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[News] Will Ravens' Road Woes Apply In Pittsburgh?

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Joe Flacco said that "when it matters" the Ravens play well wherever they are.

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Road woes... IDK if this problem is that specific to the Ravens
True: we have laid some eggs on the road over the past two seasons!

Tenn, Jax,Seattle, SD last season we debacles- this season the texans game was uglier! but we dropped a tough one (that we should have won) vs the Eagles

Out of all 32 teams in the NFL only 12 have a winning record onthe road!
this is Not uncommon. We seem to win the conference road games however. Last season we lost those and the Falcons game on the road but won in Pittsbugh, CIncy, and Cleveland. making us 3-5 on the road and 8-0 at home....

IDK if we go 8-0 at home again and just win our 3 road division games (plus KC since we have that one) that means we repeat as Conference Champs and still looking at a first round bye in the playoffs. 12-4 would not be a bad season

I will take those type of road woes... and have to beleive that at 12-4 we will have a legit shot at Homefield advantage nthe PO!
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More likely than not, Flacco will have trouble.

Steelers are ranked #1 defense afterall. Even with Clark/Polamalu out.

But with Big Ben out, we should have this in the bag
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I think flacco put to rest any fears over not being able to beat the steelers last year we did it here there ,,,, I am confident we can do this .
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It's just like what our fellow fan posted earlier on one of these articles on this website: Heinz Field has become our 2nd home. Go Ravens!!! :)
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Ike Taylor is very beatable! Torrey proved that last season and Boldin seems to abuse IKE... Polamalou out is big but the are the # 1 ef without him this season....

I think that if we get our TE's invlved early and keep those LB's honest... we can keep them off balance with a nice mix of run and pass! THat limits their ability to get blitz happy and we can decimate them like we did in the first game last season

but if we become prdicatable again and put ourselves in long 3rd downs, etc... we could make this game much tougher on ourselves then we need to!
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[quote name='steelcityraven' timestamp='1352915632' post='1218978']
Road woes... IDK if this problem is that specific to the Ravens
True: we have laid some eggs on the road over the past two seasons!

Tenn, Jax,Seattle, SD last season we debacles- this season the texans game was uglier! but we dropped a tough one (that we should have won) vs the Eagles

Out of all 32 teams in the NFL only 12 have a winning record onthe road!
this is Not uncommon. We seem to win the conference road games however. Last season we lost those and the Falcons game on the road but won in Pittsbugh, CIncy, and Cleveland. making us 3-5 on the road and 8-0 at home....

IDK if we go 8-0 at home again and just win our 3 road division games (plus KC since we have that one) that means we repeat as Conference Champs and still looking at a first round bye in the playoffs. 12-4 would not be a bad season

I will take those type of road woes... and have to beleive that at 12-4 we will have a legit shot at Homefield advantage nthe PO!
[/quote]One qtr at a time my, bro. One qtr at a time. 1st qtr we're 3-1 (shoulda been 4-0) 2nd qtr we're again 3-1. Background Music playing is Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It". Go Ravens!!! :)
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I get what Flacco is saying. But I have to admit: I don't like the "when it really matters" comment. Because all 60 minutes is "when it really matters"; and against good teams, if you're not playing well for the entire game, then you're going to lose. I don't expect perfection, but the Ravens simply can't afford to disappear for whole quarters (oxymoron...?) at a time.
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Flacco has been elite at home and bad on the road. Maybe this road game, that is so familiar to Joe is just what the doctor ordered to take that final step in Flaccos maturation process.
In that regard the stage is set up beautifully for Joe. The last game in Pitt was his most spectacular victory outside Baltimore yet and right afterwards the Ravens are heading to San Diego, where he had one of his worst games of his carreer.
Winning both of those (and they are winnable, especially without Ben and with the way Rivers is playing nowadays) could be a huge confidence boost for Flacco and his offense, allowing him to exorcise those "on the road"-demons.
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Posted · Hidden by Moderator 3, November 14, 2012 - off-topic · Report post

what is there personal engagement a certain coordinator is missing the game for?
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I don't think you can take too much away from the Ravens road losses this year. Winning on the road in the NFL is not easy. Many teams can attest to that after playing at M&T Bank Stadium, which has become a trail of tears for some NFL teams. McNabb's benching, the Eagles meltdown, the Jets brashness after their week 2 game, the Raiders gettin embarrased etc. There's all sorts of examples of team's playing below their capabilites here in Baltimore.

Flacco is right. They've won plenty of big games on the road and they'll continue to do so. A couple of ugly road losses can be expected, every team lays an egg on the road here and there.

