If form holds, they’ll turn it over three times and still find a way to win.
That’s been among the most fascinating things about this team: By every rational, statistical measure, they shouldn’t be any better than 7-9 (and yes, the soft schedule has helped, but they still beat Houston, Green Bay and Minnesota).
They’ve been outscored this season.
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They’re near the bottom of the league in giveaway/takeaway ratio.
They’re sub-standard in every defensive category, especially the run, where they give up a league-worst 5.1 yards per carry.
All they do well is win football games.
I’m picking the Ravens — I’m a born contrarian — but wouldn’t be surprised if they found a way to pull this thing out.
We haven’t been right about them all season.
Maybe we’ll be wrong again.
Bob Kravitz is a columnist for The Indianapolis Star. Contact him at (317) 444-6643 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow Bob on Twitter at @bkravitz.