THAT is a legit issue for the Pats...however it is not involved in next Sunday's game.
God I really friggen hope so.
I think Baltimore is going to need to play the same type of game a Mid-major plays when they make a BCS bowl...Boise State nothing to lose mentality.
Or just get Brady to the turf a few times in the first half. I wear green goggles but that guy has a glass jaw.
Baltimore can beat those sissy-phags, and they will.
I'd enjoy seeing Brady and Lewis retire together, because Tammi is either gonna want to, or be FORCED to after that one!
Ray Lewis believes they can. & if all that stands between him &getting back tp the show is Brady I think lewis will be ready & have his team ready with his best locker room speach ever.
At least Vegas don't think so.
NFL Lines AFC & NFC Conference Championship Games
NFL Football Line Conference Championship Playoffs.
Title Game NFL Playoff Lines 1/20, 2013
Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total
1/20 3:00 ET San Francisco -3.5 At Atlanta 48.5
1/20 6:30 ET At New England -9.5 Baltimore 51
Yesterday's game wasn't a blowout until 1:21 left in the third where the Pats went up 31-13. Up to that point, it never got more than a 14 point game and that was only for two minutes in the second. So the Pats held the Texans to 13 points until garbage time and then gave up 15 points in what was really garbage time with a 25 point lead in the fourth.
If you think yesterday was an example of the Pats defense looking good only because they had a huge lead, you either didn't watch the game or you don't understand football. Other than one drive at the end of the first half, the Pats defense did great without a huge lead.
They are not a great defense, but they are certainly at least average. I would say the defense as it is constituted now is above average. Don't confuse the bad defense that started the year with this defense.
BTW, don't actually think the Jets defense is bad, but the Pats defense is better than them in a lot of important areas. Yet, I bet you think the Jets have a good defense while the Pats defense sucks.
The Ravens do have a legitimate shot. You don't out-finesse the Pats. You beat them up. And the Ravens have the ingredients to do it on D and O. Plus, I can not even imaging how jacked up Ray Lewis will have his guys. Lewis had 17 freakn' tackles against the Bronco's and the Ravens held the Bronco O to 21 points while scoring 7 on a pick 6. That D was outstanding against the Bronco's and I expect them to be even better against the Pats. My prediction is that Lewis, Suggs, Ngata, and Reed will rattle Brady, and the Pat D will not be able to come up with the big play to win a close game (they are just to used to playing with a big lead).
I put this game at 60% Patriots 40% Ravens. The Ravens do have a good shot and if it were in Baltimore, I'd put it at 50%/50%. If the Ravens can't pressure Brady and he can get his guys open, it's at best for the Ravens, a shoot out.