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Bye week blues

The Ravens obviously are happy to have this week off and there are all sorts of reasons why this was a perfect bye week for them -- and you can check out my latest column on that subject right here -- but that doesn't mean we have to like it.

The Orioles season ended on such a unexpectedly high note, that there actually was a bit of a letdown from that this week, and it's hard to get too pumped up for a weekend of college football when the Terps appear to be cruising for a bruising against Georgia Tech on Saturday.

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I wish I could find some reason to think the Terps will rise up and bite Paul Johnson's undefeated Yellow Jackets (5-0) on the rear end, but this one just looks like a major beatdown waiting to happen. Hope I'm wrong, because I think Randy Edsall is going to get the program on the right track -- both competitively and academically -- over the next couple of years.

Meanwhile, Ravens fans will have to settle for rooting against the Steelers and Patriots on Sunday. The AFC North will gain a game in the wild card race on at least one NFC East power, since the Patriots and Jets play each other in the only significant rivalry game of the weekend.

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And, no, there hasn't been any word on the Orioles front office situation, though I think that's coming soon.


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