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  1. #16

    Re: 2013 Season Predictions 8-13-13



    at Broncos - L
    vs Browns - W
    vs Texans - L
    at Bills - W
    at Dolphins - W
    vs Packers - L
    at Steelers - W
    at Browns - W
    vs Bengals - L
    at Bears - L
    vs Jets - W
    vs Steelers - W
    vs Vikings - L
    at Lions - W
    vs. Patriots - W
    at Bengals - W

    10-6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    I'd like to see more than one preseason game before predicting, but as of today here are my thoughts:

    at Broncos - L
    vs Browns - W
    vs Texans - L
    at Bills - W
    at Dolphins - W
    vs Packers - L
    at Steelers - W
    at Browns - L
    vs Bengals - W
    at Bears - W
    vs Jets - W
    vs Steelers - L
    vs Vikings - W
    at Lions - L
    vs. Patriots - W
    at Bengals - W

    10-6
    Broncos - W (No Von Miller, no Dumervil and their suspect secondary will be torched)
    Brown's - L (week 2 is the Ravens bane of existence)
    Texans - W
    Bills - W (ugly victory)
    Dolphins - W
    Packers - W (their defense is suspect and OLine is shit)
    Steelers - L (...)
    Brown's - W (Flacco owns the Browns in Cleveland)
    Bengals - W (Andy Dalton is mediocre against a good defense)
    Bears - L (Ravens typically lose away games to inferior NFC competition)
    Jets - W (Ravens dominate the Jets in a bounce back from the WTF lose at Chicago)
    Steelers - W (typical split)
    Vikings (Ravens stack the box and Christian Ponder beat them, which he hilariously fails to do.)
    Lions - L (see Bears)
    Patriots - W (Flaccos delivers a comeback)
    Bengals - W (last year, in this scenario, our shrubs nearly beat their starters; this year our shrubs destroy theirs).

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    Re: 2013 Season Predictions 8-13-13

    Quote Originally Posted by PGCountyRaven85 View Post
    Bengals - W (last year, in this scenario, our shrubs nearly beat their starters; this year our shrubs destroy theirs).
    Our boxwoods must be better than their yews...




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    Re: 2013 Season Predictions 8-13-13

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    For all the talk about how the Bronco's / Manning is overrated, y'all sure are quick to pin that first game as a loss.

    You do know Harbs / Flacco are undefeated with first games of the season right?
    Was thinking this as I was reading the predictions. The team is strong out of the gate. The Bronocs are weak at center and I can't wait to see Ngata owning the middle of the line. Clady is coming off of shoulder surgery too. Make Manning uncomfortable in the pocket is the key to me, he doesn't do well on the move. Remember the OT pick? Even so, it would still be an upset pick.




  5. #20

    Re: 2013 Season Predictions 8-13-13

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    For all the talk about how the Bronco's / Manning is overrated, y'all sure are quick to pin that first game as a loss.

    You do know Harbs / Flacco are undefeated with first games of the season right?
    Well there are only two choices... lol.

    I don't like the idea of opening the season with a loss. It's a tough game to call. After all, it's their opening night at home! Then again, Von Miller may be sitting. But, so is Pitt and Dickson. Some will say we were lucky to win the playoff game with that play to Jacoby Jones. Others will say we spotted them 2 TDs on returns and we were still in the game, so we were dominating. Some say Corey Graham's pick 6 should have been called back because of Pass Interference. Manning may be overrated compared to what he was... but he still makes better throws than most. And this isn't a playoff game, so he won't choke.

    As far as Joe/Harbs not losing opening games... that goes both ways. They could be so prepared and ready that they win most... or their luck could be running out and they fall back to the pack. We shall see.

    But you are right, I won't be surprised if the Ravens win. Predictions are hard... and a lot times your predictions are not as smart or as dumb as they seem.




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    Re: 2013 Season Predictions 8-13-13

