Purple Passion: Ravens Take Step Closer To Locking Up Playoff Spot
By L. Weaver
And here we go!! The Ravens sit at 10-3 with three games left to play against teams the Ravens should handle easily. Now I’m not suggesting the Chargers and Bengals won’t bring their best games, nor does it mean the Ravens will run away with the victories. The Chargers and Bengals are desperate and need a victory to remain relevant as they fight for a wild card spot. But pound for pound the Ravens are a better team and if they continue to play with passion and remain focused on the ultimate prize, the Lombardi Trophy, then the Ravens should be 13-3 at the end of the season with home field advantage in the playoffs.
With the injury to Lardarius Webb, it’s only natural to be concerned about the secondary with the Ravens going into San Diego to face Philip Rivers. The Ravens defense has been stout this year and the secondary has played fantastic for most of the season. As long as the Ravens keep pressure on Rivers and not allow him time to find his play makers, then the Ravens will be able to limit San Diego’s passing attack and come home with a victory.
While the defense will play well enough to allow the Ravens to win the next three games, the offense must continue to produce points and play to their strength, run baby run. The Ravens must continue to unleash Ray Rice and pound the ball often and frequently. As we enter the last quarter of the NFL season, the Ravens cannot afford to let up or become over confident as they try to lock up the number one seed in the AFC. If the Ravens beat San Diego this Sunday they could ride the momentum straight to the AFC championship game. The fans and city of Baltimore wait nervously, yet patiently to see if this is the year of the Ravens!
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