Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens will look to kick start their defense November 21st against a Carolina Panthers team that is struggling to stay healthy.The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a 10 week rest and they are pumped up and ready to beat the tar out of an NFC South team that, unfortunately for the Carolina Panthers is them.
Carolina Panthers Defense vs Baltimore Ravens Offense
One aspect of the Carolina Panthers defense that is over looked is their strength against the pass. The Carolina Panthers defense has shut down some of the best passing offenses int he NFL with the exception of the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago. Against the run the Carolina Panthers are giving up 124 yards and that is a little more than the better defenses in the NFL.
The problem in this game is the Baltimore Ravens have not shown a proclivity for going deep much unless Anquan Boldin breaks free on an out route straight up the field. Joe Flacco showed in the game against the Atlanta Falcons he does not throw well on the run or out of the pocket and that could be the Carolina Panthers strategy in this game. Will it work? Not against a team that was embarrassed last week and has 10 days to prepare. The Baltimore Ravens offense has the edge over the Carolina Panthers defense.
Carolina Panthers Offense vs Baltimore Ravens Defense
The Carolina Panthers offense is in bad shape as their running backs and their reserves are all laid up. They are hoping they will at least have DeAngelo Williams or Jonathan Stewart back for this game. In the passing game, the Carolina Panthers have plenty of weapons, including Steve Smith, a top ten wide receiver in the NFL that has struggled this season.
Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens defense suffered another embarrassment against the Atlanta Falcons last week. They will have had 10 days to get it together for this game and with time on their side the Baltimore Ravens will use this game to make a statement.
Ed Reed has already begun to make an impact on the Baltimore Ravens defense but unfortunately it has been a negative impact. None of this matters in this game. The Baltimore Ravens defense will carve up Jimmy Clausen and the Carolina Panthers offense.
Baltimore Ravens -9 vs Carolina Panthers: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The M Resort has posted the Baltimore Ravens as a huge nine point favorite on the road against the Carolina Panthers. Nine points for a road favorite is tough to make a run at. A home team underdog has a definite advantage but this is the Baltimore Ravens. They do not take losing lightly and they will fire up for this game. Take the Baltimore Ravens -9 over the Carolina Panthers.
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