    Broncos - W, will be a tough game, but I trust in our coaches' ability to game plan for a Week 1 game for 2 months
    Browns - W, we'll be HUGE psyched up for home opener and banner hanging
    Texans - L, Texans will be a tough out
    Bills - W, crafty team, but after a L to Texans, I see us bouncing back big
    Dolphins - W, I don't buy the hype yet, but this will be a closer one
    Packers - L, They are a tough team to play, even at home, and by this point, injuries may be catching up to us
    Steelers - L, I see us splitting with them and the road game is the one more likely to be lost
    Browns - W, nice bounce back after 2 tough weeks
    Bengals - W, this will be a tough one, but I still think wepull out our home game against them
    Bears - W, playing in Chicago is tough, but I just don't see us losing this one. idk.
    Jets - W, Hopefully by this point, Jets will just be a comedy
    Steelers - W, Win the home game, split the series
    Vikings - L, I think Vikings have good young talent, which will be more seasoned when we play them, plus AP All Day
    Lions - L, Could go either way here, but facing Megatron...unless our CBs are in top shape, they might have their way against us
    Patriots - W, by this point, we should have Belichek's number at home. Plus, coming off two losses in a row, I see us rallying like the Giants game last year.
    Bengals - L, only because I think we have whatever we can get locked up by this point, rest our starters

    10-6
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    Re: 2013 Season Predictions 8-13-13

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    For all the talk about how the Bronco's / Manning is overrated, y'all sure are quick to pin that first game as a loss.

    You do know Harbs / Flacco are undefeated with first games of the season right?
    And the Broncos lost quite a bit on defense.

    I think the Ravens could finish 11-5, but possibly as high as 13-3.

    at Broncos - W
    vs Browns - W
    vs Texans - L (Revenge? Maybe...for some reason the 2nd and 3rd games of the season always seem to blow up in the Ravens' faces)
    at Bills - W
    at Dolphins - W
    vs Packers - L
    at Steelers - L (Steelers are tough at home...I have a hard time thinking they'll go down easily)
    at Browns - L (they always play us tough and I could see them getting one at home)
    vs Bengals - W
    at Bears - L (Tough game in a tough stadium. If the Bears can stay healthy, they won't be easy at home).
    vs Jets - W
    vs Steelers - W
    vs Vikings - W
    at Lions - W
    vs. Patriots - W
    at Bengals - W
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    Re: 2013 Season Predictions 8-13-13

    My heart says 13-3, my brain says 9-7 (up from 8-8 by adding Stokley and Clark). Possible wild card to maintain our streak at 6 seasons, but don't print those playoff tickets yet.

    Too many losses of quality players, with adequate but not stellar replacements. Split the AFC North, losses to Texans, Packers, Patriots, Broncos, win the rest. Only a one game drop-off from last season despite the turmoil and the tough first place schedule.
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    Re: 2013 Season Predictions 8-13-13

    at Broncos - W
    vs Browns - W
    vs Texans - W
    at Bills - W
    at Dolphins - L
    vs Packers - L
    at Steelers - L
    at Browns - W
    vs Bengals - W
    at Bears - W
    vs Jets - W
    vs Steelers - W
    vs Vikings - W
    at Lions - W
    vs. Patriots - W
    at Bengals - L

    12-4




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    Re: 2013 Season Predictions 8-13-13

    And I don't get the universal thought the Packers will beat us at home.

    They had a horribly porous O line last year and it just got worse.

    With our D shaping up, I see that more of a win than a loss as it stands today.
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    Re: 2013 Season Predictions 8-13-13

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    And I don't get the universal thought the Packers will beat us at home.

    They had a horribly porous O line last year and it just got worse.

    With our D shaping up, I see that more of a win than a loss as it stands today.
    You're right.


    16-0.

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    Re: 2013 Season Predictions 8-13-13

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    And I don't get the universal thought the Packers will beat us at home.

    They had a horribly porous O line last year and it just got worse.

    With our D shaping up, I see that more of a win than a loss as it stands today.

    Ok Houston, dammit... enough with the question and critiquing our calls and post up you findings or get your squirrely ass outta here!




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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    You're right.


    16-0.

    Book it.

    Can we get a "Like" button up in here?




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    Re: 2013 Season Predictions 8-13-13

    The contrarian in me just can't help it!

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    Re: 2013 Season Predictions 8-13-13

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    For all the talk about how the Bronco's / Manning is overrated, y'all sure are quick to pin that first game as a loss.

    You do know Harbs / Flacco are undefeated with first games of the season right?
    4 of those 5 were home games, where we've been one of the best teams in the NFL. Our recent road record has been pretty damned meh.

    Broncos are playoff team that was probably just as good as us last year (talent-wise), returns most of it's team largely intact, and is playing at home. We're a team somewhat in transition: I believe we'll be a very good team by season's end, but it's gonna be a work in progress while we adjust to the losses and incorporate a lot of new personnel at key positions. And we're on the road, where we are 21-19 under Harbaugh/Flacco.

    Thinking this looks more like a loss than a win is hardy a stretch.
    Last edited by MarkS; 08-13-2013 at 02:20 PM.




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