In thick of it

In thick of it

There are 43 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 7, 2008, titled In thick of it. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

If the regular season ended today, the Ravens would make the playoffs with a 5-3 record .

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Henry

Providence, RI

#1 Nov 7, 2008
The schedule is what it is. You take it one game at a time. This week is the most important game on the schedule. Next weeks game will be the most important after this weeks game is in the book, and so on. This is how I see it breaking down.
Ravens win over Texans and Bengals.
Ravens can win over Steelers, Skins, and Jaguars at home.
Ravens on road probably loose to Giants.
Ravens will have problems at home against Eagles. McNabb having a great year and can tear up our secondary.
Ravens on road in Dallas, I think can win. I say this because the 'Boys seem to be having a lot of internal turmoil. T.O. is wearing out his welcome. If they are able to keep Romo healthy and he can in turn keep both Owens and Williams happy, they may prove to be a harder team to beat then I see them at this time.
The reason behind the teams I see the Ravens beating at home is as follows: Should of beaten the Steelers at Pitts. except for allowing Hiney Ward getting in to our heads and a bad call from the ref 0n Bannan. Skins are not the same when Portis can't run, as seen this past Monday night. Jags are a mess right now.

“Ravens/Orioles fan in Jax Fla”

Since: Sep 07

Glen Burnie,Md(Jax Fla now)

#2 Nov 7, 2008
Lets see how they make it through the NFC Eastern Divison first before you talk playoffs.They will be 4 tough games to win.If they win 2 of those games,then we can talk playoffs.
Fells Point Craig

United States

#3 Nov 7, 2008
What happened to one game at a time?
Eagles Fan

Horsham, PA

#4 Nov 7, 2008
The Ravens have exceeded expectations to this point, but I would holster expectations until you finish the NFC East. If you are still in the conversation after the NFC East, then playoff talk is acceptable and well deserved.
Mike Morgan

Boca Raton, FL

#5 Nov 7, 2008
Good comment Eagles Fan.

Go Ravens!
Struds

Sterling, VA

#6 Nov 7, 2008
Fells Point Craig wrote:
What happened to one game at a time?
The coaches and players need to stick with that attitude; we, on the other hand, can speculate and look ahead all we want.
Jon

Tempe, AZ

#7 Nov 7, 2008
In 2000, the Ravens were a work in progress. Went 5 games without an offensive touchdown. No one, not even me, thought they were a playoff team much less super bowl contender. Then they strung 11 straight wins together including the super bowl. Are this year's Ravens making that kind of progress week to week? Who knows? That's why they play the games.
Paul

Atlanta, GA

#8 Nov 7, 2008
The NFC East hasn't exactly torn up the AFC North.

Just because the NFC East is competitive, that doesn't mean they are better.

I'm certiainly not banking on the playoffs, this team has shown they can be inconsistent. They sure are fun to watch, though.
Dan

Bethesda, MD

#9 Nov 7, 2008
Hey Jamison, the Ravens put up 37 points last week, not 27. If you're going to be the beat writer, get the facts straight.
john

Washington, DC

#10 Nov 7, 2008
Dan wrote:
Hey Jamison, the Ravens put up 37 points last week, not 27. If you're going to be the beat writer, get the facts straight.
Hey Dan, not so fast. The offense was responsible for 27 points, with 10 coming off Suggs' interception and 3 directly off of their RB's fumble.
Eagles Fan

Horsham, PA

#11 Nov 7, 2008
Paul wrote:
The NFC East hasn't exactly torn up the AFC North.
Just because the NFC East is competitive, that doesn't mean they are better.
I'm certiainly not banking on the playoffs, this team has shown they can be inconsistent. They sure are fun to watch, though.
I feel you can definately say that, as a division, the NFC East is better caliber. The only reason I say this is the Bengals and Browns. The top two teams in that division can go with anyone in the NFC East, but those two bottom teams are completely awful and will get torn up when they have to play the pass happy teams that populate the NFC East.
Maui Guy

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Nov 7, 2008
Ravens will make playoffs. They're getting better every week.
Fells Point Craig

United States

#13 Nov 7, 2008
Eagles Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
I feel you can definately say that, as a division, the NFC East is better caliber. The only reason I say this is the Bengals and Browns. The top two teams in that division can go with anyone in the NFC East, but those two bottom teams are completely awful and will get torn up when they have to play the pass happy teams that populate the NFC East.
...again, well said
Frank

Lusby, MD

#14 Nov 7, 2008
In the thick of what? This is a 7-9 team. Be happy with what we have. It's better then anyone expected.

“GO RAVENS!”

Since: Nov 07

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Nov 7, 2008
We are in the thick of things and Flacco will only get better.

GO RAVENS!
bhster

Baltimore, MD

#16 Nov 7, 2008
How exciting it is to even be considering the possibility of making the playoffs! And it is indeed a real possibility, but if the Ravens make it they will most definitely have earned it. All I want is to remain competitive and give the remaining opponents a run for their money. Really have no idea what to expect because of all the question marks in the defensive secondary and having a rookie QB is highly unpredictable from week to week. But I like what I'm seeing.
bhster

Baltimore, MD

#17 Nov 7, 2008
Frank wrote:
In the thick of what? This is a 7-9 team. Be happy with what we have. It's better then anyone expected.
Ummm, okay Frank. How did you arrive at this conclusion? You don't think they'll do better than 2-6 the last 8 games?
C'mon now- fess up. You're a Redskin fan or Steeler fan or both.
TonyB

Montgomery, AL

#18 Nov 7, 2008
Henry wrote:
The schedule is what it is. You take it one game at a time. This week is the most important game on the schedule. Next weeks game will be the most important after this weeks game is in the book, and so on. This is how I see it breaking down.
Ravens win over Texans and Bengals.
Ravens can win over Steelers, Skins, and Jaguars at home.
Ravens on road probably loose to Giants.
Ravens will have problems at home against Eagles. McNabb having a great year and can tear up our secondary.
Ravens on road in Dallas, I think can win. I say this because the 'Boys seem to be having a lot of internal turmoil. T.O. is wearing out his welcome. If they are able to keep Romo healthy and he can in turn keep both Owens and Williams happy, they may prove to be a harder team to beat then I see them at this time.
The reason behind the teams I see the Ravens beating at home is as follows: Should of beaten the Steelers at Pitts. except for allowing Hiney Ward getting in to our heads and a bad call from the ref 0n Bannan. Skins are not the same when Portis can't run, as seen this past Monday night. Jags are a mess right now.
Wow! Good analysis. I can't disagree.
TonyB

Montgomery, AL

#19 Nov 7, 2008
bhster wrote:
How exciting it is to even be considering the possibility of making the playoffs! And it is indeed a real possibility, but if the Ravens make it they will most definitely have earned it. All I want is to remain competitive and give the remaining opponents a run for their money. Really have no idea what to expect because of all the question marks in the defensive secondary and having a rookie QB is highly unpredictable from week to week. But I like what I'm seeing.
True, but the secondary scares me much more than a rookie QB.
Frank

Lusby, MD

#20 Nov 7, 2008
bhster wrote:
<quoted text> Ummm, okay Frank. How did you arrive at this conclusion? You don't think they'll do better than 2-6 the last 8 games?
C'mon now- fess up. You're a Redskin fan or Steeler fan or both.
Neither. Can you see them beating everyone in the NFC East. Put down the pipe and be realistic.

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