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Windy would be nice! Would definitely affect Flaccos heaves
Windy would be terrible. The Pats are more dependant on the passing attack than the Ravens are. Only rain would be worse. Snow on the other hand would be great.
Except that Brady is one of the best ever at passing in wind (as opposed to "passing wind," where Ray Lewis gets the nod).
I don't think the Ravens will be able to win this game strictly on the ground; Pats front-7 is really good now. Flacco will have to throw, and with wind, he will have to throw accurately, and match sustained drives with Brady. He may be able to do so; I have my doubts.
Different teams and a different year but I recall Brady and the 2007 Pats struggling mightily in 2007 against the Ravens in a very windy environment. The Pats needed one of the most clutch drives in NFL history to win that game. Brady really struggled in the wind that day. Flacco did not play that day so who knows about him. I remember some Buffalo games (2010 I believe) where the Pats struggled with the passing game in the wind but won it with the running attack. I do not believe they can beat the Raven's running the ball this saturday.