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Thursday, 5 September, 2013


The total on this game is sitting at 48 to 48.5, but does not worry me. What should worry fans are the defenses of both these teams. Baltimore brought in some key free agents and should have livelier younger bodies now. Week one though I do not think they’ll be prepared for the up tempo Denver Broncos offense. They’ll have a tough time stopping Peyton Manning from going up and down the field. Revenge is always key, and every Bronco player that was on the team has emphasis on this game. But I don’t believe Joe Flacco will back down either. Everyone believes Baltimore is under manned with talent lost, no they are not. Joe Flacco has his main piece still in the back field in Ray Rice. Two and even three years ago, Rice was the Ravens offense and it still worked. They’ll rely on him a bit more this season, but Flacco’s arm is the off setting difference to the growth of this team. He’ll be able to do what he does best with a few big deep ball throws to Jacoby Jones or Torrey Smith. Expect a high scoring affair and a great total play for the over of 48.5.