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NorthCoast
01-15-2009, 08:07 PM
Many on the board are predicting actual scoring against the Ravens by the O. I say the chances that neither team scores touchdowns is highly likely. These are the two best defenses in the league, know each other well, and red zone scoring has not been all that kind to us this season. I think this could be a ST dream game with punting and field goals all around. Unfortunately we don't have a return game and Berger won't be mistaken for a ProBowl kicker any time soon. I hope we take the approach of being aggressive early in the game so if there is an offensive mistake, the defense won't be so tired they allow an easy score. This is one game I wouldn't mind turtling if we are up by 10 or more in the late 3rd qtr....let the D win the game.

Something like a 12-9 score is not out of line with how it could play out.

RuthlessBurgher
01-16-2009, 01:08 PM
Many on the board are predicting actual scoring against the Ravens by the O. I say the chances that neither team scores touchdowns is highly likely. These are the two best defenses in the league, know each other well, and red zone scoring has not been all that kind to us this season. I think this could be a ST dream game with punting and field goals all around. Unfortunately we don't have a return game and Berger won't be mistaken for a ProBowl kicker any time soon. I hope we take the approach of being aggressive early in the game so if there is an offensive mistake, the defense won't be so tired they allow an easy score. This is one game I wouldn't mind turtling if we are up by 10 or more in the late 3rd qtr....let the D win the game.

Something like a 12-9 score is not out of line with how it could play out.

Last week, Berger outpunted Mike Scifres, who had possibly the best performance ever by a punter the week before against the Colts.

It's going to be cold, snowy, and windy on Sunday. I think that favors our unfreezeable psycho, since Reed knows how to kick at Heinz. Stover has been a reliable kicker throughout his career, but he is OLD (arrived in Cleveland the same year Belichick was named Head Coach there), and his range is now limited. They have another kicker as a kickoff specialist and to handle the longer FG's as well. Advantage Skippy.

flippy
01-16-2009, 01:24 PM
We're scoring on them at will.

Up and down the field all day long.