3 ways the Ravens can upset the Cardinals

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Oct 18, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) hands the ball off to running back Justin Forsett (29) during the first quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi

It’s safe to say that practically no one is giving the Baltimore Ravens even a slight chance of beating the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale Monday night.  And you really can’t blame them.  As dismal as things look for the 1-5 Ravens right now, facing Carson Palmer and the Cardinals’ explosive passing game is a harrowing thought.

The Ravens simply don’t have the personnel or the means to stop them.  Plagued with injuries, lack of depth, and general ineffectiveness, the Ravens defense can’t stop anybody right now.  They have made even questionably talented quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick and Josh McCown look like Steve Young and Troy Aikman in recent weeks.

On the flip side, the Cardinals defense is nothing to sneeze at either.  They have been shutting down opposing passing games with ease this season, despite the loss of defensive coordinator Todd Bowles in the offseason.  The 2015 Cardinals don’t have a ton of weaknesses to exploit on either side of the ball.

But in the NFL, as you well know, anything is possible.  The Ravens can indeed shock the world on Monday night, as unlikely as it may seem.  This is a proud franchise that is more likely to put up a fight than lay down, so let’s take a look at how they can escape Glendale with a win.

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