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    We lost two good players. That said we have a first round pick in Jimmy Smith that played very well last week against some decent receivers and the drop from Ray to Ellerbe is significant but not nearly as much as it would have been a few years back IMO. Add that your gonna get Suggs back and if he has any impact at all I really believe the D will improve overall. Obviously not as much as getting Suggs back and having Ray and Webby on the field but still improve none the less.

    To many doomsayers. Now that said if Sizzle comes back and can provide nothing or if Ngata is severely limited due to his injury then things change. I think they can overcome the loss of Webb and Lewis so long as the rest of the roster can maintain a reasonable level of health.
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    I do not come on this board as often as I used to and mainly due to posts such as this. While it is your opinion and I respect it and do not think you are trolling I think that it is incorrect and premature in its nature.
    I honestly do not know how a debate of the broncos came up but I think that the ravens are the better and more consistent team even with the defense injury ridden. Our offensive line while inconsistent at times faired well against a Dallas passrush who in my opinion has a better pass rush than Denver. Ware was held to only one sack and already has 6 on the season.
    The Webb injury hurts more than the Lewis injury simply due to the fact that he was the best on the team at his position. At this point in Lewis' career that cannot be said. The biggest thing that the defense will be missing is his knowledge and ability to call audibles and make defensive adjustments. I do not think that anyone can disagree that our line backing core now has more athletic ability and speed with Lewis out.( After I heard that he was out for the season I was hurt and nearly physically ill) The play of Jimmy Smith and Chykie Brown show signs of encouragement that there will not be as big of a drop off as originally expected.
    I still have extremely high expectation for this team, I expect adjustments to be made on defense and I expect th offensive line to continue to progress which will help our offense become more consistent. This is Flacco's time to prove that he was as good as he thinks he is with the defense playing as poorly as it has been.
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    8 - 8? I predict 5 - 12 (I'm counting an extra loss during the BYE week)... Bc




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    I swear some people on this board need to be drug tested LOL, 3-7 my ass.




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    Well, I'm back to eat my words. I'm not here to change my prediction... I said 8-8. I had the Browns game slated as a loss. And while 8-8 was not very likely if you were a betting man when I said it 3 weeks ago, it's highly unlikely now. We could go 9-7 and more likely 10-6. However, if we somehow lose to the Raiders... 8-8 is still in play. I don't see that happening. I'm predicting a pretty dominating victory. But, there is always that scenario were it close be a game and the Ravens look unimpressive for the majority of the game, outside of a few nice drives. But, I don't see them getting beat by a bad team at home. I just don't understand how this offense can drive the ball 80-90 yards 3 times for TDs, and go 3 and out for the other half of the game. It's bizarre!

    I'm glad the Ravens won. And even though 3 weeks ago I said they would lose... I'm not surprised by the outcome coming out of the bye. I also hope to take 2 out of 3 against the Steelers and Chargers. In reality I think we only win one of those 3. Hopefully we split with the Steelers.

    I also think we should beat the Chargers... but it's so hard to tell which team shows up for the Chargers (and us on the road). Is it the Chargers team that we don't match up well with down the field...? Or is it a team that we manhandle and run the ball well against? Bottom line; regardless of that Chargers game, the Steelers look to BACK, and splitting with them would be a positive at this point..




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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSkins Fury View Post
    Well, I'm back to eat my words. I'm not here to change my prediction... I said 8-8. I had the Browns game slated as a loss. And while 8-8 was not very likely if you were a betting man when I said it 3 weeks ago, it's highly unlikely now. We could go 9-7 and more likely 10-6. However, if we somehow lose to the Raiders... 8-8 is still in play. I don't see that happening. I'm predicting a pretty dominating victory. But, there is always that scenario were it close be a game and the Ravens look unimpressive for the majority of the game, outside of a few nice drives. But, I don't see them getting beat by a bad team at home. I just don't understand how this offense can drive the ball 80-90 yards 3 times for TDs, and go 3 and out for the other half of the game. It's bizarre!

    I'm glad the Ravens won. And even though 3 weeks ago I said they would lose... I'm not surprised by the outcome coming out of the bye. I also hope to take 2 out of 3 against the Steelers and Chargers. In reality I think we only win one of those 3. Hopefully we split with the Steelers.

    I also think we should beat the Chargers... but it's so hard to tell which team shows up for the Chargers (and us on the road). Is it the Chargers team that we don't match up well with down the field...? Or is it a team that we manhandle and run the ball well against? Bottom line; regardless of that Chargers game, the Steelers look to BACK, and splitting with them would be a positive at this point..
    You started a 5 page thread about this, and it could have been said in another thread, there was no need to start a thread about it knowing that it was going to stir shit up. There is no way your getting let out of this now.




