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 CALVIN JOHNSON
A week ago in this spot, we talked about containing Adrian Peterson. I said “Buy,” most of you agreed, and that’s just what the Ravens did. AD was averaging under two yards per carry when he left the game with a foot injury in the second quarter.
This week, it’s another NFC North offensive monster, Lions WR Calvin Johnson. “Megatron” has been a hot topic this week, especially after Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam called the 28-year-old “old.”
Johnson has 1351 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games this year, and has gone over 100 yards receiving in a game seven times here in 2013. He also went over 300 (329) yards receiving the last time he was publicly called out in the media by an opponent (Dallas’ Dez Bryant).
So will Elam (and his teammates) be the Shockwave to Johnson’s Megatron?
SELL: I’m not nearly as confident that the Ravens secondary can shut down Johnson as I was a week ago with the front seven and Peterson. While I don’t really buy into the train of thought that says Megatron will use Elam’s words for extra “motivation,” I can see the Lions making an even more concerted effort than they usually do to get Johnson the ball (especially in Elam’s coverage). I’m very interested to see what the Ravens’ game plan is against Johnson – but in the end, I don’t think it will really matter. He’ll get his. Put me down for 130 yards and two scores.