Back to the Future: Week 4

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  1. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    Before we get too excited about this Week 3 win, let's not forget that Week 4 starts now. And just as quickly as we wanted to put the Jets debacle behind us, Sunday very well could be deja vu. Instead of Sanchez, there's Flacco. Instead of Jones and Washington, there's Rice and McGahee. But otherwise, we're talking about two fairly similar teams here. And oh yeah: Ed Reed.

    At least this one's at home.
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  2. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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    I'm still not quite sold on that Baltimore defense. I wasn't really impressed with it when I watch Kansas City and San Diego play them. Rivers TORCHED it. If this offense blends the run and pass like it did today to take some of that pressure off Brady, and if Brady progresses even more, we shouldn't have a problem taking the Ravens. Two dead birds, two weeks in a row.
  3. patriot lifer

    patriot lifer In the Starting Line-Up

    #87 Jersey

    we'll be needing that Welker fella'
  4. jcdavey

    jcdavey In the Starting Line-Up

    just watch the chargers ravens game, you should be able to pass on baltimore's secondary all day long , plus you've got a better running game, and probably a better defense

    i'll be picking NE this coming week (even though the ravens O is looking pretty legit)
  5. jbb9s

    jbb9s In the Starting Line-Up

    This is a preview of the AFCCG. Unfortunately, I think that game will be in Baltimore.

    Also all the out-of-staters will also start the season 4 for 4 in terms of national savings way way down this year.
  6. owl001

    owl001 Rookie

    Keep telling yourself this. 14 of the KC points were from freaky plays...otherwise it was a 38-10 game, with still a dominating performance by their D. The SD game showed some weakness in the secondary, but Phillip Rivers had to play out of his mind just to "almost win" in their house. That was not a small accomplishment to fly clear across the country and come out with a gutsy win.

    They are now a very balanced, powerful, and dangerous team both sides of the ball.

    But as it always is, Any Given Sunday...we shall see.
  7. Patspsycho

    Patspsycho Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Rivers torched them but still lost (actually their D lost the game for them, being depleted). However, I think BB will still be picking some things up from that game. One thing I think he will key on is in man coverage, their corners are easily exposed.

    Question is, do we go no-huddle like we did in '07 to prevent them from going dime and quarter?

    Only problem with that now is their base D is the most effective, not their nickel and extra DB packages (3.6 YPPA vs. 4.3 YPPA)

    Ironically they are also playing a bit of vanilla D, going consistent with four men rush.
  8. Patspsycho

    Patspsycho Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Are we saying hello to our first Ravens fan? The Falcons fans were nice. Hope you birdies are alike. :D
  9. patsfan-1982

    patsfan-1982 In the Starting Line-Up

    i think this is the game we see the brady to moss deep ball

    the ravens will blitz just as much if not more then the jets did but the ravens dont have a Darrelle Revis type corner

    and if this D let the falcons put up only 10 points

    im not worried about the ravens O
  10. KontradictioN

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    Don't count on it with Ed Reed likely to be patrolling that area. Belichick has a man crush on Reed and respects the hell out of him. I'm sure he'll be building the offensive gameplan away from Reed... not directly to him.
  11. alvinnf

    alvinnf In the Starting Line-Up

    This is not going to be a pretty week. If they win it will have to be ugly. Ngata is going to be a handfull everything they do starts with him. There's a reason Kelly Gregg makes as many plays as he does. That reason is Ngata. We will get a good chance to see if this staff learned anything from the Jets game. Balt. would be foolish to ditch that plan.
  12. jcdavey

    jcdavey In the Starting Line-Up

    only reason sd lost to baltimore was the red zone offense of sd's sucks right now

    if you guys are good in the red zone (better than sd) you'll be fine
  13. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    i think their running game without wilfork will be a big concren.
  14. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    the key is when will the pats develop a good strategy to deal wth constant pressure from an opposing defense
  15. Patspsycho

    Patspsycho Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    It wasn't today. Pryor did a great job IMO.
  16. QB12

    QB12 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Ryan probably thought the quarters were 9, rather than 15 minutes. He just didn't have the ball much, especially in the second half. When the Pats D shortens the game like that, the opposing offense becomes more 1-dimensional. Flacco is good, but he's no Brady or Manning. And especially with his sub-par receiving corps, he can't beat us with the game in his hands. We win 27-20.

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  17. italia44

    italia44 In the Starting Line-Up

    The "sub-par" Derrick Mason can play for my team,anyday...........BB says so,too.
  18. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic Supporter Supporter

    Glad to hear someone else lauding Ngata. I think he's the best player on their defense - certainly the one I would build my D around if I had my choice.

    Your statement about the Jets game is right on. Baltimore has Atlanta's balanced offense and the Jet's defense. If we don't execute better and show more variety on offense (not to mention doing a better job of handling the pass rush) then we deserve to lose. We should expect all opposing teams to bring the pressure until we prove we can solve it. Baltimore is one of the few teams capable of doing that effectively.

    I think we win this game, but we'd better show more of the offensive creativity and balance that we displayed today than what we showed last week against the Jets. And a healthy Welker would definitely help.
  19. ALP

    ALP Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    i dont see baltimore as that much of a challenge...

    their defense for any sake is very similar to the jets, except Balt corners are weaker, and safeties stronger, and for jets are vice verca

    and i dont c as pathetic of a performance as against the jets by our recievers, our o line, our rb's, our coaches, or our QB....

    and a better red zone offense....well put up high 20's

    now their offense....similar to jets, except rb's not as quick, and wr's better, TE not as good, O-line not as good

    guyton would aslo not be thrown into a game and position midway through a game....i say they dont get more than 20....their strenghts play right into ours (slower, more powerful backs)

    and its at home, and its first time flacco sees a BB defense (with a 3-9 track record, or something like it)
  20. sbpatfan

    sbpatfan Banned

    Am I the only one that things Baltimore is overrated? I'm not saying they are a bad team, but they've only played the Chiefs, Chargers, and Browns..
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