Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 1/2/13
Everyone's talking about the Andrew Luck factor and the Chuck Pagano variable in this one, but I think the Ravens have trumped all of that with their intelligent rationing of the physical health of their best players. The Ravens therefore should crush the visiting Colts on Wild Card Weekend...           Realistically Andrew Luck and the Colts should be no match for what the Ravens' defense is about to bring down upon them. And the Ravens' offense will be healthier, too. Ray Lewis (ILB) is back and will play at least a few significant snaps. Terrell Suggs (OLB) is rested and will wreak havoc in both pass rushing and coverage. Bernard Pollard (SS) will return and bring pressure from the defensive backfield. Ed Reed (FS) will be playing centerfield again. Marshal Yanda (RG) will return to anchor the offensive line and pave the road for Ray Rice in the running game. And perhaps most importantly of all, a well-rested Haloti Ngata (DT) will blow away t...
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