Prediction Friday: Ravens-Packers
This is the last day in the bar for a week. But I refuse to disappoint our loyal customers.
I simply can’t shut down the bar on Prediction Friday. And this is a particularly interesting one.
Before I get into my Ravens-Packers thoughts, I want to thank those who have wished me a happy birthday and welcomed me to the “40 and over” club. As one friend emailed me, it certainly is better than the alternative.
One final programming note: The bar will be dark until Monday, Dec. 14 or Tuesday, Dec. 15. I’ll review this week’s predictions then.
Now to my thoughts on Monday night in Wisconsin.
I would like to pick the Ravens; that certainly makes it easier around here. I know they are playing with their backs against wall, and that certainly helps. But I just don’t like the Ravens in a game in which the opposition has a quality quarterback.
And I think Aaron Rodgers is one of the best QBs in the NFL. If he’s not yet, he is certainly on his way. I am not saying Green Bay blows out the Ravens. I think the Packers will have trouble running the ball and will be forced to be one-dimensional. I also think the Ravens will score some points against Green Bay’s defense.
Ultimately, I say it is a close game, 28-24 Packers. And Rodgers is the player of the game with three TDs thrown.
I know, how dare I?
Give me your thoughts, a final score and a hero of the game.
Daily Think Special: Prediction Friday: Ravens-Packers