and why we should end up at least 13-3
It was the same as the last time we were up 21-7 against Pittsburgh and heading into the locker room. Or was it? I remember on that day, when halftime began, I called a friend of mine and we discussed the game. We both agreed that this game wasn't over. That it wasn't at all beyond the capability of the Steelers to manufacture a comeback. We agreed that we had to watch 60 minutes of football in that game. And more importantly that the Ravens had to PLAY 60 minutes of football. As we all know, that didn't happen. But it wasn't anything new last season. We had done that before. We seemed to take a break at some point in every game really make some unnecessary nail-biters out of games that would have been in the bag had we only played until the end.
I feel great about these Ravens for another reason as well; we're not built around an offense, or a defense. We are finally a whole team. I mean, look at the Colts; they built their whole team around one guy and that was obviously a mistake on their part. Granted, it worked for many years but a QB is just a man, and he can't last forever.These guys will be lucky to win half their games.
Looking at these Ravens, as long as we play 60 minutes of football in every game, as long as we protect Joe, as long as our defense continues to sit those quarterbacks on the bench where they belong, and as long as our special teams continue to be dynamic, I don't see why there's any team in the NFL that we don't have the ability to win against. The momentum has been set. We should be 13-3 AT LEAST. and I might be being conservative!