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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    You started a 5 page thread about this, and it could have been said in another thread, there was no need to start a thread about it knowing that it was going to stir shit up. There is no way your getting let out of this now.
    I started a one comment thread that turned into a 5 page thread by people. I came back to answer... that is all. If you have a comment pertaining to the thread.... then make it. Otherwise ignore it. If we want to play your game, I could argue that other new threads are redundant when this previous 5 page thread already addressed it.

    People called me a troll and said when the Ravens won I wouldn't be back. Well, just showing that I'm here and I was wrong. I didn't ask to get out of it... (Don't know exactly what "it" is)... unless it's the poster from N.C. that I owe lunch to... If that's the case... I'm ready to go get lunch! I suppose he could send someone local in his stead...




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    Two more wins to break this crazy prediction lol, I doubt we are going to lose 5 from 6.




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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Two more wins to break this crazy prediction lol, I doubt we are going to lose 5 from 6.
    We're going to lose 7 in a row just like Skip Bayless has predicted and you know he's right about everything (sarcasm LOL).




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    Let be known that I DID NOT resurrect this thread before all the Troll Hunters come on to tell me I didn't need to bring this back up when there are 3 new ones just like it.

    I admit, I over-bid. When I made this 8-8 prediction, I had us losing against the Browns last week (That didn't happen). Although, on more current pre-game prediction threads I picked the Ravens over the Browns. I did have had us beating the Raiders however. While I doubt it will happen, It isn't out of the realm that we could lose our next 3 if there aren't any unforseen incidents such as Ben or Rivers going down. I don't think anyone can call the San Diego game. Too much weirdness... we are going across the country to play a team that we haven't matched up well with in the past. It also depends what SD/Rivers team shows up. And the Steelers games will be down to the wire.




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    Re: We will go 8-8.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSkins Fury View Post
    Let be known that I DID NOT resurrect this thread before all the Troll Hunters come on to tell me I didn't need to bring this back up when there are 3 new ones just like it.

    I admit, I over-bid. When I made this 8-8 prediction, I had us losing against the Browns last week (That didn't happen). Although, on more current pre-game prediction threads I picked the Ravens over the Browns. I did have had us beating the Raiders however. While I doubt it will happen, It isn't out of the realm that we could lose our next 3 if there aren't any unforseen incidents such as Ben or Rivers going down. I don't think anyone can call the San Diego game. Too much weirdness... we are going across the country to play a team that we haven't matched up well with in the past. It also depends what SD/Rivers team shows up. And the Steelers games will be down to the wire.
    While losing the next 3 games is possible, I can't see it happening going on history. Since Harbaugh has been here, we haven't lost back to back games since 2009, this team find ways to win too easily to lose 3 games on the trot.




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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    While losing the next 3 games is possible, I can't see it happening going on history. Since Harbaugh has been here, we haven't lost back to back games since 2009, this team find ways to win too easily to lose 3 games on the trot.
    I agree.

    That being said... I'm so confused.... Most likely I see a 1-2 record over the next 3, but all I'm really hoping for is 2-1. But, it's not entirely unrealistic to see us losing all 3 OR winning all 3. The AFC is so whacked. The Chargers could put up 38 or throw 5 INTs. What Steelers team will we see? The Steelers from the first 4 weeks or the last 4 weeks. Their win against the Giants isn't quite as impressive after watching what the Bengals team did to them.




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    Funny how a lot of people would downplay our blow-out of the Raiders. Funny, considering that the Steelers (who a lot of people seem to be crowning the champion) lost to them earlier in the year.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastergenius View Post
    Funny how a lot of people would downplay our blow-out of the Raiders. Funny, considering that the Steelers (who a lot of people seem to be crowning the champion) lost to them earlier in the year.
    I did not downplay our blowout. But THIS Raiders team was not the Raiders team the beat the Steelers. No McFadden, No Goodson, No Seymour. I'm not saying injures aren't part of the game... But if all things aren't equal, then you can't say the are.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastergenius View Post
    Funny how a lot of people would downplay our blow-out of the Raiders. Funny, considering that the Steelers (who a lot of people seem to be crowning the champion) lost to them earlier in the year.
    Unfortunately, football doesn't follow the (otherwise logical) pattern you're describing. Any team can beat any team on any given Sunday--a game can come down to something like a flukey lost fumble or a last-minute luck play. Just because we beat the Raiders and the Raiders beat the Steelers in no way shape or form means we'll beat the Steelers.

    In fact, just because the Raiders beat the Steelers, it doesn't even make the Raiders the better team. Maybe if the NFL played 100 games we'd have a much better picture of who the best teams really are, because the larger number of games would minimize the impact of luck. But we don't, we only have 16. Doesn't mean the Raiders win doesn't mean ANYTHING, but it's more complicated than you make it seem.




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