Ravens think AFC East is weak division.

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    Re: Ravens think AFC East is weak division.

    In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:

    Baltimore is right about that, they play in a tougher division. Probably has cost them home field advantage a couple times versus the Pats. 

    RESPONSE: You sound like a typical Buzzard booster. There's always an excuse. What was their excuse this year? Cleveland was terrible. Pittsburgh had a down year, and Cincinnati, though they made the play-off and won 10 games, lacks a competent QB. The "we play in a tough division card" doesn't wash...particularly this year. The Ravens beat the Browns twice, beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh, yet lost to the Charlie Batch led Steelers at home. They beat the Bengals at home, and lost on the road in the seasonal finale, in what was, for them, a meaningless game. Their starters played only one half.

         So...how is playing in a tough division an excuse this year...when they went 4-2 in their division, with the two losses coming to the Charlie Batch led Steelers at home, and in a meaningless game to the Bengals?

         The truth is that the Ravens blew their shot at finishing with the #1 overall seed in the AFC because of the following:

    1.) Week 2: lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly, 24-23;

    2.) Week 13: lost to the Charlie Batch led Steelers, at home, 23-20;

    3.) Week 14: lost in Washington to the Redskins in OT, 31-28, despite having knocked RG III out of the game late in the 4th quarter...and then allowing rookie 2nd string QB Kirk Cousins to beat them in OT;

    4.) Week 15: lost to Peyton Manning and the Broncos at home, 34-17;

         In other words, they controlled their own destiny heading into Week 13, having an 9-2 record...before losing three in a row: http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/bal/baltimore-ravens

     

    That said you take your lumps, all kinds of tough breaks in football and you have to move ahead. For example we have to put up with Pollard intentionally injuring one of our key players each season...

    RESPONSE: Keep in mind that Haloti Ngata diving on a RG III as he was sliding down is the hit that created his knee problems. The Ngata hit knocked him out of that game, caused him to miss the following next weeks' game at Cleveland, and ruined him for the remainder of the season: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000107937/Robert-Griffin-III-injury




     
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    Re: Ravens think AFC East is weak division.

    In response to TexasPat's comment:

    1.) Week 2: lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly, 24-23;

    2.) Week 13: lost to the Charlie Batch led Steelers, at home, 23-20;

    3.) Week 14: lost in Washington to the Redskins in OT, 31-28, despite having knocked RG III out of the game late in the 4th quarter...and then allowing rookie 2nd string QB Kirk Cousins to beat them in OT;

    4.) Week 15: lost to Peyton Manning and the Broncos at home, 34-17;

         In other words, they controlled their own destiny heading into Week 13, having an 9-2 record...before losing three in a row:



    They wound up 10-6 and we wound up 12-4.  Now simply change the outcome of their game against us that the replacement junks gave to them and they would be 9-7 and we would be 13-3 and they may not have even made the playoffs.

     
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    Re: Ravens think AFC East is weak division.

    In response to xBruzer77's comment:

    Just checking the banter at the Sun. What a delusional bunch of whiners.



    Are they whining or simply being very supportive of their team like we are here?  From what I see, they are being fans and are excited about this game.  I am certain they come over here and chuckle at what they read from some of the posters in this forum.

     
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    Re: Ravens think AFC East is weak division.

    In response to TexasPat's comment:

    In response to garytx's comment:

     

    I have to agree with the Baltimore boys.  What QB/WR combo are you scared of in this conference?  Very average and their records indicate that.

     



         The Pats have the Brady/Welker combo, and the Ravens have the Flacco/Smith como. The Steelers had Big Ben/Wallace...but Ben was hurt, and Wallace had an off year, as he was pre-occupied with getting his new contract. Who do the Browns have? Does Bengal's QB Andy Dalton scare anybody? Really, what difference does it make? It's just another attempt by the "baltimore Boys" to convince themselves that this year will be different.

     

         Both the Patriots and Ravens are elite teams, capable of beating anyone, when they play their "A" game. The difference between the two is that the Patriots have dominated over the past decade, having won their fair share of big games...three SBs, and 5 AFC titles. Meanwhile the Buzzards' claim to fame lies only in the area of trash talking, cheap shots, and excuse making...after they invariably lose. 



