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[News] Ravens Healthy For This Round vs. Broncos

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In the Week 15 game against the Broncos, the Ravens were missing five starters.

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That is a lot of tackles to be missing, no wonder Moreno ran so well. Manning only threw for 200 yards last time, thats pretty impressive by a beatin up defence. If we dont allow any turnovers in this one, I think we can upset a lot of people this weekend!!
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That's what I've said,... we're a different team and we're on a two-fold mission:

1. get back to Foxboro where we left something last year, then

2. on to the Big Easy and let #52 "Squirril" once more !!!
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If there are any Ravens fans living in the Orange County, California area going to Denver this weekend for the game. I desperately need a ride and I am willing to pay for gas and food. Plane tickets are way too high and i do not have a suitable vehicle. I've never been to a playoff Ravens game, and as much as I hate to see it, I'd love the chance to see Ray Lewis possibly (but hopefully not) in his last game. Chokes me up just thinking about it. Please let me know!
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Keep hunting. Hang their heads on your wall as a trophy. Play fast, physical, pissed off football.
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In that first matchup, the Ravens were missing five total starters "three" on defense and two on offense and all five of them will be back on the field this week. [u][i][b]"We're more full-strength now than we've ever been all year, so it's the right time to be healthy," [/b][/i][/u]Head Coach John Harbaugh said. [u][i][b]"I'm hoping those guys will have a big impact."[/b][/i][/u]

^ we keep saying this! now that our guys are back....no excuses to be made...none accepted! get out there and get the W! by any means necessary! let's go Ravens!

~Mili
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If there are any Ravens fans living in the Orange County, California area going to Denver this weekend for the game. I desperately need a ride and I am willing to pay for gas and food. Plane tickets are way too high and i do not have a suitable vehicle. I've never been to a playoff Ravens game, and as much as I hate to see it, I'd love the chance to see Ray Lewis possibly (but hopefully not) in his last game. Chokes me up just thinking about it. Please let me know!
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I live in LA, and was considering going to the game, but my family has bad luck at away games. I stopped going to away games after last season's game in San Diego. Good luck with finding a ride! I would suggest reaching out to the guys who run and are involved with the West Wing. You could probably post on their facebook page and find someone who is also driving out for the game.
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Just watched NFL net replay of Colts-Ravens Suggs is not healthy by a long shot. T-sizzle must be hiding his condition from himself because the guy playing now is not the T-sizzle defensive player of the year. Great comeback................BUT Terrell must take himself out for the good of the team. Suggs is not even 60% of what he was ands he never raised his arm over his head or tackled anyone except Luck on an obvious screen pass. Suggs went unblocked on that play. Pees needs to sit T-sizzle before WE have an RG3 moment and lose Suggs for good. Luv ys Sizzle maybe next year. GO RAY-vens !!
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Not having Lardarius Webb out there could end up being the difference. Hopefully not!
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Unfortunately Suggs, Reid, and Ellerbie are still banged up. The Ravens are not nearly as healthy or rested as the Broncos, plus they are playing in Denver. I think that is why the Donkeys are being being projected to win by most sports pundits. Lets hope the Ravens make Asses of the pundits. Hee Haw!!
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Healthy is a subjective word. No excuses. Ya play with who ya got. Give Suggs more plays off and be sure to watch Manning and the Broncos whine everytime 18 gets "bumped". Pernell McPhee just might have his career game Saturday. Let Adrian Hamilton impersonate Von Miller on passing downs. Hit Peyton and hit him again. It's gonna be cold and that ground will hurt. GOOD LUCK RAY-vens !! Kill Kruger KILL !!
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We should feel pretty good about having our key players back--everyone gets banged up in football including Bronco players.

