One down, 5 to go

Ravens 20, Steelers 17, in overtime. A classic game. Contrary to what some folks think, I think the Ravens played pretty well. D was solid, but not perfect; but this is the Steelers running game, which, last I checked, is pretty good.

Offense is clearly hampered by Flacco’s ankle, even if he won’t admit it. Lots more variety this week, against a heck of a defense. I was pretty happy to see more of the three headed running attack, and the passing game got spread around a bit. Rice is still the man.

Sure, you can be critical that they almost lost to a third string QB, but he is an NFL QB, and he’s surrounded by an outstanding team. He did a really nice job.

Based on what I see in the playoff picture, it’s going to take 11-5 to get the wildcard (Jacksonville is going to fall apart, but the Titans are coming). That means the Ravens will have to run the table. I think this team can beat Green Bay; remember they lost to the Vikings by just 2 points. It’s going to come down to the rematch of last night’s game, I think.

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About Paul Stagg

Husband, lifter, MBA in Baltimore, MD. Will post about Powerlifting, politics, Classical Liberalism, Economics, building wealth, self improvement, productivity, heavy music, wine, food, beer, and almost anything else. View all posts by Paul Stagg

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