Ok we are (-12) in takeaway/giveway category and still on the verge of a 12-4 season, that is absolutely amazing to me. Im not a stats guy but this points in the direction of us being a really tough and resilient team. If I'm Tomlin, I have to put emphasis on ball security because if we don't turn the ball over we will blow the doors off these other teams.
The Ravens will be without Boldin these playoffs? If that is true then they are in big trouble when it comes to playing us again. I would say that their chances of beating us without him are slim to none. Boldin helped keep our guys out of the box. He was used to keep our defense honest and without him they open themselves up to alot of aggressive stuff from Lebeau.
As for the Cheats they are without DE Carter who gave us significant problems the last time we played. Carter was the only bright spot on New England defense. Against us, Carter is so important to their D that without him we will rip them apart. Now, they will have to blitz to get any pressure, and that probably won't work. With Carter, they could get pressure while only rushing 4, they could then drop guys in the zones and thats how they got that one pick which led to great field position for them and a subsequent TD. If they rush 4 now they give Ben too much time and our guys will get open, if they bring it then they leave a terrible secondary (minus Patrick Chung) exposed to a group of WR who can take it to the house at anytime. Big problems for them without Carter if they have to face us again. With Ben hobbled this is great news should we have to see them again.