Just a reminder that we'll be launching our weekly Game Day chat on the BillBoard site at noon. Jay Skurski will be moderating again. Mike Harrington is en route after watching the Sabres win at the Devils last night. Jay will provide the usual stunning array of stats, polls, photos and various comic interludes. I will participate in the pre-game and until press box technology knocks me off.
It doesn't look good for the winless Bills today at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens are a 13-point favorite. They're third in the NFL in defense and first in third-down defense. The Bills are 30th in offense and 31st in third-down offense. Baltimore gets Ed Reed back today. The Ravens will honor their 2000 Super Bowl team in a pre-game ceremony. Ray Lewis, who played for that team and is still anchoring the Ravens' defense, will be the last player introduced. Good luck to Ryan Fitzpatrick and Co. today.
Under John Harbaugh, the Ravens are 8-0 as double digits favorites. They are 13-1 against teams with a losing record. They haven't lost to a team that failed to make the playoffs that season. It sounds like the anti-Dick Jauron to me.