Two blogglers put their money where their typing fingers are:
Ravens +1.5 Patriots O/U 44.5
Can we get our legs back? Brady was out for year (knee) and still hasn’t gotten his timing down, Welker (knee) might return after starting off the year with 93 yards against the Bills, the center of the defense Vince Wilfork (ankle) is another game-time decision and NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Jerod Mayo (knee) just dressed for practice. Four Patriots whose jerseys you can purchase off the rack have been hobbled as of the hottest teams in the league come to The Razor.
After an inspired victory over the Falcons can BB and the boys shut down Jersey Joe Flacco? Maybe.
Can Brady use his other weapons to pick apart the Rex Ryan-less Ravens’ D? For sure.
The Pats need to get back to the shotgun. The Jets found that the best way to neutralize Brady, who is gaining back his sea-legs, is to blitz him. The Ravens will be bringing the house and sic Ray Lewis on him, which would free up the middle for Edelman (or Welker, fingers crossed) but we don’t have a blocking back to protect Brady. Look for quick flares and dumps to add up to a few scores and lots of minutes.
The Raven offense gets grounded Sunday. Pats win a tough one.
Pats 17 - Ravens 14
Blaugh Decision: Take the Pats minus the point and a half, the Under and if you can get action on Galloway dropping catches take the Over up to three.