    That is such an interesting thought, TP.  For all that is said about the Ravens, since their LAST SB appearance in 2001, the Pats have been there FIVE times!!  For all they talk about how good they are, their division etc...  if they are SO good, why haven't they been back to the SB since 2001?  Somehow, a lot of pundits think this is their year ( Lot's of Ray Love ) and the Pats are ripe to lose now?  For some reason, for the same reasons they voice about why Ravens this and Ravens that, they do not acknowledge to the same degree how the Pats, both offensively and defensively are better than that first game this year.  Ravens are here but for a 70 yard TD pass due to a blown coverage effort by the Broncos safety in the last 30 seconds of a game.  Talk about a lucky break.  Pats aren't here because of a lucky break!

     
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    Re: Ravens think AFC East is weak division.

    In response to TexasPat's comment:

    In response to garytx's comment:

     

    I have to agree with the Baltimore boys.  What QB/WR combo are you scared of in this conference?  Very average and their records indicate that.

     



         The Pats have the Brady/Welker combo, and the Ravens have the Flacco/Smith como. The Steelers had Big Ben/Wallace...but Ben was hurt, and Wallace had an off year, as he was pre-occupied with getting his new contract. Who do the Browns have? Does Bengal's QB Andy Dalton scare anybody? Really, what difference does it make? It's just another attempt by the "baltimore Boys" to convince themselves that this year will be different.

     




    To be fair, the Dalton/Green connection was among the best in the league, but I catch your drift.  The Buzzards don't really have much to back that premise considering the AFC North was pretty bad this year.  The Steelers were awful compared to their usual standards, the Browns are notoriously bad, and the Bengals had a pretty good season.  So you have 2 teams that had pretty good seasons, one that completely underperformed, and the other is known for being one of the worst in the league.  I'd hardly call that an impressive division in regards to this season. 

    It's funny how Jints, and other haters of the Pats whine about how the AFC East is so bad yet we have made it to the AFC Conference Championship and Super Bowl, 7 and 5(soon to be 6) times, respectively, over the past 11 years.  So now is the AFC Conference as a whole so inferior?  Give me a break.  People just like to b*tch.

     
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    Re: Ravens think AFC East is weak division.

    In response to agcsbill's comment:

    In response to xBruzer77's comment:

     

    Just checking the banter at the Sun. What a delusional bunch of whiners.

     



    Are they whining or simply being very supportive of their team like we are here?  From what I see, they are being fans and are excited about this game.  I am certain they come over here and chuckle at what they read from some of the posters in this forum.

     


    Well when they start stating that if we had Cleveland in our division they would make the playoffs and have a bye every year, as well as bring up spygate, it is more than support. It is the usual whine and complain. The weak division theory is laughable, considering how we have performed over the course of a decade.

     
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    Re: Ravens think AFC East is weak division.

    In response to IrishMob7's comment:

    In response to TexasPat's comment:

     

    In response to garytx's comment:

     

    I have to agree with the Baltimore boys.  What QB/WR combo are you scared of in this conference?  Very average and their records indicate that.

     



         The Pats have the Brady/Welker combo, and the Ravens have the Flacco/Smith como. The Steelers had Big Ben/Wallace...but Ben was hurt, and Wallace had an off year, as he was pre-occupied with getting his new contract. Who do the Browns have? Does Bengal's QB Andy Dalton scare anybody? Really, what difference does it make? It's just another attempt by the "baltimore Boys" to convince themselves that this year will be different.

     

     




    To be fair, the Dalton/Green connection was among the best in the league, but I catch your drift.  The Buzzards don't really have much to back that premise considering the AFC North was pretty bad this year.  The Steelers were awful compared to their usual standards, the Browns are notoriously bad, and the Bengals had a pretty good season.  So you have 2 teams that had pretty good seasons, one that completely underperformed, and the other is known for being one of the worst in the league.  I'd hardly call that an impressive division in regards to this season. 

     

    It's funny how Jints, and other haters of the Pats whine about how the AFC East is so bad yet we have made it to the AFC Conference Championship and Super Bowl, 7 and 5(soon to be 6) times, respectively, over the past 11 years.  So now is the AFC Conference as a whole so inferior?  Give me a break.  People just like to b*tch.



    This! +1

     
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