Let's not kid ourselves: Losing to le...

Let's not kid ourselves: Losing to league's best team is no sur...

There are 118 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 18, 2008, titled Let's not kid ourselves: Losing to league's best team is no sur.... In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

A win over the Giants would have been tantamount to the Giants' upset of the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl .

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Jonbo

Apo, AE

#1 Nov 18, 2008
The 6-4 record matches this team. Good, not great, definitely not bad...
the sun is setting

Cockeysville, MD

#2 Nov 18, 2008
agree.
Bobbyk K in Winchester VA

Winchester, VA

#3 Nov 18, 2008
Agree with you Mike. Let's think with out mind instead of our heart.. the Giants were, are and will be the class of the NFC. I think the next 2 games against the Eagles and Bengles are "sure" things.. the coaching staff and the veterans will not let this team wallow in self pity. Cameron and Flacco will work to iron out the flaws and that 3 headed monster of a running game will be back not withstanding the O line injuries. My only concern is the kick return game and as long as no turnovers happen there we will be OK.
charles rose

Fpo, AE

#4 Nov 18, 2008
When the Ravens were down 20 to 10 they were still in the game. We were driving and in there territory and probably going to put up 7 or 3. Now why...? Why...are we throwing east west instead of north south. Sideline passes are usually bad and in this case horrible. It certainly changed the momentum of the game, and what very well may have been a comeback. From that point on the wheels really fell off the wagon. The coaching staff has impressed me, and i know that they will have this team ready for the eagles and bungles.
phish

Abingdon, MD

#5 Nov 18, 2008
Still haven't gotten an answer to why play Mason in that game, with the known amount of physicality that was there, when he wasn't able to lift his left arm above shoulder height. Isn't that kinda of putting him in a very vulnerable position againest the likes of the Giants?

!!!!!!!!!!GO RAVENS!!!!!!!!!!
jono

Clarksville, MD

#6 Nov 18, 2008
phish wrote:
Still haven't gotten an answer to why play Mason in that game, with the known amount of physicality that was there, when he wasn't able to lift his left arm above shoulder height. Isn't that kinda of putting him in a very vulnerable position againest the likes of the Giants?
!!!!!!!!!!GO RAVENS!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, nobody liked it last week when I suggested using this game as a "bye" and resting all our ailing veterans and sending Troy Smith out there with a bunch of bench players. But in retrospect, it probably would have been nice to come home to the Eagles better rested, and in a better position to rack up the four more wins we need to make the playoffs. Instead, Mason, MaGahee and Terry and got a bit more banged up.
mika from france

Neufmoutiers-en-brie, France

#7 Nov 18, 2008
Absolutely right!
of course it was painfull to see that game, but we have to be proud of the level we play with so much injured players:

beside Cmac, landry, gregg , yanda,wiliams, we have willie anderson hurt, we have gaither and terry playing on one leg and one arm, we've got rolle and ed reed playing hurt also, we've got mason playing hurt, and we're still playing at a reasonnable level!

i like that, we keep fightin with what we got, a bunch of old but proud players, a bunch of backup and some promising rookies...

we have to be proud of that, 6-4 is nice regarding the injury list and the schedule we have, let's try to win our home games before thinking to beat champion team on the road...

time for birds fight, it's going to be hard against the eagles but you know what, i'm optimistic, ravens will win this one!!!!
SkateNY

New York, NY

#8 Nov 18, 2008
I agree. The Ravens are definitely playoff-caliber in the AFC. They should and will beat the Eagles, a team in disarry and ready to sign off for the season. Whoever loses this game doesn't deserve to be in the playoffs.
SevernDave

Fort George G Meade, MD

#9 Nov 18, 2008
It was silly to expect the RAVENS to be the Giants, and it really ISN'T that big a deal. But I think the thing that was so discouraging and difficult for us RAVENS fans to watch, was the way our defense got pushed around so easily in the first half! We're not used to seeing that --- it was disturbing!
Mr Football

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#10 Nov 18, 2008
There was every reason to think the Ravens could beat the Giants. Any team that gets blown out by the Browns and barely beats the Bengals in OT at home is beatable. We lost the game but it was a lot closer then the final score and the Giants got a couple of gifts that the Ravens gave them and capitalized on them. I honestly if we played the Giants again we would beat them.
Fells Point Craig

United States

#11 Nov 18, 2008
To win 2 out of the 3 on the road is nothing to sneeze at. Sure the Ravens aren't in the same conversation when it comes to the Giants, but few teams are. Be content to watch them grow this year, tweak and add some key positions next year then enjoy the ride. Anything this year is a bonus! Go Ravens!
Josh

Royal Oak, MI

#12 Nov 18, 2008
Flacco and the O was starting to play their own game until that unfortunate interception that gave the g-men some points. There is no question that Flacco can move the ball across the field, he just needs to improve on putting points on the board when it matters. The o-line didn't do a good job in giving the RB's some holes to run through, but they allowed only one sack. That is pretty good since they have like 30 or more sacks this season.

