Re: Happy Baltimore won
posted at 1/7/2013 2:42 PM EST
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to 49Patriots' comment:
Don't be a clown, Ray Lewis is one of the greatest MLBs in NFL history and one of the greatest leaders in any sport EVER.
He's truly an icon and the heart and soul of an organization, much like Marino, Elway and, one day, Brady will be.
Him murdering or being part of a murder is something completely different then him being one of the all time great D players. Frankly to me the murder portion is more important than the football portion but clearly you have it turned the other way around
But, onto the game. I actually give Balt a pretty good shot here. There is a number of factor I think people are overlooking:
1) Peyton is horrible in winter out in the cold. He's a dome QB who's numbers take a noise dive with the temp. If Peyton doesn't have a good game than Den could lose this one
2) Peyton doesn't like to be popped in the face. It's been shown that when teams can generate pressure on Peyton he can and does turn the ball over. If Peyton turns the ball over 2+ times than I don't think Den can win this one
3) Peyton has more one and dones than any other active QB in the league. Not just one and dones but one and dones at home. Peyton either leads his team to victory or completely fails apart. There is no inbetween.
All in all if Peyton plays at a high level Balt has no shot but if Peyton plays like his playoff lows have shown than Balt has a better than good shot. Just looking at it though things are starting to stack against Peyton
This pretty well sums it up. If Peyton plays well, Den wins easily. If he makes a few mistakes then I give Baltimore an excellent chance here. Remember, Indy's offense was playing very well down the stretch of the regular season, and Balt pretty well shut them down. Man, that Saturday weather forecast in Denver looks nasty, too. A high of 22 degrees? Man, that's a long way from the cozy confines of the RCA dome...