Ravens-Patriots: Three Keys to a Baltimore Victory

October 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every Ravens fan and every Patriots fan remembers the last time these two teams met.  The Ravens simply embarrassed the Patriots in their own stadium.  The Ravens scored 24 points in the first quarter, and never looked back, essentially just running out the clock for the remainder of the game.
When is the last time a QB only had to complete four passes in a playoff game to win it?
I certainly don't expect a repeat performance this Sunday.  The Patriots are an improved team defensively from last year, and I can't imagine them having another big letdown.  They are coming off a bye week, which gives Bill Belichick, one of the best game planning coaches in the league, two weeks to prepare for the Ravens.
Here are three things the Ravens must do to come away with a win against an (almost) always tough opponent.
Establish the Run
This worked last year, and it needs to work again this year.  The patriots don't respond well to physical sma...

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