Originally Posted by revefsreleets
However, the pundits keep spewing out quotes like "With that defense, the Ratbirds will be (add nuthugging superlative here)".
It's nonsense. They barely beat an awful KC, and, even though the Chiefs didn't pick up much yardage, they hung in there and moved the ball and scored against the Rats. Then a depleted SD team hung 500 yards and 26 points on them. Fact is, SD's defense looked soft, and we KNOW KC sucks, so when Baltimore has to face a little stiffer competition, and they have to depend on their offense, the harsh reality will settle in. This is .500 or so team, and this will bear out over the course of the season...
I'd like for you to make a prediction about our defense, so that I can quote it at the end of the year.
Regarding the Ravens' overall record, you had us at 7-9 or some ridiculous number until Mason came back, at which point you bumped Baltimore back to 8-8.
With that said, would you like to guess where our defense will rank at the season's end?