Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/2/12
Baltimore: The Ravens come off their bye week after taking a major beating at the hands of the Houston Texans in Week 7.Baltimore’s vaunted defense has taken its lumps, having suffered major injuries with the biggest being the heart and soul of the defense, Ray Lewis.  Luckily they’ve had the bye to re-group, but now this is a team that will have to be more offense-centric in order to have success down the stretch.Joe Flacco has played close to elite when at home, but hasn’t been as good on the road. Overall, he’s averaging over 260 yards per game and has 9 TDs total on the year. Not great numbers, and he’ll have to step it up for the Ravens to have a shot at their division.With Flacco misfiring some, Torrey Smith is a favorite sleeper that hasn’t quite woken up yet. With the Browns ranked just 26th against the pass though, this could be the breakout game that we’ve all been waiting for from Smith.While Flacco hasn’t been at his best so far this year, Ray Rice has been proving that ...
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