Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 66
  1. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Cockeysville, MD
    Posts
    4,505

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread



    This will again be close, as these contests usually are. 20-16 Ravens.




  2. #17

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    Keep in mind that we squeaked by them 13-10 last time and they're getting Polamalu back it looks like. They also lost by a mere 6 points after 8 turnovers so that goes to show how good that defense is. That said, I would welcome a blowout but I think the Ravens won't put up a lot and the Steelers offense will be horrendous.

    Ravens 17
    Steelers 6




  3. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    The Land of Verdite
    Posts
    13,364
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    Troy Polamalu being back will help the Steelers, but we'll have to see if he can hold up the entire game. This is almost an 'all hands on deck' situation for the Steelers. Troy Polamalu is expected to play, as is Antonio Brown, and Ben Roethlisberger will give it a shot.

    I think that if the Ravens try to make this a ball control game, they will be making a mistake. If they come out trying to force feed Ray Rice, they will struggle. This is a game where they need to show some adjustments from the way the Steelers played their passing offense two weeks ago. Pitta is back and that should help them to use the middle of the field more.

    If I were John Harbaugh, I would employ the same strategy that I did in the opener last year, as far as the passing offense is concerned.

    This one is tough for me to predict, because I don't have a good feel for what type of strategy Harbaugh will employ.

    Either way, I see the Ravens winning this one at home.

    If Ben were there, I could see the Steelers eeking one out in the end, if the Ravens try the 'control the clock', slow tempo approach that ends up keeping the score close. However, even if they use that tactic this time around, I don't think Ben will be in there to make the difference in the end.

    With the way the Ravens defense is starting to come together, Pittsburgh might need 20 to win and I don't see them getting to twenty. Nor do I see them holding the Ravens offense to 20 or less at M&T.

    As to what I think they 'should' do, I think that they should be respectful to Pittsburgh's defense. Screens do not, have not and will not work against them. However, I don't think that they should coach scared of Pittsburgh's defense. Especially, not at home. Don't be afraid to open up the offense, because Rice is likely going to have a tough day running the ball.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




  4. #19
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,401
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    I don't know what to expect on the scoreboard but I would be very surprised to see Troy Polamalu making positive plays for their defense. First game back from a nagging injury and he hasn't played for nearly a year. He looked like shit the last two games we played them.




  5. #20

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    Much more confident in this game being at home

    Troy was a lot healthier last year in M and T and was a non factor other than this, neither was he much effective in Heinz Field last year. Let's see if he can hold up for a whole game.

    Lamarr Woodley is probably not going to be playing.

    I have to believe that losing Pitta on the first series of the game altered the gameplan significantly, and he'll be playing.

    Hopefully they find a way to get Torrey the ball this game.

    28-17 Ravens




  6. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    "Merry old England"
    Posts
    9,307
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Troy Polamalu being back will help the Steelers, but we'll have to see if he can hold up the entire game. This is almost an 'all hands on deck' situation for the Steelers. Troy Polamalu is expected to play, as is Antonio Brown, and Ben Roethlisberger will give it a shot.

    I think that if the Ravens try to make this a ball control game, they will be making a mistake. If they come out trying to force feed Ray Rice, they will struggle. This is a game where they need to show some adjustments from the way the Steelers played their passing offense two weeks ago. Pitta is back and that should help them to use the middle of the field more.

    If I were John Harbaugh, I would employ the same strategy that I did in the opener last year, as far as the passing offense is concerned.

    This one is tough for me to predict, because I don't have a good feel for what type of strategy Harbaugh will employ.

    Either way, I see the Ravens winning this one at home.

    If Ben were there, I could see the Steelers eeking one out in the end, if the Ravens try the 'control the clock', slow tempo approach that ends up keeping the score close. However, even if they use that tactic this time around, I don't think Ben will be in there to make the difference in the end.

