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18 Oct 2012

ESPN Upset Watch: Ravens over Texans

ESPN Upset Watch is on a four-game winning streak, but just like last week I don't think the line in this game in particularly wrong. This is less about why the Ravens will topple the Texans, and more about how the Ravens offense can attack the Texans defense in order to overcome the injury issues that the Ravens have on their own defense and outscore Houston. Cover watch looks at the double-digit line on the biggest game of the week, Jets-Patriots. And how do we know it's the biggest game of the week? 'CAUSE THAT'S WHERE I'M GONNA BE. (These last three sentences are copyright 2012 Sal Paolantonio.)

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 18 Oct 2012

4 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2013, 12:26pm by yedam

Comments

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by Anonymously (not verified) :: Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:50am

[insert obligatory comment about this not being an "actual upset" by some subjective measure]

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by Karl Cuba :: Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:54am

For the second straight week I'm going to suggest that the 49ers would be a good candidate to be upset. The Seahawks match up so well with the niners, their run defense is brutal, they get pressure while playing sound zone defense behind it (which Smith hates) and they run the ball with a mobile qb who executes play action brilliantly.

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by Insancipitory :: Thu, 10/18/2012 - 2:13pm

I don't know, the 9ers just seem to have the Hawks number in Candlestick. It shouldn't be a venue that bothers them so much given it's one of the closest. And the 9ers are flat out good. Then the emotional win, the short week, growing pains with a rookie QB (who i like).... The win would be huge either team takes over sole possession of the division with half a season left in a very tight NFC. I'd love the win, but I'll just be happy if the acquit themselves well.

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