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[News] Oddsmakers Declare Ravens Underdogs

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Despite the Ravens’ superior record, the Redskins are three-point favorites at FedExField.

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I bet the offense does something this week. I don't know what to say about our offense, but I feel like we're going to do something good.
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All odds where against us when we won the Super Bowl. They put Ray in jail,all odds where against him. But he came out with his head held high, and was voted MVP.
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Love being the underdog Underestimate us and your making a huge mistake Go ravens
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I don't care if they are favored to win by 30. Oddsmakers don't mean anything. The team that has the will shall emerge from Fedex victorious. I know this will be us. We have a lot more riding on the line than just a chance at crawling back into the division.
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The Skins won't underestimate us or we them. We got to bring it big time. Time to stop talking and start peaking. Let's turn some heads on Sunday Ravens!! it's our time now.
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after 5 years i cannot believe how inconsistent the offense is. will the real offense please show up (bengals raiders games. go ravens!!
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Here we go again. the odd makers the odd makers. what really matters is we know we are not under dogs so they can predict what they will. All i would like to see is a W. TO CINCH THE DIVISION. so much for odd makers that is those gamblers predicting.
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What bothers me is that whenever we lose, Harbaugh and Flacco try and just brush it under the table and give us that "bad day at the office" crap.
Not once have i ever heard Flacco say anything to the effect of "i need to perform better to take this team where we want to go". The only thing i hear from him is "boo hoo people dont think i'm elite. Its not the end world, look at my record blah blah"
And then Harbaugh or Cam is sitting there going "blah blah we just didnt execute blah wah wah wah wah"
Its the same old song and dance. Yes, we win games in the regular season and in the postseason.....thats not good enough anymore. We need to go to the Super Bowl now! and not addressing these problems that we've had for the last 4 years has been what has stopped us from going to the Super Bowl the last 4 years.
If the offense shows improvement this next week i dont want to see it go down the next. Cam Cameron will call maybe 3 or 4 good games a year and the other 12 are awful but we somehow win in spite of it. Time for that to change (of course i've been saying this for 4 years)
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the Ravens deserve to be the underdogs the way that not just Flacco not just Ray Rice not just Haloti Ngata the team as a whole has been playing
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[quote name='TheEz88' timestamp='1355002218' post='1249763']
What bothers me is that whenever we lose, Harbaugh and Flacco try and just brush it under the table and give us that "bad day at the office" crap.
Not once have i ever heard Flacco say anything to the effect of "i need to perform better to take this team where we want to go". The only thing i hear from him is "boo hoo people dont think i'm elite. Its not the end world, look at my record blah blah"
And then Harbaugh or Cam is sitting there going "blah blah we just didnt execute blah wah wah wah wah"
Its the same old song and dance. Yes, we win games in the regular season and in the postseason.....thats not good enough anymore. We need to go to the Super Bowl now! and not addressing these problems that we've had for the last 4 years has been what has stopped us from going to the Super Bowl the last 4 years.
If the offense shows improvement this next week i dont want to see it go down the next. Cam Cameron will call maybe 3 or 4 good games a year and the other 12 are awful but we somehow win in spite of it. Time for that to change (of course i've been saying this for 4 years)
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and I'm sure the Ravens front office cares what you say about there "excuses" the fact is they haven't been executing but yes I agree in the sense that something needs to change coordinator wise he does call some boneheaded predictable plays that the defense seems to know before the offensive huddle even breaks
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Our pass offense has to come to play. One of the worst secondaries in the league. We can't make them look like one of the best. If flacco wants to get paid big money this is his time to shine in these last four games. Lets start getting creative on offense and not throw deep balls all the time. Some more screens and stuff like that to get flacco in a rhythm. We have an offense that can carry our team. They just need to show it more consistently
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Flacco and Cam have a good game, we win. If not, game over. Keep RG3 on the bench.
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[quote name='TheEz88' timestamp='1355002218' post='1249763']
What bothers me is that whenever we lose, Harbaugh and Flacco try and just brush it under the table and give us that "bad day at the office" crap.
Not once have i ever heard Flacco say anything to the effect of "i need to perform better to take this team where we want to go". The only thing i hear from him is "boo hoo people dont think i'm elite. Its not the end world, look at my record blah blah"
