it more, that’s who’ll win the game.
Till tomorrow (when we do the power rankings),
Today we were treated with great Week 4 action, but that doesn’t mean it has to end. Tonight’s game pits the New York Jets and the Baltimore Ravens for a showdown with Baltimore. Mark Sanchez and Joe Flacco going at it, what a matchup!
On one side, we’ve got a RB that hasn’t found his stride yet, vs. a RB that’s off to a scorching-hot start. The real question is which RB will do better in this game? It has to be Ray Rice. I also think Joe Flacco will get the better of the Jets D, connecting with Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith for some scores.
Who's gonna win? Comment your thoughts.
Final score: BAL 31, NYJ 28