In this game-day staple, blogger Matt Vensel makes four sometimes-courageous predictions for the game. All he asks is that you don't hold it against him whenever those predictions end up being embarrassingly wrong.
A week ago, after the
Will he or won’t he play Sunday against the
Either way, don't expect him to be a savior right away. His return would no doubt give the defense a boost, as he has been the tone-setter for the defense the past couple of seasons. But he probably isn't close to being at full strength, and his presence won't be able to mask all the shortcomings of a defense that has allowed more than 200 rushing yards in consecutive weeks for the first time in franchise history. They've got issues.
So is there going to be a Suggs prediction this week? You betcha. Plus three others. But don't worry, even though I went 3-for-4 last week, it was probably an anomaly. These predictions are still sure to go wrong.
1. TERRELL SUGGS WON'T SACK THE QUARTERBACK
This isn’t just to cover my backside in case all this Suggs stuff is gamesmanship on the part of the Ravens, and it isn’t completely because Suggs has practiced three times since late April. If Suggs assumes his usual spot to the right of defensive end
2. JIMMY SMITH WILL GET HIS FIRST INTERCEPTION
After the season-ending injury to
3. JOE FLACCO WILL THROW A PAIR OF INTERCEPTIONS
4. ARIAN FOSTER DOUBLES RAY RICE'S RUSHING OUTPUT