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Old 01-13-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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A solid win. Houston is a good team and it was nice to see the Pats be able to move the ball effectively and put up some points. I honestly did not expect them to score more than 40. I was expected 20-28 points max.

Tough loss on Gronk. I feel bad for the guy as he won't be able to take part in trying to send the Pats to New Orleans for the Super Bowl.

It was also nice to see Brady get the playoff wins record and also put himself in good position to either tie, or break the record next week against Baltimore.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Thinking the game plan for the Ravens is to chuck it down the middle and get a pass interference call or 2. That can surely be done, especially with Kyle Arrington out there. Not sure they will be able to use "Hey diddle diddle, Ray Rice up the middle" much this game. Wilfork and Co. will keep him in check. Gonna be another close one I believe.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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I don't think Baltimore stands a chance...
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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I don't think Baltimore stands a chance...
Would love to be able to share your optimism!
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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I don't think Baltimore stands a chance...
You obviously haven`t been watching football lately. The Ravens have been racking up points in the playoffs and playing at a high level. They beat the Pats in Foxoboro, in the playoffs, in 2010. They should have beaten them last year in Foxoboro in the championship game, and they beat them this year. If I had to bet on the game, I would bet on the Patriots. But to say the Ravens don`t stand a chance is ridiculous. It wouldn`t surprise me at all if the Ravens win. They seem to matchup well against the Patriots. That is why the games are usually close. But in football, you never know what can happen. Sometimes a team can blowout another team. Then the same teams can meet 3 weeks later and the other team will win. I expect it to be close unless there are a couple of fluke plays or bad calls.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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Anyone who doesn't think the Ravens have a chance please watch the 2011 AFC Championship game and then lets discuss again...

I don't understand how the line can be 9 in this game...
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:56 PM
 
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You obviously haven`t been watching football lately. The Ravens have been racking up points in the playoffs and playing at a high level. They beat the Pats in Foxoboro, in the playoffs, in 2010. They should have beaten them last year in Foxoboro in the championship game, and they beat them this year. If I had to bet on the game, I would bet on the Patriots. But to say the Ravens don`t stand a chance is ridiculous. It wouldn`t surprise me at all if the Ravens win. They seem to matchup well against the Patriots. That is why the games are usually close. But in football, you never know what can happen. Sometimes a team can blowout another team. Then the same teams can meet 3 weeks later and the other team will win. I expect it to be close unless there are a couple of fluke plays or bad calls.
Just like the Pats should have beaten Baltimore earlier this season.

Nothing that happened in the past matters. I think it's going to be a good game and a close game that could really go either way.

Forget what the line is. This isn't David vs/ Goliath. Most of the sports talk radio guys here in Boston are expecting a close and very competitive game.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Southern NH
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Anyone who doesn't think the Ravens have a chance please watch the 2011 AFC Championship game and then lets discuss again...

I don't understand how the line can be 9 in this game...
The line reflects the money bet, not the reality of either team's chances at winning... There is a history of people betting on the Pats as they have done well over the years... I doubt anyone associated with either team would agree on a 9 point line...
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:55 AM
 
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The line reflects the money bet, not the reality of either team's chances at winning... There is a history of people betting on the Pats as they have done well over the years... I doubt anyone associated with either team would agree on a 9 point line...
I understand how bookies/betting lines work and I understand it doesn't affect a game to the players....I'm talking about putting money on the game.


If you have more people bet on the Pats -9 the line will go up....if you have alot of money going on the Ravens, the line will go down....it opened up at 10 however alot of money started going on the Ravens so the line has come down..

Just the opposite w/the 49ers....the money has been on them
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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There is a history of people betting on the Pats as they have done well over the years...
How have the Patriots done in the past against the Ravens and the spread? Not great....
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