As for the defense, it was disastrous to see them to get outplayed in the running game, since we don't see it very often, but I guarantee that they will be ready for sunday and not play like that again.
charles rose

Fpo, AE

#13 Nov 18, 2008
JONO, THIS IS THE NFL FELLA, NOBODY IS GOING TO LAY DOWN A WEEK TO REST UP FOR OTHER GAMES. MAYBE IN POP WARNER OR MAYBE HIGH SCHOOL, BUT THE PRO'S WHERE PLAYERS EARN MILLIONS....GET REAL. WE PLAYED VERY RESPECTABLE FOR A TEAM REBUILDING AND WITH A ROOKIE QB. THE GAME WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY INTERESTING IF WE HAD OF SCORED AND THAT INTERCEPTION DID NOT HAPPEN. HOW SUPER ARE THEY IF THEY LOST TO THE BROWNS AND WE BEAT THE BROWNS TWICE. I WORK WITH ALOT OF STEELER FANS AND THEY ARE SO SURE THEY WILL RAP UP OUR AFC NORTH DIVISION. I LET THEM KNOW THAT THE WIN THEY GOT OFF OF US WAS BY THE GRACE OF GOD, AND THEY'RE WILL BE SPECIAL BEAT DOWN WAITING FOR THEM WHEN THEY COME TO B-MORE.
"GO RAVENS"
Allen

Severn, MD

#14 Nov 18, 2008
5-1 people. That's the record from here on. Lock it up. The only loss is to Dallas.
charles rose

Fpo, AE

#15 Nov 18, 2008
How many wins will it take for us to get into the playoffs ? So whats the magic number ? 4 wins 3 of the 6 remaining. Our team is getting better, but there maybe some growing pains here and there. Flacco is going to be a top notch NFL QB. If we do get into the playoffs how far will we go ? Thats the quetion !
veedub

Englewood, CO

#16 Nov 18, 2008
Couldn't agree more with this article, Mike. The Giants are truly men amongst boys in today's NFL. I don't see anyone stopping that team, barring injury, so I'm not discouraged in the loss at all. Just shows how far we have to go. We've made great strides this year though, as I NEVER thought we'd be in a position to make the playoffs. Well, that's exactly where we find ourselves with 4 out of the last 6 games at home.

WE MUST PROTECT THIS HOUSE!!!
Bob

Dothan, AL

#17 Nov 18, 2008
I do believe the Ravens will make the playoffs. The spanking they received at the hands of the Giants will help rather than hurt them. This is a resilient bunch. Flacco's refusal to be rattled is actually inspiring the rest of the team, as they probably feel, 'This kid hangs in there, so we should step up our intensity and watch his back'.Ravens will win and win BIG over the Eagles this weekend, I also predict the boys will beat the Steelers in the rematch in a couple of weeks, and I think they'll finish 10-6 and head in to the postseason.
veedub

Englewood, CO

#18 Nov 18, 2008
Even if we don't make the playoffs, this season has already been an immense success for me. We finally have our franchise QB, our OL has played incredibly well this year (injuries are mounting up unfortunately), we have an emerging young RB, and a vibrant rookie head coach. The future is bright.

Weed out some of the old veterans at the end of the year, clear some cap space, sign/draft a #1 WR, secondary help, and OL depth, and this team will truly be a force to be reckoned with!
D-Will

Baltimore, MD

#19 Nov 18, 2008
Just like Mr Football said...there was every reason to think the Ravens could beat the Giants. C'mon they lost to Cleveland and Cincy gave them a fit. The Giants are good but the Ravens did not play the way they've been playing lately. Three big plays and a couple of give aways cost the game for the Purple Birds. We played with a banged up d-backfield,a one armed receiver (7-8 catches ?) a taped up O line ? I'm still pissed that they didn't go for the first down from the NY 39 in the 3rd Qtr !! What was that? At that point showing a little out of the ordinary may have lifted the team's collective fire and flamed others. NY then gets a turnover and next play Bradshaw hits a 76 yd run...game over...27-10. I don't think so !! The purple birds were driving again, oops...another blunder...NOW game over for sure. Look the game was a lot closer then the score showed. Sure I really thought the Ravens could have won the game. The Giants were given a gift wrapped win. The purple birds will fly again on sunday. Its D-Will of the people !!!
ClarkWGriswold

AOL

#20 Nov 18, 2008
Mr Football wrote:
There was every reason to think the Ravens could beat the Giants. Any team that gets blown out by the Browns and barely beats the Bengals in OT at home is beatable. We lost the game but it was a lot closer then the final score and the Giants got a couple of gifts that the Ravens gave them and capitalized on them. I honestly if we played the Giants again we would beat them.
I see there's still one dope with his head in the clouds.Let's pick apart your post one sentence at a time shall we?

1.Let's see....Giants,SB Champions,best team in the NFL, at home,where they are undefeated,favored by at least a TD,with the best front four in the league,against a rookie QB with a hurting receiving core......Umm,yeah,sure there was every reason! LOL!

2.Every team is beatable period,including the Ravens.We all know that every team stubs their toes every now and then,including last year's Patriots.....the greatest team ever assembled {so they say} that went eighteen AND ONE!!!! Personally,I'd rather lose a meaningless intra-conference game during the regular season than the SB.

3.Closer than the final score!? What game were you watching? CBS switched to the Den-Atl game EARLY in the 4th qtr.....when it was ALREADY 30-10!!!

And as far as "gifts" go,the only gift the Ravens gave the Giants was their big,bad,#1 ranked {yes,they were rank!}rushing defense.So thank you! LOL!

4.The only way you'd beat the Giants this year is if you turn back the clock to 2000 and get the Ravens team from back then to play them....Good luck with that!

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