... starting here. Baltimore beat Houston head-to-head earlier this season, but the
Ravens' play lately can best be described as shaky. My colleague, Dave Dameshek, predicted an interconference snafu from the
Ravens, and it came true. It seems Baltimore gets up for the
Steelers, then goes flat. It happened in Week 2 at Tennessee, and Sunday in Seattle. Joe Flacco is up, down, up, down, basically inconsistent as hell. Yes, he had 255 yards passing, but it took him 52 attempts to get there. His interception led to a field goal and a 22-7 lead. In the aforementioned loss in Nashville, Flacco went 15 of 32 with two picks. Despite beating Houston earlier this season, Baltimore's Jekyll-and-Hyde nature secures them no better than the seventh spot overall. By the way, it's not all on Flacco.
David Reed's two fumbles sure didn't help.