Mike Felger and Tony Massarotti said on Friday that the Patriots season is on the line in Baltimore, and after a 41-7 win over their AFC rivals the two Sports Hub hosts couldn’t have been more impressed.
Taking everything into consideration, Boomer Esiason believes that 2013 might be Bill Belichick’s and Tom Brady’s best season ever.
No surprise here, but former NFL offensive lineman Mike Flynn is in favor of the running game and thinks the Patriots need to be more committed to it going forward.
Thanks to a significant road win against a quality Baltimore Ravens team, the New England Patriots are one step closer to earning a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
Given the nature of those encounters — all either occurring in or impacting the postseason — and the power of the teams’ personalities — even as personnel has changed — Patriots vs. Ravens has become one of the game’s fiercest rivalries.
The Pats and the Ravens have met seven times in the regular season and three times in the post season. The Pats have won 6 out of 7 regular season games. The Ravens have won 2 out of 3 in the postseason.
For a team with no real definitive road wins all season, the Patriots have a chance to prove themselves this Sunday in Baltimore against the Ravens.
With the Patriots offensive line banged up and facing a tough matchup against the Ravens defense, Albert Breer of the NFL Network thinks, on paper, that it will be a Baltimore win against the Patriots.
In previewing this Sunday’s game between the Ravens and the Patriots, Felger & Massarotti looked back on the rivalry and how the Ravens are perhaps the one team that’s stood up to the Pats.
This rematch of the last two AFC Championship Games will go far in determining the playoff fates of both teams.