Great win for the Ravens as they did not play down to their counterparts. Fortunately, that has not been the case at home this season, only on the road. This was great win for many reasons: 1) Everybody else keeps winning i.e. P-burgh, New England and Houston, etc. 2) it was against Indy. Been since 2001 since we beat them last so it was about time we shook that monkey off our back and rightfully so.
It appeared that early on all facets of the Ravens were firing on all cylinders and again, rightfully so, since we were entertaining an 0 – 12 team. Full disclosure: I say “it appeared” as I was in airports traveling most of Sunday and only really got to see the last third of the game so the GBU is delayed and short this week –just like most government projects.
Most everything. Rice broke a hundred yards, Joe played a smart game, good game plan by Cam, Torrey had a TD reception –what’s not to like? And the defense, for the first 59:52, played great. Good pressure, Pollard’s pick, defense didn’t really give Indy anything except for the last minute or two. Oh, and Pitta. He could catch a fly with chopsticks in a tornado. Liked how he “stole” the late TD from Torrey.
The soft defense on Indy’s last drive. Yeah, it was garbage time and it really did not affect the outcome, but have some pride- keep an O’fer team out of the end zone at home; please! I just did not like the softness and lack of urgency in the waning minutes. I know it was our scrubs in, but it was still somewhat disheartening. Keep the foot on the throat even after they cry uncle…
Two things. One, how can we have so many strip-sacks and yet have so few fumble recoveries? That is not bad luck, that is ugly luck. And 2) Playing Indy. It still hurts to see the horseshoe in Baltimore, but not for the Baltimore Colts. The horseshoe used to be a great moniker for Baltimore fans; not anymore and not for some time. At least Bud Adams had the decency to relinquish/”retire” the Oiler logo for the sake of Houston. Can’t say the same about Bidwell and certainly can’t say it about the Irsays. Isn’t it time Indy came up with their own theme/name/logo/mascot that they can truly lay claim to?
Wow, 10 – 3, still in first place, still controlling our own destiny -makes me feel like a kid right before Christmas. The anticipation is killing me. On to sunny San Diego. Don’t let their record fool you. The last two games they have really clicked, especially on offense. We seem to be catching them just as they have started to put a little streak together. In the past, we have matched up well against them and taken care of business. Let us hope this is the trend that continues.