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15 Nov 2011

AGS: Seahawks over Ravens

The enigmatic Baltimore Ravens are one of the most inconsistent teams in the league, playing better against good teams than against bad teams. Also, we're sick of writing about the Eagles.

Posted by: Vincent Verhei on 15 Nov 2011

7 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2011, 7:30am by GrandVezir

Comments

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by BJR :: Tue, 11/15/2011 - 7:02pm

Let me guess. Fumbling away two kick-offs and missing two field goals in the first half alone is bad?

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by EasyLikeSundayMorning (not verified) :: Tue, 11/15/2011 - 7:13pm

The Ravens treat their games against the Steelers like a Super Bowl. After the second in early November, their coach was doused in Gatorade and then injured himself when tackling their GM. It is hard to treat every week like the Super Bowl.

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by Theo :: Tue, 11/15/2011 - 8:14pm

They got to do something, it's been more than 10 years.

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by GrandVezir :: Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:25am

Counting the Bengals and 49ers as "good," the Ravens have 3 games left against good teams, and 4 against bad teams. That might not get them enough wins to make the playoffs, unless San Diego recovers enough to be "good" by week 15.

Still, if they make the playoffs, then their road to the Lombardi is paved with good teams -- unless they draw whatever bad team wins the AFC West and get knocked out...

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by pbeez :: Wed, 11/16/2011 - 4:02am

SF is 5th in DVOA I don't understand why you need to put "good" in quotes there.

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by Intropy :: Wed, 11/16/2011 - 4:07am

DVOA doesn't even pretend to cluster teams let alone label the clusters. It's easy to draw a line in the sand and say above this line "good" and below "not good" hence quotes.

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by GrandVezir :: Wed, 11/16/2011 - 7:30am

The quotes were more for the Bengals.