If Ravens make it there they’ll make it anywhere
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The Baltimore Ravens have lost two straight at home so, just like the Muppets, they hope to get their mojo back with short stay in the city that never sleeps that will see them take on both local teams, starting with the New York Giants. Here are the online NFL betting odds for the game on Sunday, October 16th at MetLife Stadium:
Ravens +3 (-115) 43½ (-115) +135
The Ravens offense was rendered inoffensive in week 5 by a Washington Redskins defense that entered that game ranked 29th in the league. Baltimore was held to 125 yards after halftime, QB Joe Flacco was sacked three times, and an apparent TD catch by wide receiver Breshad Perriman was overturned by replay. Perriman had his right foot down in the end zone but his left was out of bounds. Restless leg syndrome is a very serious condition. The Ravens scored on their opening possession for the first time this regular season, and had a chance to add to their tally after recovering a fumble by Matt Jones at the Washington 15, but a fake field-goal attempt did not come out as planned. Baltimore lost 10-16 and are 3-2.
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had his first TD catch of the season against the Green Bay Packers, on Brother Manning’s single scoring pass of the game. The Giants still lost 16-23, so thank god for small favors. Manning finished 18 of 35 for 199 passing yards, while Beckham had 56 yards on five receptions. New York appeared to be overwhelmed until a hurry-up drive that ended with Beckham’s 8-yard touchdown catch with 2:54 remaining. “We didn’t make enough throws or contested catches. We need to play and execute better,” said Giants head coach Ben McAdoo. Guess they’ll just have to McAdoo better next time. “We need to block better, we need to make better throws and we need to make contested plays,” the coach added. “The pocket was hot tonight. The pocket was hot.” So, coach, would you say it was a Hot Pocket?
And that next time is this Sunday against the Ravens, as online NFL betting fans are well aware of. The Giants have lost three in a row but so far no one has been give the ax – in spite of which, or maybe because of, they remain slight favorites at football betting sites. On the other hand, heads have started to roll in Baltimore. The Ravens have parted ways with offensive coordinator Marc Trestman and promoted quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg to the position. The Ravens rank 17th in rushing yards (99) and 22nd in total yards (338.2), passing yards (239.2), and points per game (18.8) per game. There is a precedent for such a move; in 2012, head coach John Harbaugh dismissed OC Cam Cameron – probably because of his alliterative name – and replaced him with then QB coach Jim Caldwell. Baltimore won the Super Bowl that year. Could lightning flash twice? Ravens online NFL betting fans sure hope so.