Baltimore Ravens: 5 predictions for the season opener
3. Joe Flacco has a classic good Flacco game:
Joe Flacco is going to have a classic, good Flacco game. What does that mean? It means an efficient performance, a couple touchdowns and just under 300 yards. Flacco is going to have a strong season opener. For the first time in years, Flacco goes into each play with legitimate weapons. Michael Crabtree is a veteran wide receiver with something to prove. Willie Snead is a reliable slot receiver and John Brown has just become Flacco’s guy. This is going to make a huge difference for Flacco.
When things go right for Flacco, you can tell. If Flacco gets off to a fast start it will be smooth sailing for the rest of the game. When Flacco is a bit off his game, it’s painfully obvious and everything becomes that much harder. Flacco looked so sharp in his preseason snaps, that it’s hard to imagine him having a clunker to start the season.
The Ravens put a lot of pressure on Flacco this offseason. That was something Flacco needed. Flacco is healthy and coming off the most problem free training camp he’s ever had. Everything coming out of the Ravens camp had been positive about Flacco. It’s probably because he’s ready go get it.