In order the beat the Washington Redskins the Ravens may very well have to outscore their surprisingly exciting opponent on the road. The Washington Redskins have become a team known for the big play this season whether it be a long run or pass from rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III or a rushing attack using multiple backs but mainly based around young stud Alfred Morris.
At home the Redskins love to put on a show for the hogs faithful and with stare wide receiver Piere Garcon back the aerial attack could prove to be just as deadly as the running game if the Baltimore Ravens pass rush cannot force the young signal caller into some mistakes.
That brings to question whether to not the Ravens can bring some of that home-town Baltimore offensive magic just up the road to Washington DC with them. The Ravens will be staying in their own team hotel and traveling by bus to DC early this morning to got through as much of a normal home work out as they can.
As much as that may help them mentally prepare for this game, they will not be in the friendly confines of M&T Bank Stadium with their home crowd serving as the 12th man, especially on defense. Although many Ravens fans will be making the short trip to DC the best they can hope for is a 50/50 split in the stands of Skins fans vs. Ravens fans.
In the end the Ravens will most likely have to use their highly explosive weapons like Ray Rice and Torrey Smith to outscore the young Redskins team. Baltimore can not afford another tight loss back-to-back in what is becoming a very tight AFC North race. They must hope to contain and confuse Washington's young signal caller and put up some offensive fire-power of their own to win this game. The Redskins secondary has struggled all season so Raven wide outs should see plenty of action and their tight end coverage has also been below average so expect to see Dennis Pitta get some much needed action today. Hopefully the offense can turn all of this into a win in what is sure to be a hostile road environment for the team.
Any way you look at it, with the tough road ahead, quarterback Joe Flacco must lead his team to victory in this game and the next few to come as they will most likely be high scoring affairs.