Burden of proof

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Averaging 33 1/2 points in their past four games - the most in the NFL during that span - the Ravens have shown they can be a potent offense. Full Story
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rick-- gresham or

Baltimore, MD

#61 Nov 11, 2008
Let's just look at who the NYGs have been playing---Seattle?? that's scary....how 'bout Cincy, or St. Louie and San Fran! A fading Cowboys team; and the Brownies ran the Gs right out of the stadium....the first time Brandon Jacobs comes around the end standing straight up and gets blown away by one of Ray's text-book tackles things will go downhill for NY....
Shazammmm

Woodbridge, VA

#62 Nov 11, 2008
It's going to be a hard faught battle playing teams from the NFC. I like to see on "D" a new formation where the front line stands up to get a quick jump on the Giants O-Line have Haloti play LB, Ray Lewis take Haloti's spot but once the ball is snapped have Haloti rush in and Ray back into the LB position so we can take down Jacobs since he's freaking huge. Hopefully Cam will come out with a 5 spread formation to keep the rushers off of Flacco.
phish

Baltimore, MD

#63 Nov 11, 2008
seerciraisnext wrote:
Welcome to the big time..... Giants are on a roll and will impose there will on your O line. It will be a good game first half but the Giants will pull away in the second. And PHISH I have no idea what happened in your game against us in 2004 or what that has to do with 2008. I,m thinking a score something like
Giants 30 Ravens 17....
Sorry, wasn't to clear, Eli will have nightmares Saturday night with havin' to face the RAVENS Defense, That is as dominant as they are up front right now!

!!!!!!!!!!GO RAVENS!!!!!!!!!!
hynnie

Korea

#64 Nov 11, 2008
These next 2 games will surely test the offense. The defense will still be the defense, provided they don't do any stupid blunders (i.e. Johnson's temper). Ray-Ray needs to continue to keep the D's head in the game. As for the O, Flacco and Co. needs to take the momentum they got from these last four wins and bring it to the Meadowlands. They should be able to pull it out. I don't expect a high scoring game, but this is the NFL; Any given Sunday!

Since: Oct 08

Holland, MI

#66 Nov 11, 2008
seerciraisnext wrote:
<quoted text>They wont be able to slow down Ngata and Co?(Never heard of him) They did pretty well against the # 9 4 and 1 D in the league. Its good to be a Giant fan and Listen to the excuses as to why the Giants win.. This ones hurt or that call was bad and the best one.. The Giants were LUCKY ! LMAO Been pretty lucky the last 12 games or so.I like to debate the games and try and curtius. Well guess what ? The Ravens 100 yd streak is over Sunday... The Ravens have not seen anything like the Rushing attack we will bring..And we can move the ball in the air also. So go ahead sell out to the run. As far as us on D. Your QB is not gonna be able to stand around waiting for an open receiver like he did Sunday.The # 1 sack team in the NFL is gonna bring it from every direction gonna be a tough day at school for your brandy new QB.
Hooked on phonics bro give it a whirl. New Jersey Gints beat whom so far? Oh ok a so so Squeelers team wow cancel the rest of the season and crown them champs. And who is we, you are on the roster?
Bob

AOL

#67 Nov 11, 2008
Just looking at the facts and metrics, the Ravens D stops RBs, especially big RBs. If I recall correctly, the Ravnes never, ever feared Jerome Bettis (aka "Mini-van" as he was called by Ravens players as Michael McQuary said). He never really had a good day on us, on average. So I think our D will stop the big Giants RBs on running. It's the quick guys that go around the ends that we have more trouble with, not the big up the middle backs.

Now that said, if our D line can't pressure Eli, then he'll have time to pick us apart. But, Eli is not his brother, Peton, and likewise the Colts (IMO) have a bevy of better receivers than the Giants. Still, the Ravens' weakness (as most teams) is in their secondary. Pressure and proper play with covering the long ball or via zones will help against the Giants.

This will be a good game, as the Giants *are* a good team. I think the Ravens pull it out as I like the way Cameron is calling the plays now. But, it should be a good game to watch, and like others have said, a nail-biter down to the end.

I'm sure other NFC East teams and fans are rooting for the Ravens!:-)
Merv

Alexandria, VA

#68 Nov 11, 2008
I think it's absolutely imperative that the Ravens' front four apply pressure on Manning. If we can get him rattled, he's prone to mistakes just like anyone else. Until proven otherwise, the Giant's running attack will more than likely be nuetralized, so it's going to be Manning versus our lousy secondary. If pressured, we have a chance to win this game. If he stands in the pocket and knits sweaters looking for receivers, it's going to be a long day. The first quarter will be very important for the Ravens to establish a running game and lessen the initial onslaught by the Giant defensive line. Flacco has not faced this kind of pass rush all year so it should be quite a test. Baltimore also has to avoid falling behind early because if Flacco is forced to pass frequently as in the Colt's game, it could get ugly very fast. Hopefully it will be a hard fought, competitive game and since very few people will be expecting the Ravens to win this one, a victory would be quite the story around the NFL on Monday. Rattle Eli and protect Joe. See how easy it is?

