I guess after the way this season has gone, it was only fitting that Ravens clinched a playoff spot (after Pittsburgh’s loss to Dallas) after being totally dominated in every phase of the game by Denver in a 34-17 loss.
Here are my opinions for what it’s worth:
Joe was really disappointing today. His 2 mistakes in the first half prevented the Ravens from being in this game. How can he fumble on a 1 yard sneak? The intercepted pass at the end of the 1st half was a ridiculous mistake. No matter whether or not we called a timeout, Flacco was under no pressure when he made that throw–it was just a major mistake. What wasn’t disappointing was Joe’s tremendous effort to catch harris as he ran down the sidelines untouched. Joe sprinted 90 yards and never gave up the chase. He actually caught harris with a diving tackle but Harris fell into the end zone and that was that. Listen the fans were brutal on Joe today and maybe it was deserved but this is one guy we don’t want to run out of town. 5 straight years in the playoffs. Remember the succession of horrendous QBs that graced this team. It could be a 5 year recovery period if Joe leaves. And by the way 10 teams will be lined up for him.
Why oh why was Cam Cameron fired with 3 games left. I am not sitting in judgment of Caldwell after 1 game because that just is not fair. But Cam kept the game plan to himself and always had a method to his reasoning. The Ravens were 3 and out their first 5 series. That might have happened on the road a few times but never at home.
I can’t stand John Elway — I still blame him partially for the Colts leaving. Elway sucks and always will. Sorry I just had to get that in. The Broncos are hot–great defense and Peyton of course. I only wish them the worst.
Harbaugh put a great spin on where the Ravens stand after the game today: “The most important thing to understand is that, and our guys understand this, every goal that we have, starting with our first goal which is to win the AFC North is in front of us,” coach John Harbaugh said after the Ravens’ game, which came before they officially clinched. “It’s still there, and every dream that we have, which is the ultimate dream is still available to us. And that’s what you keep in mind. It’s a tough league for tough guys, and you have to find a way to put it behind you, improve, address the issues, own them and move on. That’s what we plan on doing. That’s really the message.”
In the dictionary under the term “Shut down cover corner” should be a picture of Champ Bailey.
The Ravens’ defense was excellent in the first half rendering #18 mediocre. That’s what made the comeback impossible because you knew it was just a matter of time before Peyton got hot.
Question:is the guy upstairs giving Harbaugh advice on challenges sleeping. How could he have missed the Brandon Stokely out of bounds reception. Harbaugh threw the flag after the play started.
It was funny last night that Brady was down 31-3 as well yet you knew the comeback was coming.
Here’s the North Division playoff picture. The Ravens one of the following to clinch and a home game probably against the Colts. Win one of the last 2 games or the Steelers beat the bengals next week. It’s an interesting scenario because if Cinci loses at 1 o’clock the Ravens final 2 games mean nothing. Except for the fact that the Steelers , should they defeat Cinci next week, will need the Ravens to beat Cinci the last week of the year in order to get a playoff berth.
With 5 minutes left the Ravens scored to make it 34-16 before the conversion—a 2 pt conversion would bring the Ravens to a 16 point deficit, nearly impossible but doable. The Ravens kicked an PAT and trailed by 17 thus an impossible deficit to overcome. Could someone explain.
I am definitely worried about Torrey’s concussion. He had trouble standing up straight after his head hit the ground.
Remember you make the playoffs on the basis of how you play the entire year not just the last few weeks. Can the Ravens regroup with all the headaches, injuries and problems they face. John Harbaugh will be put to a major test this week as the reeling New York Giants come to town.