Found November 24, 2012 on Checkdown Chatter:

Each week we take a look at those games where the public is really strongly backing one team over another and try to point out some flaws in that logic. This week, the biggest standout is the Ravens travelling on the road, coast to coast to face the Chargers. Baltimore has struggled away from home and that should continue this week; take the jump to find out why.

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