Seattle Seahawks (7-5) at Baltimore Ravens (4-8)
This game is in Baltimore, so the Ravens have that going for them, but I’m not overly confident, especially with the Seahawks playing much better as of late, and with the fact that the Ravens will probably have Jimmy Clausen at QB. I can see this game turning ugly. But… Ravens win 24-17.
The Ravens streak of 1-possession ball games comes to a vicious end. The Seahawks are dangerous enough when their offense plays conservative, possession football, but this Seattle team is powerful offensively.
Russell Wilson hangs 5, count ’em, 5 all-purpose touchdowns on the Ravens, Matt Schaub does NOT throw a pick 6 (aided by the fact that he may not play), and Kaelin Clay takes another punt to the house, but it’s never really close.
A long afternoon is in store for the Ravens on Sunday afternoon with all signs pointing to Jimmy Clausen getting the start and perhaps a offensive line switch up.
Trestman and company struggle to put points on the board while Ex Baltimore Orioles draft pick Russell Wilson and his offense score with ease.
Seattle rolls 38-10.
There isn’t another opponent remaining against whom it would be worse to start a third string quarterback. The Seahawks defense hasn’t been as good as it has been in the last few years, but they are still among the best units in the league. Jimmy Clausen feels heavy pressure all day and throws at least two interceptions.
The Seahawks’ offensive line isn’t very good this year, but Russell Wilson has been recently. He has at least three touchdowns in his last three games. I don’t see that continuing. On an overcast day, Wilson and the Seattle offense are held in check.
Ultimately, though, the Seattle defense is too much for the Ravens. They don’t score a touchdown in the second half.
Seattle wins 23-10
At least the weather will be good!
Enjoy the tailgating in 60 degree weather in December because it’s otherwise going to be a long day for the Ravens. I think the defense will actually play reasonably well, but the offense will give them little help and put the D in bad spots all day long.
Seahawks 31 Ravens 13
Matt Schaub or Jimmy Clausen trying to complete passes to Jeremy Butler and Chris Givens versus the Seahawks secondary is so lopsided you almost have to chuckle a little bit.
If Schaub plays he’ll throw two pick sixes. If Clausen plays you almost have to feel sorry for the kid. His last start came last year for the Bears against who else? The Seahawks. Talk about some bad luck.
The Ravens are currently 10 point underdogs at home, and that’s generous. If you need some cash to help offset your holiday expenses take the Seahawks.
Unlike many others, I am confident Schaub starts this game. I’m also confident he throws a pick-6, gets absolutely crushed in the backfield by a punishing Seahawks defense, and doesn’t finish the game.
The Ravens keep it close… while it’s still 0-0 for like the 1st drive or 2. After that? FORGET IT.
This one looks like a train wreck in waiting for the home team. The Ravens offensive line is suddenly mush. They have no speed on the outside, the tight ends are banged up as is “starting” quarterback Matt Schaub. The only thing…THE ONLY THING on the Ravens side is the Eastern Time Zone. The osprey played on the road in Minnesota last week and now they are playing a 1PM game in Baltimore. They could have been sent to Zimbabwe and it wouldn’t matter in this one.
Here’s what we can expect:
– Richard Sherman will hold Kamar Aiken to 1 catch for 6 yards while eating Chunky Soup.
– Chris Matthews gets a TD against his old teammates, but has it called back following a holding penalty on James Hurst.
– Russell Wilson will throw for more yards in one quarter than the Ravens quarterbacks total for the entire game.
– Bryn Renner will make his professional debut when Jimmy Claussen is removed to go through the league’s concussion protocol.
– Terrance West will lead the Ravens in rushing with 45 yards.
– The Ravens will muster less than 200 yards of offense.
– The Seahawks will score two defensive touchdowns.
– Russell Wilson will not finish the game. He’ll be enjoying a crab cake by the start of the 4th as Pete Carroll empties his bench.
The train wreck in waiting arrives.
I don’t know how bold this is, but I see the Seahawks rolling into the purple palace and humiliating the home team on Sunday.
Seattle is talented and has a lot to play for, while Baltimore’s talent is on the injured reserve list and has nothing but pride and contract bonuses to play for.
Seattle 40, Baltimore 6.
First Holly Holm beats Ronda Rousey. Then Sam Bradford beats Tom Brady.
Jimmy Clausen beating Russell Wilson, obviously. Clausen and Aiken shred Sherman all afternoon, Allen keeps the chains moving, and Maxx Williams hurdles Ear Thomas on his way to a game-winning touchdown.
Ravens win, 24-23.
I see lots of folks taking a similar position on the game, specifically a blowout by the Seahawks. I don’t like the Ravens chance in this game, but I think they have a 40-45% chance to either win or lose by no more than 1 score. With no Monroe and neither good blocking tight end likely to be active, I expect lots of pressure on the Ravens. They’ll try to shorten the game as much as possible and depend on their defense to come through again.
Seahawks 20, Ravens 13.