It’s time for our weekly segment of Buy or Sell brought to you by Glen Burnie Motorsports. Each week, we pick three topics and let you know if we’re agreeing (buying) or disagreeing (selling) with the statement. Then, you vote and tell us what you think.
THE RAVENS WILL CONTAIN ADRIAN PETERSON
When it comes to “All Day” Adrian Peterson, you can’t really stop him, you can only hope to contain him. In his only meeting with the Ravens, on his home turf of the Metrodome, Peterson had 143 yards on 22 carries. However, 58 of those came on a single run – take that one out and he had 85 yards on 21 carries. That’s still a healthy 4+ yards per carry, but not quite the 6.5 that the final numbers suggest. This year, AD has broken the 100-yard mark in five of his 12 games, including the last two consecutive. In Weeks 12 and 13, he put up 146 and 211 rushing yards on the Packers and Bears, respectively.
So will the Ravens be able to bottle him up better this time around?
BUY: I think they will. Cleveland held Peterson to 3.5 yards per carry in Week 3, while the Giants kept him to 2.2 and Seattle to 3.1 in Weeks 7 and 11. The Ravens allow only 3.7 yards per carry on the season, just behind the Jets (2.9), Cardinals and Browns (3.5 each) for best in the NFL. The Giants are at 3.8 and the Seahawks at 4.1, so none of the squads that have held AD in check are significantly more stout than are the Ravens. I think he ends up somewhere in the 25 carry, 80-yard ballpark.