Emotional win over the Steelers? Check. Playing a team the Ravens (6-2) should beat the next week? Check. This has all the makings of a letdown for Baltimore.
It's happened twice already this season. In Week 2, the Ravens didn't show up against the Tennessee Titans and lost. Then in Week 6, the Ravens crushed the Houston Texans. The following week, on Monday night no less, Baltimore had a letdown and lost to Jacksonville.
Week 10 provides the same exact formula. The Ravens will travel to Seattle to face the 2-6 Seahawks. Seattle has been bad offense. Their defense has been alright, but not great. However, Seattle plays a 4-3 base scheme. That's something the Ravens have struggled against this season and in past seasons.
I expect quarterback Joe Flacco to rely on Ray Rice and Ricky Williams and throw it when he has to. There shouldn't be much of a challenge, but stranger things have happened.
Additionally, the defense should be ready for a Seattle offense led by running back ...