Re: Patriots have so many Weapons - This Ravens game should be easier then week 3.
posted at 1/16/2013 5:55 PM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
Agree with TFB12. No one is saying "easier". Don't look at a word like that and knee jerk an opposite reaction.
The positives for NE outweight those of Baltimore. Let's be honest that on D NE is much better than in late September.
Talib, Dennard, Arrington now inside where he thrives, McCourty looking better as a Safety, some good play from guys like Francis and Deaderick up front, etc.
If you're a Baltimore fan and ignoring these facts, you're just beng delusional.
It doesn't mean NE is going to win, it just means NE matches up well with Baltimore and Baltimore not so well with NE.
There was a time, back in November, where I came on here and said: "This is the worst 9-2 team I've ever seen."
It's somehat true. Doesn't matter on Sunday, but there is a reason I said that. The Ray Lewis factor has catapulted their emotion and their play into another level, which is good for them. The question is, will that be good enough on Sunday on the road again with some matchup problems on both sides of the ball for Baltimore?
No one said easier? That's the title of the thread!
Again I think the Pats should win this game! But I just don't understand why folks are so quick to write off the Gronk injury (no, not an excuse a legitimate concern). Nor do I understand how getting a player like Suggs back and a new OC means that Baltimore is the same.
Has the Pats defense grown? Yes, it is greatly improved. Have other players stepped up? Yes to that too. But Baltimore is improved also, and it's the playoffs. This should be a hell of a game.