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Old 12-31-2011, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default Chances of a first round bye

A lot of people seem to think the Bengles are going to beat the Ravens this weekend.
This kind of feels like the Ravens Chargers game game to me, Ravens on the road, playing a hot team, we all know the Ravens aren't that great on the road. It will be interesting to see how well Dalton performs under extreme pressure, I think he'll do good. As far as the Steelers Browns game goes, I know the Browns would love to spoil it for the Steelers, but they just don't have what it takes, they don't score enough points.
The only thing that worries me is that the Bengles have not beat a playoff caliber team.

What are your thoughts on all of this?
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:57 AM   #2
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the bungles would love to spoil it for the steelers and are dumb and inexperienced enough to do so.

then again, the ravens think they already have earned the division. they act like a freshman in HS dating the lead cheerleader, so it just seems like premature gatorade bathjaculation and a HUGE letdown for them.

its a tough one. expecting joe flacco to choke worse than a rookie isnt really asking too much.

i expect it to be alot like watching a "rock-paper-scissors" tournament between flacco, sanchez, and romo.

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Old 12-31-2011, 01:01 AM   #3
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I am not optimistic about this game. I see the Ravens' D shutting Dalton down. Flacco will play just bad enough to keep the game interesting but Rice and the D will be the difference. God I hope I am wrong though. Cincy has to get a special teams TD or a pic six to win it.
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then again, the ravens think they already have earned the division. they act like a freshman in HS dating the lead cheerleader,
LMFAO I LOVE THAT COMPARISON. Reminds me of my self in highschool, wow was I ever in for a rude awakening. lol
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LMFAO I LOVE THAT COMPARISON. Reminds me of my self in highschool, wow was I ever in for a rude awakening. lol
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i really don't know what to expect.. hopefully things go our way. i can't wait for Sunday to see what unfolds. i'll have the Steelers game on TV and have the Bengals game streaming on the laptop.
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I still say that the #1 seed is not too much of a stretch, and if it happens I'll be gloating and calling myself a genius. Marvin Lewis is given lemons every year, and most years he makes lemonade. That's what one should expect from a Cowher disciple. I think he knows what he's doing, and I don't think it's a coincidence that he's 6-2 (or thereabouts) at home against the Ravens. I think he will pull this off and get his team into the playoffs.

The Bills have already beaten the Patriots once this year, and I think that they (like the Ravens in our division) were designed to beat one team and one team only: the Patriots. So they could conceivably do it again. Chan Gailey (another Cowher alumnus) is underrated, and is playing for pride right now. It's 50/50, what can I tell you. Not impossible.

The Browns should be in the bag, although the fact that Ben is starting makes me worried. I think we are a better coached team when Ben is not playing. When Tomlin and (specifically) Arians know that their hands are tied they seem to do the right thing. Last week was the right thing. We'll see what happens this week.

What I'd like to see, other than the Bills and Bengals winning, and us spanking the Browns yet again, is Rashard breaking 1000 yards rushing and Ward getting his receptions.
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The Bengals always play the Ravens tough. The last time they should have won and they were without AJ Green. Hopefully we catch a break...
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I fully expect that the Ratbirds will lay an egg. The Bungles are in a win and in position for the playoffs, I expect we will at least have the #2 seed.
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The Bengals always play the Ravens tough. The last time they should have won and they were without AJ Green. Hopefully we catch a break...
this and balt will be without boldin this time around. i'm hoping for the bengals to pull one out at home and make it in the playoffs.
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