Sunday, March 6, 2011

Baltimore's Home Schedule

The Ravens future opponents schedule recently came out and it's a tough one as always. I'm here to break down each game and give my prediction. First let's look at the teams we face at home.

Home Opponents (Division Opponents)

  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
As expected are the division rivals. Baltimore always seems to have trouble when it faces Cincinnati. I think we can beat them at home so I'll say this is a W. Next Up is Cleveland. Cleveland is an OK team with an up and coming offense. Peyton Hillis was one of the biggest sleepers in the NFL this season. I doubt Baltimore will have any trouble with Cleveland but who knows. I'm predicting a W. Lastly, is the god awful Pittsburgh Steelers. As always, this will be an ugly game that will come down to the final drive of the game. As much as I hate everything related to Pittsburgh, I'm predicting that the Steelers will win this one.

Home Opponents (continued)

  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • San Fransisco 49ers
  • New York Jets

Next up on the home opponents schedule is the Houston Texans. Last year, just weeks before Christmas, these two teams met on Monday Night Football. Baltimore was blowing Houston out 21-7 at the half. During the second half, Baltimore came out lazy and thinking they had won the game. Houston came roaring back and tied it up 28-28. It looked like a nightmare. Until on Houston's first drive, Josh Wilson picked off a pass and took it to the house for a win. Houston will cause one problem, and thats Andre johnson in the secondary. The Ravens had Johnson shutdown pretty well until the 2nd half came around. Baltimore will find a way to pull out the win.

Next we have the Indianapolis Colts. These ba***rds always beat us, and Manning always looks like god. Manning was starting to look like his game was declining last year. I think he is starting to get old and this may be the perfect opportunity for The ravens to finally beat manning while under center for The Colts. The Baltimore fans always produce a buzz in the stadium when The Colts come to town. I'm saying a win for Baltimore.

Next on the Home Schedule is the Arizona Cardinals. Do I need to say anymore? Big confidence booster for Baltimore here. We should win by at least 13.

After Arizona comes to town, The San Francisco 49ers will play at "The Big Crab Cake". San Francisco did not live up to the hype that it faced in the off season but I still think they are an OK team. With Jim Harbaugh taking over the reigns, they will be a very disciplined team. I still think The Ravens will win by at least 10 with The 49ers coming all the way across the country.

The last home opponent Baltimore will face is The New York Jets. These two defensive minded football teams faced each other on the first Monday Night game of the year and it was a war. Baltimore won the game but that's because Mark Sanchez forgot you need to score touchdowns in order to win a football game. This game will be big for The Ravens. It will test how tough they are and which team has the better defense. New York will want revenge for last year and I think they will pull this one out.

So I'm predicting that Baltimore Goes 4-2 at home which is a mediocre home record in my books. Come back on Thursday as I took a look at the Away Schedule.

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