Re: Anybody else worried about Ravens?
posted at 1/14/2013 12:39 PM EST
In response to pcmIV's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
I think the Ravens have an advantage in special teams and defense. The difference is Brady. If he plays well, Pats win
How do the Ravens have an advantage on special teams? As badly as our STs played against Houston it wasn't nearly as bad as the Ravens played against Denver.
In a game of field position, I think the Ravens are superior in both the KO and P return. I think McCourty has really gone down hill since his TD return, and Welker is on the field for punt returns out of neccesity, not performance in the position. I think both teams cover returns well, the Pats break downs yesterday not with standing.
I think the Pats have also been breaking down on punt blocking, with the Texans almost getting 2
I think Mesko is playing at Pro Bowl level, but so is Koch. Against almost any team, I give MEsko the nod, except the Ravens. I call it a draw.
Tucker has had a very good year, but he is a rookie. While most dont like Ghost on this board, I do, and give him a slight nod.
Very close teams regarding ST, but the Ravens return units give them the edge imo