The Baltimore Ravens road to repeating as the top seed
Toss up games:
The Ravens have three very tough tests this season. They face the defending Champion Kansas City Chiefs in the third week of the season. The Ravens also go up against the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. These are toss up games because all three games would be believable wins and believable losses. The one game I think the Ravens win out of this bunch is against the Kansas City Chiefs. This has a vibe to it similar to the 2012 regular season game against the New England Patriots. Winning that game, at M&T Bank Stadium, meant everything to the Ravens. I believe the third time will be the charm and the Ravens will get the win against the Chiefs that has been frustratingly eluding them.
I have already predicted each contests outcome. This isn’t meant to be a game by game breakdown, rather it’s showing you the types of games that the Ravens have on their schedule. The point here is to see how many wins the Ravens realistically need in each tier of competition to repeat as the number one seed. In my predictions I saw the Eagles and the Cowboys giving the Ravens a couple of coming back down to earth kinds of losses. The Ravens are talented enough to win every game, that just doesn’t happen. Honestly, 14-2 seasons don’t happen a lot either, so you have to pencil in at least three losses.
This is the hardest batch of games on the schedule. If the Ravens get just one win from this tier of competition things are still on schedule. This is why the purple and black have to stay disciplined and focused. These toss up games matter more with inexcusable losses or winnable games that got away from them.
Needed win total of toss up games: One