And then Harbaugh or Cam is sitting there going "blah blah we just didnt execute blah wah wah wah wah"
Its the same old song and dance. Yes, we win games in the regular season and in the postseason.....thats not good enough anymore. We need to go to the Super Bowl now! and not addressing these problems that we've had for the last 4 years has been what has stopped us from going to the Super Bowl the last 4 years.
If the offense shows improvement this next week i dont want to see it go down the next. Cam Cameron will call maybe 3 or 4 good games a year and the other 12 are awful but we somehow win in spite of it. Time for that to change (of course i've been saying this for 4 years)
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I agree, John is always saying the same standard pitch every time we lose. I believe this is because he as no idea what to say or even how to fix things. He's Cam Cameron's biggest fan and pushed to keep him here after his contract was up.
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Joe almost never takes ownership of having a bad game, which is becoming a habit lately. I like Joe and just wish he could be more decisive, and authoritative in his play. No matter what happens from here on, Cam needs to go. Hire Hue Jackson or some young and innovative college coordinator[like the Oregon Ducks offensive coordinator]and let's go. How are you going to use a no huddle offense if you don't work at it and continue to push it, if every time you stumble a little you go away from it. Practice makes perfect, just ask the Patriots. The Ravens better show up tomorrow or it will be ugly back here in Baltimore on Monday.
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If I were a betting man- I would bet heavily on the Skins. I feel a Skins blowout due to our INEPT offensive, offense. PROVE ME WRONG. SHOW YOUR FANS- SOMETHING !
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We have a Super Bowl and 2nd seed shot on the line
The Redskins have a playoff shot on the line...HMM I wonder who takes this more seriously. Hopefully the Ravens do.
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this in not unexpected. The Skins are a good team and getting better every week.With RG3 and the running back Morris this is going to be a tough game.
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This is actually awesome news!!!! Back to the normal media downplaying and assult on our team. We tend to perform better when we are declared the underdog. We'll make them all eat their words, as usual.
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I have been watching the Skins because i have the NFL Package ,What we need to do is use Pitta and run rice with Leech it is not that Hard ,i noticed and all admit RG3 is good But part of that is because of Morris a huge Part actually ,if we stop Morris we can Win this one ,because when Morris has a Bad Game RG3 is flustered and brings it upon himself to scramble and make things happen which im sure we are well aware of ,there defense is the weak link weaker this week because 2 of there better def players are out corner and LB ,so Flacco really needs to Have a good game and Cam has to calla good Game ,i mean i dont like either one ,and until they Prove me wrong my opinion about them like many Fans wont change ,im sure it wont change based off one Game ,but instead of Boldin saying we will win the division Flacco needs to grow some balls as does Cam and Take the Blame as much as they take the credit its easy as that from a Fans eye atleast.
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I think the oddsmakers are right on. Purely from a sports betting standpoint, it's about right. Unless a different Ravens team (including coaches) shows up today, it's going to be a long day, I feel. We really need this game, though.
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@MissRay27....all true. Whats worse yet, is a hurry up three and out offense. Basically, hurrying up and get off the feild, so our tired defense can get back out there. Hey Average Joe, while you spend so much time on the bench from perfecting Cams "hurry up three and out, no one will know what play is coming offense", perhaps watch a bit of the game. You may learn that it takes more than a strong arm to be a better than average NFL QB, which you, up till now, are not.
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Although I I agree with bitter5 that some change is needed with the offensive coordinating and play calling, we should never wish for Norv Turner to join the team. Aside from that, I will be his #1 fan this week.
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Odds makers are not downplaying us as underdogs. We are really the under dogs. We need an almost perfect game to come away with a win today. That means that joe needs to be alert in the pocket to pressure and when plays take to long to develop Get rid of the ball not just sit back there and wait. On defense we need someone, anyone covering the middle of the field unlike last week when we got beat by the Steelers. Our special teams play has been good all year, our only steady so far this season.
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Ravens are not true underdogs here. They are underdogs for Las Vegas only. Why? Because human beings are not logical and they respond to the most recent week more than the overall picture. The underdog status is about human psychology in Vegas, not about what really might happen. These odds are set based on mass consumer behavior. Sounds like an opportunity win a bet using a contrarian strategy.
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Ya know, my wife and I are very vehement and vocal Ravens fans! We belong to a Ravens Roost that travels and we "defend the Purple" with all the fervor of a Spartan!