Let's not discount what the Ravens have accomplished on the road over the last couple of years because of an ugly game in Texas.
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[quote name='Skipper' timestamp='1352919884' post='1219060']
I don't think you can take too much away from the Ravens road losses this year. Winning on the road in the NFL is not easy. Many teams can attest to that after playing at M&T Bank Stadium, which has become a trail of tears for some NFL teams. McNabb's benching, the Eagles meltdown, the Jets brashness after their week 2 game, the Raiders gettin embarrased etc. There's all sorts of examples of team's playing below their capabilites here in Baltimore.

Flacco is right. They've won plenty of big games on the road and they'll continue to do so. A couple of ugly road losses can be expected, every team lays an egg on the road here and there.

Let's not discount what the Ravens have accomplished on the road over the last couple of years because of an ugly game in Texas.
[/quote] I agree with you to an extent. But it's not just the losses...it's WHY they lost. It's that they have come out ridiculously flat, and seem to forget how to play Raven football for entire quarters at a time.

Ya, road games are always tough, and we canonly wish that they win them all. But they've looked awful on the road at times, and I think that's what's most frustrating for us fans.
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we can do this . I know road has been an issue but we were reeling with injuries i think our young guys are finding there feet and i doubt this will be an easy game but I haven't been concerned about the steelers at all this year . they do not look the same to me and we aren't either. MY biggest worry is peyton manning and i am so glad we will be home when they come to play I just hope tucker can kick on the bad side of heinz field ,
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I think the real reason for our change in road play has to do with out transition from a Defensive team to an Offensive team. IN the past we were a defense of stars and playmakers, and defense usually travels better than offense because they're not battling crowd noise and timing issues like offense. Now, we're an offensive team and our D is arguably our weakness to a degree. In the past, we might "play well" on the road by winning 17-14 or something and our D would mask the truth of our offensive play being rather pedestrian. Now, opponents score more on us on the road and our AMAZING offensive play at home underscores how pedestrian our O is on the road. In the past we would average not a whole lot of points so it was hard to tell the difference between our road/home offense quite honestly. I don't think this is a new issue with our road play, just proof that our O is really explosive now, which we never had before, but hasn't quite gotten there on the road
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[quote name='llwillow1231' timestamp='1352920390' post='1219069']
we can do this . I know road has been an issue but we were reeling with injuries i think our young guys are finding there feet and i doubt this will be an easy game but I haven't been concerned about the steelers at all this year . they do not look the same to me and we aren't either. MY biggest worry is peyton manning and i am so glad we will be home when they come to play I just hope tucker can kick on the bad side of heinz field ,
[/quote] I agree. Manning has been unbelievable, shredding defenses up (except for the Falcons...but Peyton doesn't make the same mistake twice). That's going to be a huge game for us. If our Red Zone defense is still great, then we SHOULD be able to win. Plus, I can see Flacco carving up the Bronco D.
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You can throw out all the other games as far as using them to help pick this one. Will McKinnie start in this one? Last year he dominated vs Pbgh. I think we will have some surprises for them.
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Sure there is a boost being home......but this "Road Woe" garbage is just that, garbage....it's all in the head. It's a media piped in psych-game that for some odd ball reason people are drinking all the Kool-aid available.

Talent doesn't dissolve in an others city. It's still there. Forget the hype, just go do what you do best, and it will all be fine.

GO RAVENS!
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Why do we have to travel to San Diego in back to back years. It seems as if that Charger game should have been a home game.
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He threw for 256 yards in Week 4 of 2010 and delivered the game-winning, 18-yard pass to T.J. Houshmandzadeh with 36 seconds remaining. Flacco threw for 300 yards and delivered the game-winning pass to Torrey Smith with 2:16 left.

They were excellent victories, but this time lay them to rest and stomp on them, own the AFCN flat out.
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[quote name='Hardhitters' timestamp='1352923175' post='1219120']
He threw for 256 yards in Week 4 of 2010 and delivered the game-winning, 18-yard pass to T.J. Houshmandzadeh with 36 seconds remaining. Flacco threw for 300 yards and delivered the game-winning pass to Torrey Smith with 2:16 left.

They was excellent victories, but this time lay them to rest and stomp on them, own the AFCN flat out.
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Torrey Smith caught the TD pass with :16 left (not 2:16).

Flacco has been playing better and better on the road (not yet as consistently as we fans would like, but...)
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No Berger, take advantage of that and make them pay big time, 2 games up going to San Diego would be huge. We could end up the #1 seed when Houston lose their home field playoff game and the rest come through Baltimore. Optimistic thinking...
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[quote name='Purple Dawg 96' timestamp='1352923523' post='1219130']
The Ravens only lost "ONE" road game! They were "Robbed" in philly! Should be 8-1! I mean 9-1 after Sunday Night!
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Well two, Houston is the second loss...but the media is hyping the losses as "woes" we will be fine
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