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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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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, December 8, 2012 - Off topic · Report post

Unfortunately, if Cam Cameron refuses to use Deonte Thompson, David Reed, La'Quan Williams, and/or Jacoby Jones to exploit this awful secondary, then the Ravens will lose this game.

I'm not being pessimistic. I'm being realistic. I'm picking the Redskins to win, even though a Junior College offensive coordinator could figure out that a spread, 4-WR formation would wreak havoc, since Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker are on IR. The only reason the Giants didn't do that is because I don't believe Hakeem Nicks is 100%.

Of course, the Giants still racked up 390 yards on them, a total bested by six other Redskins opponents.

In fact, the only team with a winning record to put up fewer than 390 yards on them were the Steelers, who still had 355 yards and 25 (TWENTY-FIVE!) first downs.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, December 8, 2012 - Off topic · Report post

They've always been underdogs ever since Flacco was draft and beyond,this why, I get annoyed when an a..h... like Cam Cameron tries to make them play his way. Every successful Coordinator has to adjust the plays according to what the team can do and If I was Harbough I'd say to him " look Cam our friendship may be one thing but our business relationship is another, no way am I going to jeopardize the Ravens business for a friendship " and then if he doesn't produce then watch the Ravens look like the Eagles, is that what you fans want.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, December 8, 2012 - Off topic · Report post

I would just like to point out that, after the bye, Jim Caldwell's Colts actually had 287+ yards 5 out of the 6 final games, all of which were with Dan Orlovsky as quarterback. The Ravens game was the only game they went under 287 yards, and they still scored 10 points of offense.

Since the Ravens' bye, they have gone 4-1 but have gained 287 yards only 3 of those 5 games, and scored just 3 points on offense vs. the Steelers.

There is a reason Peyton Manning didn't want Jim Caldwell fired other than just Peyton being obsessive compulsive. Manning's a genius, and likes working with other smart people.

I kind of wish "Road Tested" on Travel Channel featured the Ravens instead of the Browns, and would tell us - once and for all - whether Cam actually likes playing with Boldin, Leach, and Pitta on nearly every down or if he would draw up something more powerful. Whatever the case, personnel groupings are only part of the problem. Teams also seem to know the kind of routes the Ravens are running.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, December 8, 2012 - Off topic · Report post

Ravens Fans need to read this because he knows what hes talking about how to use ray rice better!http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1436778-baltimore-ravens-7-ways-baltimore-can-get-ray-rice-more-involved-in-the-offense/page/1
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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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Posted · Hidden by Moderator 3, December 8, 2012 - same old, same old · Report post

Question to the odds makers.

What are the Odds, that Cam Cameron will have his job next year?
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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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