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.
Still, despite the lack of buzzing coming into Sunday night, you can count on the energy and emotion ramping up as soon as the lights come on at M&T Bank Stadium, where the Ravens haven’t lost in nearly two years. The Ravens defense, which is much more dangerous at home, has caused problems for Patriots quarterback
So what predictions am I willing to make this week? Well, I know this blog feature is called "Four Ravens predictions sure to go wrong," but I should probably get one or two right every once in a while. I struck out last week, so I'm going to tone down my predictions for Ravens-Patriots to hopefully build my confidence up.
1. RAY RICE WILL RECEIVE AT LEAST 18 CARRIES
2. COURTNEY UPSHAW STARTS AND PLAYS WELL
3. VINCE WILFORK WILL BE A HANDFUL (AGAIN)
Patriots defensive tackle
4. THE HOME WINNING STEAK COMES TO A HALT