Since: Sep 07

Midlothian, Virginia

#69 Nov 11, 2008
Look, I have mixed emotions about this whole thing. I am a Ravens fan first, but, I'm going to be respectful while rooting for the Ravens as it was the Giants, for one game, that united the sports world as they took on and took out that cryin' little b*tch Tom Brady and the New England Patmyasses in the Super Bowl. I owe the Giants a debt of gratitude. Yes, I want them to lose in a blow out against our Ravens, but, I cannot bring myself to curse the Giants or laugh at the in disrespect.

They beat a team I hate worse than fckn al-quaeda.
Ravens

United States

#70 Nov 11, 2008
Hey NeXT Year Boys think again joe flacco has a 118 qb rating on the road and we will stop your run game and make you 1 dimensional and drop our guys back in coverage, wait and see sunday.
RonT

New York, NY

#71 Nov 12, 2008
I wouldn't get the band wagon just yet. Of their 6 wins only 1 was against a winning a team, and that 33.5 point average their last 4 games came against teams with a total record of 12-24. The game in NY will really test them to see if they qualify as a playoff team. Not only is the game against a strong opponent but its also on the road.
phish

Baltimore, MD

#72 Nov 12, 2008
RonT wrote:
I wouldn't get the band wagon just yet. Of their 6 wins only 1 was against a winning a team, and that 33.5 point average their last 4 games came against teams with a total record of 12-24. The game in NY will really test them to see if they qualify as a playoff team. Not only is the game against a strong opponent but its also on the road.
Hey Ron, who said we will let you on the RAVENS WAGON? Did that say NEW YORK?

!!!!!!!!!!GO RAVENS!!!!!!!!!!
Will

Bethesda, MD

#73 Nov 12, 2008
I hear all of this s**t talking from giants fans but I have only heard one score prediction whats up G fans?
Shazammmm

Woodbridge, VA

#74 Nov 12, 2008
You know I'm so sick of people looking at us like we're nothing which is okay doubt us all you want but don't make excuses when we do beat you down. I'm reading and people are saying oh we will be tested yes we will against a 3rd, 4th, and 5th ranked "D". Well just to let you know our Offense practice against the #2 defense so does that still make us soft, hell no!
larry g

Ellicott City, MD

#75 Nov 12, 2008
Donta wrote:
The poll that you have the results are ridulious the Vinny offenses(96-97) with Derrick Alexander and Micheal Jackson at WR was better than this current offense but this Is the best we have had since 1998.
absolutely right , 100%, Jermaine Lewis was on that team too
larry g

Ellicott City, MD

#76 Nov 12, 2008
Motorhead Fan wrote:
Look, I have mixed emotions about this whole thing. I am a Ravens fan first, but, I'm going to be respectful while rooting for the Ravens as it was the Giants, for one game, that united the sports world as they took on and took out that cryin' little b*tch Tom Brady and the New England Patmyasses in the Super Bowl. I owe the Giants a debt of gratitude. Yes, I want them to lose in a blow out against our Ravens, but, I cannot bring myself to curse the Giants or laugh at the in disrespect.
They beat a team I hate worse than fckn al-quaeda.
I agree , you always have a way with words , Motor
Griffin the Mailbox Man

Alexandria, VA

#77 Nov 12, 2008
Dumb Idea Detector wrote:
A good read. Expect to hear Jamison's words recited again and again this week, by the national media pundits, as they are finally forced to study up on the Ravens.
I enjoyed this article but feel that Hensley missed totally on the reasons why the Ravens offense is playing so well and improved from the past. The number one reason is the OFFENSIVE LINE. You can't throw or run effectively without it.

Last season was a disaster and things looked very bleak this summer at the start of training camp. We lost several lineman then and pieced together what we have now. When is he going to write about the big guys up front?

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#78 Nov 12, 2008
Will wrote:
I hear all of this s**t talking from giants fans but I have only heard one score prediction whats up G fans?
How about Giants 31 ravens 17... That good enough for ya... Oh and if I lose I,ll lose Ill wear a Ravens Jersey from the 70s.. Oh wait I cant...LOL

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#79 Nov 12, 2008
Cut_Clayton_Now wrote:
<quoted text> Hooked on phonics bro give it a whirl. New Jersey Gints beat whom so far? Oh ok a so so Squeelers team wow cancel the rest of the season and crown them champs. And who is we, you are on the roster?
Whatever....Yes I am.. LOL
Peej

Atlanta, GA

#80 Nov 13, 2008
hynnie wrote:
These next 2 games will surely test the offense. The defense will still be the defense, provided they don't do any stupid blunders (i.e. Johnson's temper). Ray-Ray needs to continue to keep the D's head in the game. As for the O, Flacco and Co. needs to take the momentum they got from these last four wins and bring it to the Meadowlands. They should be able to pull it out. I don't expect a high scoring game, but this is the NFL; Any given Sunday!
I have not seen or read about a "stupid blunder" by the D since the Squealers game.
This game will be a stiff test for the young Ravens (both offense and defense). However it comes out, I believe the Ravens will be ready to give a good account of themselves.

Just the fact that we are talking about this game at all (in stead of writing it off like it would have been done last year) is a tribute to the entire Ravens organization.

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