Yet, this is the first year that we find we can tolerate the Ravens going 0 for 4 in December if it means that Cam (and maybe Harbs as 'collateral damage') are run outta town! ~ Read it all before you hit the negs ~

You see, we rationalized that we have all the talent for a Super Bowl victory this year but call it providence, the fates, whatever, our injured defense has forced the offense to take the lead and thanks to Cam, they haven't!

So, as painful as it may be, an 0 for 4 December may herald the arrival of the last piece of our Raven Dynasty, an Offensive Coordinator with imagination and perhaps, if it comes that he's fired with Cam, a new Head Coach with fire on the sidelines!
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My older brother is a Redskins season ticket holder and has been for years. He offered me a little wager where I need to wear a (shudder) his new RGIII jersey to work on Monday if we lose. Of course, he will need to wear my Flacco jersey on the DC Metro to work if they lose. Let's just hope we pull out a miraculous victory over them and silence the road worries before the playoffs.
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[quote name='CapoRocky' timestamp='1355070720' post='1250156']
My older brother is a Redskins season ticket holder and has been for years. He offered me a little wager where I need to wear a (shudder) his new RGIII jersey to work on Monday if we lose. Of course, he will need to wear my Flacco jersey on the DC Metro to work if they lose. Let's just hope we pull out a miraculous victory over them and silence the road worries before the playoffs.
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DC SKINS fans are a JOKE. I work in DC everyday ... and I walked around with the Ngata jersey all day... not one "skins fan" said anything... nor did I even see a Melanie Griffin the Turd jersey. ..
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[quote name='Mystigo_Dragon' timestamp='1355069398' post='1250145']
Ya know, my wife and I are very vehement and vocal Ravens fans! We belong to a Ravens Roost that travels and we "defend the Purple" with all the fervor of a Spartan!

Yet, this is the first year that we find we can tolerate the Ravens going 0 for 4 in December if it means that Cam (and maybe Harbs as 'collateral damage') are run outta town! ~ Read it all before you hit the negs ~

You see, we rationalized that we have all the talent for a Super Bowl victory this year but call it providence, the fates, whatever, our injured defense has forced the offense to take the lead and thanks to Cam, they haven't!

So, as painful as it may be, an 0 for 4 December may herald the arrival of the last piece of our Raven Dynasty, an Offensive Coordinator with imagination and perhaps, if it comes that he's fired with Cam, a new Head Coach with fire on the sidelines!
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Lay the points. Joe on the road and Cam calling the plays means alot of TV time for our crippled defense. Cameron is "old" school unimaginative. Bubble screen? TE seam route? RB wheel route? not our Cam! A real positive this week will be 1 week closer to Jim Caldwell as OC in Baltimore.Any practice squad LB ready to help? Pees look to Kindle before it's too late.
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[quote name='H8R' timestamp='1355072629' post='1250179']
DC SKINS fans are a JOKE. I work in DC everyday ... and I walked around with the Ngata jersey all day... not one "skins fan" said anything... nor did I even see a Melanie Griffin the Turd jersey. ..
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What do you suggest? I spray skunk scent on it first?
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