I of course, watched the Ravens’ game Sunday. I had a lot of confidence in our team, and there was no doubt in my mind whether we were going to win. I did not falter in my belief for a second. I thought we played a fine game and was pleased with the win. Our defense was really good, and we got the Texans to turn over the ball 4 times. We didn’t turn it over at all.
Sadly, we still don’t get a lot of love from sportscasts. For some reason, winning constantly doesn’t show up on ESPN’s radar. I watched a bit of Sportscenter the next morning before heading in to the office, hoping to see the Ravens highlights. I got the highlights, then they had a section on the Ravens’ issues, then they go on to talk about how great the Texans are going to be in the next year. That was all I got on my beloved team. C’mon ESPN, you guys are lame.
This makes me want the Ravens to win the Super Bowl even more. If they win the Super Bowl, these morons will talk about how the Ravens had it all along and they never doubted for a second that the Ravens were going to win the SB. Give me a break.
Next week we have the Patriots. I wish the game was at home, but we will be traveling to Foxborough. There are several easy steps to win this game.
The Patriots worked Denver on Saturday. Everyone knew it was going to happen. Their defense smothered Tebow and the Broncos. They now think they are good. I know, however, that they are incorrect in that assumption. Teams have blown up the Patriots all season, and the Ravens want to prove that their offense is as good as it looks on paper. Flacco wants some respect, and he has done well against this team before. Ray Rice will be able to run this game, as the Patriots’ defense is nowhere near as good as the Texans’. Boldin has a chip on his shoulder and wants to make plays. He is too big and too fast for the Patriots’ secondary to handle.
The other aspect of winning this game is to sac Brady 4 times (5 times is a guaranteed win). Two times in the first half, two times in the second. All the Ravens have to do is scare him a bit and he cowers like a beaten dog. He can’t function if he doesn’t have time to think. He’ll get frustrated and the pickles will commence. Also, Brady isn’t as tough as say, Roethlisberger. If you shake him up, the game is over. The Patriots are good when everything goes their way. If you simply refuse to let them play they want, they will crumble like the doomed tower of Babylon.
To be honest, I’m looking forward to the upcoming game. As a fan, I do not fear New England. They are just practice for the Super Bowl.