Monday, January 02, 2012

If Texans win on Saturday Super Bowl XLVI will turn purple




This week the Ravens and to some degree their fans get to sit back, rest a bit both physically and mentally before cranking up the adrenaline throttle in preparation for January 15, 2012 at 1:00PM. Together we can take in all the games, the most interesting and perhaps most pivotal of which for the Ravens is the Bengals v. Texans game in Houston this Saturday at 4:30PM.

The oddsmakers have installed the home team as a 3 point favorite and if it plays out that way and the Texans win, it should be music to the ears of Ravens fans. That means the Ravens would host the Texans a week from Sunday and in all likelihood, despite being banged up, the Steelers will draw the Patriots on Saturday, January 14.

Earlier this season the Steelers beat the Patriots on October 30 at Heinz Field by the score of 25-17. It wasn’t that close. And despite their injuries, if the Steelers can take the early lead on January 14 in Foxboro, I don’t think they’ll give it up as easily as the philanthropic Dolphins and Bills who wet the bed after taking 17-0 and 21-0 leads on the Patriots, respectively.

After the Ravens hand the Texans a Charm City beat down, they will get ready to host the Steelers on January 22 at 3PM.

Now unless you’ve just returned from a tour of duty in the caves of Afghanistan, you know that the Ravens swept the Steelers during the 2011 regular season and that fact seems to make many fans a little uneasy.

“It’s so hard to beat a team three times in the same season.”

No it’s not!

It’s hard to PLAY the same time three times in the same season. BUT if one team beats the other during the first two games it’s actually more likely that the winner of games 1 and 2 also wins the third. In fact during the modern era of the NFL (when the AFL & NFL merged) this situation has presented itself 18 times and the team that has taken the first 2 games also won the third 12 times – 67% of the time!

Root for the Texans on Saturday and if your cheers are answered by Arian Foster & Company, prepare to see the Ravens represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLVI.

Oh and as the home team they’ll get to wear purple too!

You with me?

8 comments :

Karen said...

I'm with ya!

Anonymous said...

I'm catching what your throwing at us...

Jeremy M. Dayton said...

Def on the same page... on the other end- would hate to have to face Pittsburgh in divisional, should cinci beat houston, which i fear will be the case... AFC championship game at home I dont think we lose.... even though all the pressure will be completely on us in that case- which always makes things a bit uneasy. Be so sweet to get the ultimate payback vs Pittsburgh though...

Jerry B said...

Hopefully, the stars are aligned in the Ravens' favor, because that's probably what it will take given the prolific offenses of the Patriots, Packers and...Saints!

Anonymous said...

It is totally karma that Baltimore goes to Indy for the Super Bowl! Go Texans!

Anonymous said...

I don't care who we play or where. THE RAVENS win. Every play off team the Ravens played they beat. They did not lose to a team with a win'n record. They are 8-0 at M&T. Since Hardball and Joe the Ravens have one their first road game in the playoffs, nothing different this year.

Anonymous said...

You're an idiot. Patriots will kill Pittsburgh if they even get past the Broncos. Patriots will then beat the Ravens. I seriously doubt the Ravens will get past the Texans. Better not put money on Ravens doing anything but losing this year. Sorry.

Wienholt said...

Right on!