Posted by The NFL Chick on Monday, September 28, 2009 at 3:30 PM
Okay, that was rather corny of me. But ask me if I care??!! What I do care about, is that the Ravens are 3-0. The Ravens treated the Browns like a High School Junior Varsity team. And fans in Ravenstown expected nothing less. The Ravens are on a mission to get to Miami, and the Browns were in the way.
Before I go any further, please don't give me any crap about us playing against weak teams like Kansas City and Cleveland. Or don't tell me how my boo Philip Rivers and the Chargers gave our defense the business. If you really want to take it there, let me remind you of these facts: Joe Flacco is 5th in QB rating at 101.5, behind the likes of the Manning brothers and Drew Brees. Willis McGahee has 5 rushing TDs- the most in the league . The offense is #2 in total offense, only behind the high powered Saints.
The Ravens are doing what they should be; blowing past lesser opponents (KC, Cle) and winning big games against quality teams (SD). I expect nothing less from them, a team who miraculously made it to an AFC Championship with a rookie head coach and rookie QB. To see them handling business when they should is what championship teams are all about.
The Ravens take on the New England Patriots this Sunday, which could be a statement game for them. The Ravens have never beaten New England and the last time these 2 teams met in 2007, the Pats squeaked by a win with a minute left in the game, to continue their bid for an undefeated season. The New England Patriots of 2009 aren't the Pats of 2 years ago. Brady looks out of the sync and the defense has some different faces. But they are still a juggernaut in this league, and you can never count them out. Beating the Pats can be a huge monkey off the Ravens back (that is, until they play the Steelers in November).
The Ravens are doing nothing short of expectations. They are 3-0 and aren't taking any prisoners in the process. Next up: New England