Ravens vs Cardinals Preview
Tonight the Baltimore Ravens travel to Arizona for a Monday night Football match up with the Arizona Cardinals. The Ravens are 1-5, staring 1-6 right in the face.
If you listen to all the pundits, analyst and experts, the Ravens have no chance and will be blown out of the stadium tonight. But I tend to disagree.
You see, if you look at the Ravens this season, they have been in every game. They play hard, they play tough. Honestly, last week's lost at San Francisco was the first and only game where it felt like the Ravens were going to lose in my opinion. The entire game just felt like a game we were going to lose.
I don't feel that way about tonight's game for some reason. Traditionally, the Ravens have been a team that plays to the level of their competition. If they are playing a team that supposed to be worst them them, they play down to their level. If they are playing a team that is supposed to be better, they play up. That has been the case for years now.
The biggest difference is obvious, and that is the glaring lack of talent we have at the key positions needed to pull out a win in Arizona. We lack a pass rush, a stretch the field receiver, and our defensive backs are lackluster. But for some reason, I think we have what it takes.
I examined the Cardinals loss to the Rams. They were able to control the clock with a running game and they got hits on Carson Palmer. I believe the Ravens will be able to do the same thing. Sure, they have great weapons on offense and they will score points, but I see the Ravens being able to hang with them and pulling off a great win on the road.
That's my pick and I am sticking with it.