January 11, 2010 by
Ray Rice and the Ravens flexed their muscles versus the Patriots in the AFC Wild Card Playoff round.
This game was over before it really ever began. Ray Rice gashed the Patriots for an 83 yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.
And before you finished your first beer, New England was down 24-0.
The Patriots knew the Ravens were going to run and couldn’t do a thing to stop them. Ray Rice put on a pro bowl performance with 159 yards and two touchdowns. Willis McGahee chipped in with 62 yards and a td of his own.
Baltimore rushed for 234 yards, but they only passed for 34 yards!
Why pass if you can run at will? Harbaugh had a great game plan and his team executed it to perfection.
The New England defense couldn’t stop anyone and their offense couldn’t do anything.
Brady had his worst game of the season. He only had 154 yards on 42 attempts. Brady connected with Julian Edelman for two scores but also had three interceptions. He was also strip sacked by Terrell Suggs and sacked two other times. The Patriots’ quarterback had no time to get comfortable in the pocket and it showed.
The running game was non existent and the Patriots could only muster 196 total yards.
If you can’t stop the opposition and you turnover the ball, you don’t win. Simple as that. All these factors contributed to the Patriots first home playoff loss since 1978.
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January 07, 2010 by
With the loss of Wes Welker, Kevin Faulk will have to be a big contributor in the passing game.
Overview: The Patriots (#3 seed) and Ravens (#6 seed) will meet for the second time this season, but this time it’s for all the marbles in the Wild Card playoffs.
The Patriots are going to try to overcome the devastating injury to their offensive MVP, Wes Welker. Welker tore his ACL and MCL on a routine cut last week in Houston. He will be sidelined for at least six months.
The Ravens are trying to exceed their road success in the playoffs. Last year as the sixth seed, Baltimore beat Miami and Tennessee before succumbing to Pittsburgh, 23-14 in the AFC Championship.
The Ravens will try to pull the upset yet again on the road. They have their work cut out for them, however. New England is 8-0 at home this year and 10-0 in the playoffs since 1978.
Last Week: The Patriots (10-6) fell to the Texans 34-27 in Houston. In a meaningless game, Wes Welker was injured and lost for the year. To add insult to injury, the Patriots blew a 14 point fourth quarter lead to fall to 2-6 on the road.
The Ravens in essence played a playoff game last week versus Oakland. If they win, they are in and they did just that. Baltimore held off a pesky Raiders team, 21-13. The Ravens were led by the rushing attack of Willis McGahee (167 yards and 3 td’s) and Ray Rice (70 yards).
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October 28, 2009 by
- The Passion Of The Baltimore Orioles fans.
Throughout the city of Baltimore, you can see the passion on all the fans of the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, and all the other sports in Baltimore. Every step you make through the city when the Ravens are playing you hear screaming and yelling. It’s been a long time since you could hear the Baltimore sports fans yell about the Orioles, but soon you will. This is very good town when it comes to the passion of the sports fans.
Let’s start with the passion of the fans of the Baltimore Orioles. First of all the Orioles have not had a winning season in a really long time. If you are an Orioles fan you have to be a diehard fan, because of the losing in the past years. When the Orioles were playing winning baseball in the “Orioles Magic” era, all you could hear is about when the Orioles were playing and how they are doing. Even though there is not much to cheer about for the Orioles, in the coming years the Orioles should get back to their winning ways and bring back that passion of baseball to the city of Baltimore. Read the rest of this entry →