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    Am I overly optimistic?

    When the Ravens played the Broncos, we heard how difficult the opponent was based on their lossless record. We wouldn't say the same about Denver now.

    On to the Bengals. They squeaked by a shaky Vikings and Jags club, and outdistanced a more than shaky Steelers squad. And then killed a winless (deflated) Lions team. Their losses have been Bears and Packers. They have not put up more than 30 points except for Detroit. Even then, they were winning 20-0 through three, and then both sides scored garbage points.

    Are pundits giving them too much credit?
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    Re: Am I overly optimistic?

    I don't know if you are but all this national media love for Jackson and the Ravens scares me. I think it's a little over the top. We'll see.





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    Re: Am I overly optimistic?

    Seems Burrow has thrived against cover 1 looks but struggled against other looks. I think Wink will keep him a little confused
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    Re: Am I overly optimistic?

    They gave Green Bay everything they had. Although if Crosby wasnít horrific in that game it may not have been that close.

    Vikings arenít a bad team.

    I donít think the Bengals are in the elite class of AFC but much improved and I can see them as a wild card team.





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    Re: Am I overly optimistic?

    It would seem their defense is greatly improved over the last couple of seasons.





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    Re: Am I overly optimistic?

    Must win before the bye.





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    Am I overly optimistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caps&Ravens View Post
    They gave Green Bay everything they had. Although if Crosby wasnít horrific in that game it may not have been that close.

    Vikings arenít a bad team.

    I donít think the Bengals are in the elite class of AFC but much improved and I can see them as a wild card team.
    Green Bay didnít have Jaire Alexander for that game, that would be like the Ravens not having Humphrey. I think that is totally diff game with Alexander clamping down on Chase. They got a fluke Aaron Rodgers interception also, gave wouldíve been a rout with all the lucky breaks they caught.


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    Re: Am I overly optimistic?

    [Warning: to all those who believe that Ravens fans should be focused on "one game at a time", please skip the following]:

    After seeing the Ravens offense light up vs Chargers & the Indiana team (in 4th Q + OT), and the stout defense in the last 4 games, I've jumped on the Optimists' train.

    I foresee the team continuing the winning streak headed to 10-1, going into the brutal of the season with home + aways vs Pitt + Browns, plus Rams and Packers. = 13-4 to 15-2.
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    Re: Am I overly optimistic?

    No, I don't think you are. They should beat the Bengals relatively easily. The Bengals look like a good up and coming team, but the Ravens remain in a different class.
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    Re: Am I overly optimistic?

    If I look at the Chargers, they look like a better team to me. I know you can't compare one game to another because just too many variables but just sayin'
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  11. Re: Am I overly optimistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caps&Ravens View Post
    They gave Green Bay everything they had. Although if Crosby wasnít horrific in that game it may not have been that close.

    Vikings arenít a bad team.

    I donít think the Bengals are in the elite class of AFC but much improved and I can see them as a wild card team.
    Vikings ARE a bad team. They beat panthers, Lions (by 2), and sea hawks.

    They scored 7 on the browns.

    They stink





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    Re: Am I overly optimistic?

    For whatever reason, the Ravens love being underdogs. They relish it. I think they came out for SD fired up because they barely eeked out the win against the Colts. In games they're expected to win handily, they struggle.

    Should we beat the Bengals? Yes, we have the better team. Will we? Depends on how they perceive the Bengals.





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