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Why the Ravens won.

Feb 4th 2013 new

Baltimore on O:

Ravens have a veteran team that can hit the deep ball and run effectively with Rice. Rice is also a good West Coast RB out of the flat and has enough speed on the edge to beat the defender to the point of attack. The Ravens utilize their receivers in twins and trips bunch formation (2- and 3-receiver sets) and, with a defense playing a soft nickel, this setup gives Rice to work underneath. Also, with the defense defending the deep routes, the TE tandem of Dickson and Pitta were able to run out routes and act as effective safety valves. Furthermore, San Francisco is a young team and their only weakness of pass defense played right into Baltimore's hands.

Baltimore on D:

Lewis, #52, is the leader of the defense, a multiple-front 3-4/4-3 hybrid. They can show a 5-2 or 2-5 look on occasion. Ellerbe is a good replacement. Suggs is the weakside OLB on the defense and a modern-day Lawrence Taylor. Their defensive backfield was a bit weak, but Hall of Famer Ed Reed hid a lot of deficiencies in '12. Their defensive line is fair to good, especially if Ngata is able to stay healthy. They have enough talent to show multiple fronts and not rely on a base defense. Their front 7 is the strength. Cary Williams was decent and they did fair even without their #1 CB, Ladarius Webb, lost for the season due to an injury.

Baltimore on ST:

Jacoby Jones is a killer KR man and an effective #3 WR behind Boldin, Smith, Tanden Doss and David Reed. He also is effective in the slot. That ST helped them get a TD. In years past, their STs were mediocre. Remember, Harbaugh was a ST coach from his Philly days.

Conclusion:
Baltimore was a slightly-above average team who got hot and rode Flacco's passing to victory. He will most likely be franchised.

Feb 5th 2013 new

(Quote) Josh-196444 said: Baltimore on O: Ravens have a veteran team that can hit the deep ball and run effectively w...
(Quote) Josh-196444 said:

Baltimore on O:

Ravens have a veteran team that can hit the deep ball and run effectively with Rice. Rice is also a good West Coast RB out of the flat and has enough speed on the edge to beat the defender to the point of attack. The Ravens utilize their receivers in twins and trips bunch formation (2- and 3-receiver sets) and, with a defense playing a soft nickel, this setup gives Rice to work underneath. Also, with the defense defending the deep routes, the TE tandem of Dickson and Pitta were able to run out routes and act as effective safety valves. Furthermore, San Francisco is a young team and their only weakness of pass defense played right into Baltimore's hands.

Baltimore on D:

Lewis, #52, is the leader of the defense, a multiple-front 3-4/4-3 hybrid. They can show a 5-2 or 2-5 look on occasion. Ellerbe is a good replacement. Suggs is the weakside OLB on the defense and a modern-day Lawrence Taylor. Their defensive backfield was a bit weak, but Hall of Famer Ed Reed hid a lot of deficiencies in '12. Their defensive line is fair to good, especially if Ngata is able to stay healthy. They have enough talent to show multiple fronts and not rely on a base defense. Their front 7 is the strength. Cary Williams was decent and they did fair even without their #1 CB, Ladarius Webb, lost for the season due to an injury.

Baltimore on ST:

Jacoby Jones is a killer KR man and an effective #3 WR behind Boldin, Smith, Tanden Doss and David Reed. He also is effective in the slot. That ST helped them get a TD. In years past, their STs were mediocre. Remember, Harbaugh was a ST coach from his Philly days.

Conclusion:
Baltimore was a slightly-above average team who got hot and rode Flacco's passing to victory. He will most likely be franchised.

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Darn -- all this time I thought the Ravens won because they scored more points... rolling eyes

Seriously, Josh -- nice analysis!!!

Feb 5th 2013 new
Just glad they won. Of course SF had a slight disadvantage with their QB but he did well making it a good game.
Feb 10th 2013 new

(Quote) Elizabeth-929069 said: Just glad they won. Of course SF had a slight disadvantage with their QB but he did well making it a...
(Quote) Elizabeth-929069 said: Just glad they won. Of course SF had a slight disadvantage with their QB but he did well making it a good game.
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their QB is not a vet like Flacco, but is more mobile. In time, he will be great. Smith would have been the better option, but he was hurt. good post.

Feb 17th 2013 new
(Quote) Josh-196444 said: their QB is not a vet like Flacco, but is more mobile. In time, he will be great. Smith would have been ...
(Quote) Josh-196444 said:

their QB is not a vet like Flacco, but is more mobile. In time, he will be great. Smith would have been the better option, but he was hurt. good post.

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Smith was hurt during the regular season but was healthy for playoffs and super bowl. Kaperniecke, was the starter who the niners decided to go with.Not a bad choice at all.
Mar 22nd 2013 new
Haha that was awesome. -a ravens fan :)
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