I'm equally concerned of the prospect of the Ravens coming up here as I am of the Chargers, mainly because of the Ravens' history of stepping up against the Patriots in the playoffs, as well as the Chargers' history of very much not stepping up against the Patriots in the playoffs.
Anyway, we'll for sure get all of our questions answered by next Sunday. Much luck with them surging Colts, Chiefs.
I’ve never been scared of the Ravens because of their history. It’s not like Ray Rice scoring a touchdown on the first play in 2009 or Joe Flacco morphing into Joe Montana in 2012 is going to factor into the outcome of a potential Ravens vs. Patriots game.
What does possibly concern me about Baltimore is that they do everything the Patriots have struggled to stop. They run the ball well, they have a mobile quarterback who can escape the pocket and make plays with his legs, they utilize the tight end in the passing game, and their can get pressure up the middle. Those reasons, not what the Ravens did in 2009 or 2012, would be why the Ravens could winning Foxboro.
But, because there’s always a but when it comes to me and the Patriots, it’s worth noting that rookie quarterbacks are 0-11 all-time against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.