Do you know if they will deploy the altitude tents in Denver to get acclimated. I'm concerned Lewis may have a heart attack by the fourth quarter if they try to play him on every down. GO RAVENS!
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Being that were deeper at most positions than most team I think the altitude wont affect us as much as they think it will. We've had to let our backups play because of injuries and now they have valuable experience. If we can get our subs on and off the field I think we will be ok.
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I don't know, when I see my buddy, #21, in the secondary, and #55 reeking havoc, then I will believe we are healthy.
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To suggest we are full strength is fool's gold. Suggs has one move: speed rush to the outside due to only one good leg and arm. Ngata gets stonewalled due to a bad shoulder and leg. Pollard has ribs, Webb is out. Lewis has his Triceps. Mcphee, Ellerbe, the list goes on. They are courageous, but far from healthy like the Giants were.
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Nobody's healthy this time of year; 16-17 games takes its toll on the body. But we are in better shape personnel wise than we have been in some time and certainly better than the last time we faced Denver.
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You know that Sizzle and Ray will be playing hard. I hope they are both healed enough to handle the demands they are facing. It is war from here on out. Win three more for the ultimate prize. The CELEBRATION.
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I thought i said this last week that this a more healthier team then any week of the year .But knowone listen to me Well listen to this. WE WILL WIN. did you hear that WE WILL WIN
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Denver just whooped up on us last game. Yes, we were down a few guys but the math still doesn't add up. If you look at the score of the last game then take off a few points for being healthy this time around, we still come up a little short.
The "X factor" very well may be that no one on our team wants to be the guy that kept RL out of the SB.
There are so many, back and forths, that this game is impossible to predict. Any given Sunday I know but this game just has too many "If's".
That is what is going to make a win that much more special. From a Ravens fan stand point, Denver hasn't seen a team like us yet this year and everyone knows you don't Diss Ray right before playing him! :-)
I do feel like we will go all the way because we were also the forgotten team when we beat the crap out of the Giants in 2000. I think that was the SB that never was!
Our team even went down there and put up Ravens billboards before the SB to let folks know we were in it.
It's sad really. We should be higher up the list of "Elite teams" in my opinion.I guess we don;t generate enough money to be "elite" but sooner or later, the powers that be will have to sit up and take notice of a team that's in the hunt every year.
GO RAVENS!!!
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I believe the two players that hurt missing the most the last game was Ellerbe and Pollard, Ellerbe is very disruptive in the backfield and is fast to the ball, Pollard is huge in run support as well as keeping the secondary in check - glad all of our guys are back for this one....WE READY WE READY WE READY FOR YA'LL!!!!!
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BULL ! Suggs is only a shadow of the defensive MVP he was. Haloti Ngata is playing on one leg. Ellerbe is limping. Pollard is painfully sore. Reed,Lewis............no Webb. Sorry Raven faithful this is a hobbled defense BUT they are healthier today than in the Denver loss.T-sizzle needs to be off the field more in passing situations and maybe Hamilton turned loose opposite Kruger to hurry Manning and pound him into that frozen mile high dirt. Meanwhile Caldwell must use three wideouts and a TE with the one back look before third down. Kieth Brooking can be exploited if the Ravens can zone block and run off obvious passing formations. If we advertise our runs with Leach always leading the runs we can't win. Leach slipping out on short quick passes on first down just might negate the Bronco outside rushers.Rice&Rierce on wheel routes might go for big gains. Innovation on the "O" side of the ball. Ben Gay on the "D" side. GO RAY-vens breathe deeply and suprise the world.
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BernieMc1953,I hear ya brotha.The defense is healthy,the offense has that "Fire & Desire" again,especially with Mr.Caldwell at the helm working with Joe & the offense.I feel it in the air.Denver's going down.We are going to bust their bubble & Joe,lil Ray & company will come out smoking.Go Ravens!!!!
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I disagree with KidNme about the math. The D being short handed was unable to put the pressure on Manning that you need to beet him. When you consider that the Offense could not move the ball,was consistantly giving Manning short fields, and giving them the ball back with so many three and outs, it just Kept our Deffense on there heels.
This is a TOTALY different Team that the Denver Mannings faced in Dec.
If Caldwell continues to mix it up and not be as pridictable as Cam, and the O-line plays like they did last week, I say the Math adds up to a RAVENS WIN !
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This game will be a tight defensive matchup. Why? My opinion is that Manning is going to have trouble throwing the long and intermediate pass because of the nerve damage sustained with his neck injury. 20 degree temps and tingling in the passing hand is not a good formula. Our D will still need to put pressure on Manning. Still need sacks. Still need hits and QB hurries. We do that and I think we will be just fine.
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