    With the way the Ravens defense is starting to come together, Pittsburgh might need 20 to win and I don't see them getting to twenty. Nor do I see them holding the Ravens offense to 20 or less at M&T.

    As to what I think they 'should' do, I think that they should be respectful to Pittsburgh's defense. Screens do not, have not and will not work against them. However, I don't think that they should coach scared of Pittsburgh's defense. Especially, not at home. Don't be afraid to open up the offense, because Rice is likely going to have a tough day running the ball.
    That day when we beat them so bad, the first play was ironically a huge run by Rice, and it was the run game that set up the pass that day. Rice had over 100 yards.




  7. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Baltimore
    Posts
    1,235

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    Ravens 19
    Steelers 10

    Tucker makes 4 field goals.




  8. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,425
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens44 View Post

    Tucker makes 4 field goals.
    My prediction is similar.. I think Tucker gets 3-4 FG's. Steelers defense is good at stifling long drives..




  9. #24

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    And lets not forget just how terrible of a shape their O-line is in right now, even worse than 2 weeks ago.




  10. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    617

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Troy Polamalu being back will help the Steelers, but we'll have to see if he can hold up the entire game. This is almost an 'all hands on deck' situation for the Steelers. Troy Polamalu is expected to play, as is Antonio Brown, and Ben Roethlisberger will give it a shot.

    I think that if the Ravens try to make this a ball control game, they will be making a mistake. If they come out trying to force feed Ray Rice, they will struggle. This is a game where they need to show some adjustments from the way the Steelers played their passing offense two weeks ago. Pitta is back and that should help them to use the middle of the field more.

    If I were John Harbaugh, I would employ the same strategy that I did in the opener last year, as far as the passing offense is concerned.
    ...........

    I'm tending to think more along the lines of this post, as the Steelers will have several of their key players back who are without a doubt difference makers. Polamalu and Brown will be playing, and I'm leaning towards Roethlisberger playing as well. While I don't think he'll be 100%, he is certainly the better option compared to Batch or Leftwich.
    I still think the Ravens will win this game, however I think it will be another low scoring affair and a nail biter as we always see.
    16-13 Ravens




  11. #26

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    Ravens pass rush is going to get there early and often. Batch isn't going to make it the whole game. Dwyer will probably gash us for 120+ and a TD but I think the Ravens should win this by double digits.

    Ravens 27
    Steelers 16




  12. #27
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    where my head touches the pillow
    Posts
    7,203
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    We getting ready to beat the muthafuckn brakes off this steeler team them wheels are ready to fall of that wagon, not only are we going to light that ass up, but their road to the playoffs will end at M&T this weekend, no hell will be unleashed, stealer nation will implode and they can go ahead and set trips for Miami for their probowl, that's about as far as they wil be going.




  13. #28

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    20-13 Ravens. 1 Defensive score or ST's score, 1 Offensive TD, 2FG's. Ugly game per usual. Cussing, tension, throwing objects, disbelief at officials trying to let Steelers stay in the game and then relief.




  14. #29
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,547
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    Ben isn't going to play, and if by some miracle he did, he won't be effective. I saw the video of him throwing yesterday, he didn't look comfortable at all. Troy isn't going to be a huge factor, and I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't get hurt again. Having Brown back will help, but he's got no one to throw it to him.

    This one has the potential to be a blowout. If the Steelers play like they did against the Browns, the Ravens will destroy them worse than the 35-7 drubbing last year(that's right, these game aren't ALWAYS close).

    I think the Steelers get a late score to make it closer than it seems:

    Ravens 27
    Steelers 13




  15. #30
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    128
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: The OFFICIAL Steelers - Ravens (12/2) Game Prediction Thread

    if ben plays he wont make 3rd quarter at the hands of the pass rush. we're gonna smash em up and keep the record setting stranglehold on the AFCN going.

    31 - 10

    go ravens




Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Russell Street Report Website Design by D3Corp Ocean City Maryland