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  1. #16

    Re: we are playing the Broncos



    Quote Originally Posted by helloharv View Post
    S U C K S !!!

    I pay thousands of dollars as a season ticket holder and derserved to us play AT HOME the 1stgame of the year.

    Very good chance we start 0-1 : (
    i second this statement. starting off the new season at home with the afteglow of the SB would have felt nice. starting off the new season at home after possibly going 0-1 would be not so nice.




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    Re: we are playing the Broncos

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    Week 1 is a chance to give you 4+ months to prepare for your opponent. Remember two years ago we opened at home against the Steelers and absolutely SHELLACKED them? You don't think that was a focus towards the end of camp?
    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    weve actually crushed our 1st week opponents the last two years including a good 10-6 Bengals and a 12-4 Steelers. Broncos will be tough, but were pretty good with a couple extra days/weeks to prepare.
    Both teams get to prepare with the extra time. The only advantage it provided us was due to the "Cam effect."

    Definition:
    Cam Effect - A phenomenon where one of two competing entities appears to better utilize additional preparation time, when in reality this entity is simply inferior when given a standard period of preparation.





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    Re: we are playing the Broncos

    I'm not scared of the Broncos. The playoff game shouldn't have been as close as it was, with the Ravens winning in regulation because of the 2 returned TD's the Broncos had. Yes, I know that's part of the game, but I'm sure special teams will be looking to make sure that doesn't happen again! My only concern is Manning won't have to worry about Lewis and Reed knowing what plays to call to stop him this time around...




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    Re: we are playing the Broncos

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Cactus View Post
    I agree that we won't be afraid of Manning. I just think we'll be faced with a very determined opponent. As I said, we can still win. I just feel our chances would be better later in the season for the reasons listed in my last post.
    K C, you've made some good points and may well be right. My take is that this 2013 Ravens team may be the best balanced roster we've ever had. We may not be as offensively dangerous as when Vinny T. was QB, and certainly not as strong as the 2000 defense,
    but accounting for all sides (O, D, ST) of the ball, I think we are equally as tough. IMO when teams see BALTIMORE on their schedule, they will say "oh oh, that's a loss"... Bc




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    Re: we are playing the Broncos

    I think it is complete and total bullshit that the league is making us open on the road and the NFL should be ashamed of themselves. Bisciotti should not have allowed this to stand.

    Denver chokes away a playoff game where they are heavily favored after being arguably the best team in the league all year and their fans are rewarded by getting to host the league's signature kickoff game in nationally televised prime time? BULL. SHIT.




  6. #21

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    First preference was a home game, so this isn't the game anyone wanted, but it's the game many expected. Denver started poorly last year and we had great starts the last 2 years, so I'm OK with it. We were going to have to play them anyway, might as well while we are have all of our players healthy.

    I checked out the Bronco's message boards and many posters believe they will blow us out. Aside from the last year's regular season game we have owned them over the years.

    As much as it sucks this game is on the road what would be worse if this happened 2 years in a row. Somebody needs to talk to MLB before they set the schedule next year. Angelos sticking it to the Ravens could only be better to do it 2 years in a row.




  7. #22

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    Pretty much inevitable. I posted months ago that the NFL would LOVE to have us play in Denver week one, if they thought they could get away with it. The O's/MLB gave them the perfect excuse.

    Not that worked up about it though - get a tough road game out of the way early...home games in December are more important anyway.




  8. #23

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    Ravens will bring it to the Broncos on opening game. Manning will need to play his A game against a new defense with ex-bronco Elvis(who scrimmaged against manning last year), a guy who has inside info on the Denver O. Personally, I think the Ravens come away with the win. A heathy defense with Webb will be a headache for the Denver O. Hope manning can finish the game and the rest of the season. He will received an ass whooping courtesy of the Raven D. Meanwhile, Joe and the offense get to have Caldwell show what he has practiced with the O. Hope it's a good game(would hate for the NFL to be disappointed) LOL A blow out would be another Ravens win that the NFL doesn't want to see.




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    Re: we are playing the Broncos

    I blame the NFL on this. You would have never seen some of these other bigger market teams get this treatment. Seems like we're get punished for winning for the second time. Not seeing why they didn't move this to Weds.

    We'll win this one too.




  10. #25

    Re: we are playing the Broncos

    I think the SuperBowl Champs deserve to open the season AT HOME. Week 1 they should get to hang the banner.
    There were also other options to make a home game happen. Obviously if the O's weren't being douchbags, that would be best. But they could have also just held the game anyway. Let the O's have an empty stadium and see how they feel about that.
    Or, move the game to Sunday.




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    Re: we are playing the Broncos

    Quote Originally Posted by Stealthbirds80 View Post
    I blame the NFL on this. You would have never seen some of these other bigger market teams get this treatment. Seems like we're get punished for winning for the second time. Not seeing why they didn't move this to Weds.

    We'll win this one too.
    They will not move the game to Wednesday, people need to understand this. It happened once because of Obama's speech and then it was in the best interest of the network. They play on Thursday to increase viewers and only have 16 regular season games to generate revenue, not 162. If the Orioles schedule a game next year on Thursday and the Ravens win the Super Bowl, we will be on the road again.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    I hope the O's game is like a ghost town that day... just sayin'
    It probably will be - but why do you want that? This was TOTALLY on Goodell ( and I think Kraft is involved here ) and $$ - they didn't want to play on Wednesday because of the ratings when they last played Wednesday.




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    Re: we are playing the Broncos

    This is the best scenario other than opening at home obviously. Harbaugh is undefeated with extra time to prepare, they get a tough road opponent out of the way early, extra time to prepare for the week 2 game and Harbaugh can still play the "nobody respects us card".




  14. #29

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    This sucks, and it sucks bad. Hopefully the Orioles dont sell a single ticket to the game that night. Or frankly any other game, but especially that game.




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    Re: we are playing the Broncos

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfish View Post
    They will not move the game to Wednesday, people need to understand this. It happened once because of Obama's speech and then it was in the best interest of the network. They play on Thursday to increase viewers and only have 16 regular season games to generate revenue, not 162. If the Orioles schedule a game next year on Thursday and the Ravens win the Super Bowl, we will be on the road again.
    It's NFL football. Weds or Thurs would not matter to the fanbases or NFL fans, people would still watch. This is about $$ and they have a contract that the people who pay them (TV networks) will not change for. In the middle of that is a game for the O's that could very well be rained out (they reschedule for rain delays all the time, however they shouldn't have had too). Still I blame the NFL, especially when they threw out the religous holiday excuse.

    The Pats, Steelers, Giants, etc would not be opening away. Didn't this happen when we won the last time? I believe we opened in Chicago.




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