3 ways the Ravens can upset the Cardinals

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Oct 18, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh attempts to get an official to notice the challenge flag during the fourth quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi

Play disciplined football (for once)

The Ravens have played some sloppy football through their first six games this season, averaging 7.5 penalties per game for 63.8 yards.  Some of that has surely come from frustration, but this is a well coached team that needs to learn how to regain the composure that they once had.

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In a game like this one, committing too many mistakes will doom the Ravens.  They are already fighting an uphill battle in regards to talent and situation, so they have to play virtually mistake free football if they hope to escape with the upset.

The Cardinals, on the flip side, are one of the most disciplined teams in the NFL this season, ranking 4th best with 6.3 penalties per game.  The Cardinals also have a +3 turnover ratio this season, while the Ravens are sitting at an abysmal -5.

The Cardinals currently lead the league with 11 interceptions, while Joe Flacco has thrown 7 in 6 games. It’s pretty clear that the Ravens are going to have to play virtually mistake free football on both sides to pull off the upset of the week.

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