T-Sizzle hath spoken. We have reached the Bye Week and it’s time to do some soul searching. We are at a State of Emergency. If Sizzle is going to rise up as the leader of this team and fill the shoes of Ray Lewis, then it starts here. The second half won’t be easy, but after bodies dropped all over the NFL this past week, it could get a bit easier. The only problem is the division. It’s wide open and at this point its the Bengals title to lose.
Week 9 @ Cleveland: The boys are going to roll into Cleveland and steamroll them. Not quite sure how they beat Cinci, but we are going to come out hot after this Bye Week and rip the Browns and their bitter fan base a new one. Ravens 27 Browns 3
Week 10 vs. Cincinatti: This one is huge. The team has a chance to show the fans what kind of a team we are going to see going forward. If we are going to have any chance of picking up the shit and coming out on top then it starts with the run game and running over the Bengals D. The Bengals are giving up about 100 rushing yards a game at this point and I think that’s exactly what it is going to take to beat them Week 10. Ray Rice has a huge day. 100+ and 2 scores for Ray Fried. As for the D, I think the secondary finally brings it together and will show the hometown crowd a pick 6, and put Andy Dalton and his firecrotch in his place. Ravens 31 Bengals 17
Week 11 @ Chicago: If you had asked me about this game before Week 8, I would have pinpointed this as a tough matchup. Bears offense was clicking, Cutler was playing well, and the defense was showing flashes of the typical vintage Bears defensive dominance. With Cutler almost definitely being out for this game and a banged up defense, I think the Ravens take this one. Torrey Smith is currently leading the NFL is receiving yards, but hasn’t been able to connect with Joe Flacco in the end zone. That is going to change in the second half, and I look to see him have a huge game in Chicago. Ravens 24 Bears 9
Week 12 vs. New York Jets: Ha. Ravens 42 Jets 7
Week 13 vs. Pittsburgh: Thanksgiving night. Under the lights. At Home. There’s no one I hate more than this team (Well maybe that team from New England). But Fuck Big Ben. Fuck them. No way we don’t pull out the black on black uniforms and take revenge against the division rival, Steelers. I will be at this game and you can be sure it is going to get real physical, real quick. There’s absolutely no way we lose to the Steelers twice in a season, or at home, or on Thanksgiving. Not once, not never. The entire team has this game circled going forward. I want to say that we come back for revenge at home and annihilate in this game, but conventional wisdom tells me it’s going to be another 3 point victory in our favor. Close game, low score, hard fought. Ravens 23 Steelers 20
Week 14 vs. Minnesota: I’ve gotta say that our rush defense has not been extremely impressive as of late. I didn’t like giving up 120 to Eddie Lacy at home, and it almost scares me that AP All Day could go for over 200 in this game. But fuck that. Ravens are cruising at this point and Sizzle will have this team under his belt. Harbs has already threatened trading and cutting players to get this team moving. I’m hoping we somehow pull in another receiver and are jiving offensively by this point. This one scares me a little bit, but I’m still saying we take the Vikings handily. They are too one dimensional and we win this one in typical Ravens fashion. Ravens 17 Vikings 7
Week 15 @ Detroit: Detroit does not scare me one bit. The Ravens secondary has handled AJ Green and I don’t think Megatron will be a huge issue. We go on the road, and get the job done. Ravens 31 Lions 16
Week 16 vs. Patriots: I’ll be at this one. Circled this the day the schedule came out. There’s a good chance this game will mean something for the both of us. Cincinatti is going to take us down to the final week of the season, and I’m sure this will be a game the Patriots will need if they want to have home field, which they will need if they want any chance of returning to the AFC Championship. It’s going to be a cold one. It’s going to be high energy. It’s going to be awesome. This matchup is slowly becoming a rivalry year in and year out. Sizzle has Tom Brady’s number. He gets off on the thought of crushing Tom Brady to shreds. Look for him to do that here again. Predicting Sizzle to have 3 sacks and for Brady to go down a dozen times. Ravens take it on a last second field goal. Ravens 27 Patriots 24
Week 17 at Cincinatti: At this point I’m almost certain that this game is going to decide the division. I see us both heading to the playoffs again, but there is no way that we let Cincinatti win this division. They have a solid team. Dalton is proving himself to be a decent NFL quarterback, AJ Green is an animal, and I like their new back Bernard. On the road with the division on the line, there is no way this team has not come to fruition and takes this game and takes the division. The boys head into the Playoffs and will be hosting a Divisional game. Ravens 30 Cincinatti 24
Let it be known that this Bye Week will mark a turning point in the season and I see Suggs coming out of this season as the Defensive leader that he was meant to be. Take a seat because Ball So Hard University is back in session.