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.
Before the 8-2
On one hand, the Ravens have won consecutive road games for the first time since late in the 2010 season, and they can make it three in a row against a Chargers team with a bunch of issues and not much momentum to speak for. But on the other, the Ravens had trouble moving the ball against the
In my gut, this one is a coin flip -- and it hasn't landed yet. One minute, I believe the Ravens will keep it going against an inferior team. The next, I remember how sluggish the Ravens offense has been away from M&T Bank Stadium. When it was time to make my pick for the newspaper, I went with the Chargers, but today, I'm not so sure. At least I'm feeling confident in my four predictions sure to go wrong this week.
1. JOE FLACCO WILL THROW FOR LESS THAN 200 YARDS
It has been more than two months since Ravens quarterback
2. THE CHARGERS WILL GET THEIR FIRST 100-YARD RUSHER
The Chargers enter Sunday's game 23rd in rushing, averaging 100.3 per game (that's actually more than what the Ravens are averaging, by the way). Interestingly enough, the Chargers have yet to produce a 100-yard rusher this season. Running back
3. TERRELL SUGGS TAKES DOWN THE QUARTERBACK AGAIN
Speaking of Suggs, he is clearly trying to regain the explosiveness he lost when he tore his right Achilles tendon in late April. He hasn’t recorded a sack since he got one in his Week 7 return, and he lost a foot race to Steelers quarterback
4. THE RAVENS WON'T WIN THE TURNOVER BATTLE SUNDAY