The Baltimore Ravens are on the verge of getting the return of last year’s MVP in Terrell Suggs. While he may not be on the field this weekend, we may seem in the immediate future.
The loss of Ray Lewis (triceps) and Ladarius Webb (ACL) will take an inevitable toll on this team, but things have been clicking on offense and the organization should be able to stay on top of the division for the remainder of the regular season.
Remember, Baltimore still has a legit defense and despite getting gashed for over 400 yards against the Cowboys, they will still remain as the favorite in the AFC North and be a force to be reckoned down the road.
Looking at the Bengals, Steelers and obviously the Browns, it will be tough for any of those teams to string together a boatload of victories together.
In fact, those defenses have all been brutal the last few weeks and it has them dearly. The Bengals have a chance to stun the Steelers on national television, and the Browns are just coming off their first victory of the year.
Joe Flacco is way too inconsistent to expect a Super Bowl at this moment, but Ray Rice may be the best all-purpose back in the NFL.
He is capable of carrying the entire onus of the offense, and he might just have to. Ever time in the AFC is still scratching their heads, but that should only help the Ravens.
Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin and Dennis Pitta are more than capable of turning the corner once November rolls along, anticipate these weapons to give Houston some issues.
The Texans ground-and-pound approach might just be next to unstoppable in this one. It will feature a few defensive hit sticks, but this comes down to how Baltimore defends the run.
Arian Foster and this offense will bounce back in a big way, and they should run for close to 200 yards in this heavyweight AFC battle.
Network: CBS (710)
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
Experts Pick: Texans by 6.5
Danny V’s Pick: Texans 28, Ravens 20