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Terrell Suggs guarantees a rematch

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The beating the Ravens took last night was thorough and convincing.

And they’re ready for another shot.

After allowing a record-tying seven touchdown passes from Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in a 49-27 loss, the Ravens weren’t backing down.

“The great thing is it’s Week 1,” Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs said, via Tom Pelissero of USA Today. “It’s one game. But I guarantee they will see us again.”

Granted, the last time the Ravens went to Denver, last year in the playoffs, the result was as different as the weather. After beating the Broncos in overtime in icy conditions then, the Ravens wilted in the damp heat.

“We’ve got some things we’ve got to fix, tighten up, obviously,” Suggs said. “But will we go in the tank? Is the whole season down the drain? No. It’s one game. It’s one game. All this game tells us – we’re not going to go 16-0. And I think the whole world knew that going in.”

The world did not know the Ravens were going to give up a franchise record in points allowed (previously, 46 by the Patriots in 1996).

The changes they made were significant, replacing many key veteran starters and role players. That leaves a lot of work to do before they ask for a rematch.

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  1. nationalmediacansuckit says: Sep 6, 2013 6:08 AM

    And let the Wah-vens fans shed the crocodile teams.

  2. nationalmediacansuckit says: Sep 6, 2013 6:08 AM

    *tears

  3. bigbenownsthenfl says: Sep 6, 2013 6:09 AM

    Hahaha.. as a Steeler fan we thank you Denver Broncos… Steeler nation thoroughly enjoyed that game!

  4. larrydavid7000 says: Sep 6, 2013 6:16 AM

    Ya keep telling yourself that fuggs. You and your pathetic team laid an egg on the field in front of a National TV. Ha Ha!!!!!! Super Bowl Chumps. 7 TDs in one game its not arena football Cleveland ravens and how about your head coach the special team coach time is catching up to this sorry team and its only the beginning.!!!!!!!

  5. wryly1 says: Sep 6, 2013 6:20 AM

    The beating was worse than the score. Denver had a pick six called back and Decker dropped a TD pass.

  6. vonkaiser2001 says: Sep 6, 2013 6:23 AM

    Where is every big mouth Raven fan on all of these articles? Not one single comment on any thread? Somehow the rest of the NFL fan base knew your defense was going to be awful yet you all ran your mouth about repeats…strange. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  7. zoxitic says: Sep 6, 2013 6:32 AM

    Miss Anquin Boldin much?

  8. treesloth16 says: Sep 6, 2013 6:33 AM

    No Ed Reed; secondary looked lost and played soft. Missed tackles, bad angles, missed opportunities. Someone needs to step up quick.

  9. ebr362 says: Sep 6, 2013 6:38 AM

    Suggs, you just got your arse handed to you on national tv, my Sugg’gestion would be to keep your mouth shut and not look any worse than you do right now.

  10. allhailkingflacco says: Sep 6, 2013 6:39 AM

    As long as we have a new free safety, a new #2 corner, a new #3 corner, a new defensive coordinator, a new game plan and new cleats…. I’m all for a rematch at that point.

  11. lemmetalkwouldya says: Sep 6, 2013 6:42 AM

    Fakes.

    One-hit wonders.

    Enjoy your Lombardi, Ravens fans, it’ll be the last one you get for many years.

    Suggs: Shut up.

  12. barkhardandloud says: Sep 6, 2013 6:50 AM

    Like Many said, Paul Kruger had nothing to do with Ravens success on Defense.. What you know about that!!!

  13. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 6, 2013 6:51 AM

    Sigh, looks like Ray Ray’s gonna have to come back and drag this team to the Superb Owl again.

  14. needtwohandsforalltheserings says: Sep 6, 2013 6:52 AM

    Please shut your mouth and show some humility. As a football fan (hate him as a Steelers fan…lol), but he really shouldnt be making any predictions at this time. The game should have been an even BIGGER blowout, had that pick six not been botched (hell, Flacco got lucky on a pass earlier in the game that was inches away from a pick six).

    Ravens, I hope you perform horribly the rest of the year, but know alot of us Steelers fans love you guys (and hate you just as much at the same time!)

  15. needtwohandsforalltheserings says: Sep 6, 2013 6:53 AM

    As a football fan (hate him as a Steelers fan…lol), love him**

  16. boyshole25 says: Sep 6, 2013 6:55 AM

    Ravanator wants an explanation

  17. jjpt4540 says: Sep 6, 2013 6:59 AM

    Yeah on TV

  18. dirtdawg54 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:00 AM

    You might want to fix giving up 510 net yards, 49 points, 7 passing TDs, your WR corps and Flacco’s accuracy before you go talking “rematch”.

  19. footballfan01 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:06 AM

    What an idiot. Stick a fork in the Ravens.

  20. cheesesteak75 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:09 AM

    “We’ve got some things we’ve got to fix” more like everything. That soft defense will get lit up by every NFL team! They will be lucky to see 8 – 8.

  21. broncokev says: Sep 6, 2013 7:09 AM

    As a Broncos fan I hope so.

  22. dontstabmeray says: Sep 6, 2013 7:10 AM

    I guarantee two things:
    1) The Ravens suck
    2) JoeMontanaFlacco cried all night.

    Cheers!

  23. jmblosser82 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:11 AM

    Looked like the ravens adopted the “if you can’t beat them, hurt them” gameplan. Webb did look good, but understandably tired, the run defense looked good, and that’s about it.

  24. vincentbojackson says: Sep 6, 2013 7:27 AM

    Did Suggs even play last night? The only time I saw him was on the sideline pouting. He and Dumervil were non-factors.

  25. bujuman69 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:30 AM

    Chumps!

  26. steel2372 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:30 AM

    I dont think you want a rematch. Manning threw for over 400 yards and 7 tds! It was a beatdown. Ravens better worry about that defense.

  27. jackkilburg says: Sep 6, 2013 7:32 AM

    At least they have Flacco

  28. southernpatriots says: Sep 6, 2013 7:35 AM

    Suggs is correct. It is just one game and the first game. And the Ravens will be motivated to revenge this butt whipping, but what a butt whipping, just as I thought it would be. All the Ravens can do now is talk.

  29. floratiotime says: Sep 6, 2013 7:37 AM

    I thought the Ravens were going to destroy everyone? I mean their fans are in here every day talking trash. And then Peyton makes them look like little girls. Too funny.

  30. bullcharger says: Sep 6, 2013 7:39 AM

    Pretty amazing second half from manning. It unfortunately reminded me of the 2007 Patriots. Something still weird compared to how manning threw it in his prime. Doesn’t have the zip unless he winds up. However, I think he’s more accurate now, which means he may be better then he used to be. Scary.

    In any case, he deserves all the praise in the world for that game. Suggs may not be back this time. They might just be bad. Manning may have been playing the ghosts of Baltimore past in the first half and then realized Ed Reed was gone.

  31. ironman721 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:43 AM

    That was awesome! Super Bowl party officially over.

  32. t8ertot says: Sep 6, 2013 7:43 AM

    All talking heads:

    “Their defense is younger and better”

    LOL

  33. jnbnet says: Sep 6, 2013 7:46 AM

    You have to make the playoffs first.

  34. piscataquis007 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:47 AM

    Only an idiot would get beat 49-27 and say “I wanna do that again!”

  35. mancave001 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:49 AM

    Pretty much what I thought would happen. Ravens made huge changes and looked terrible in the preseason. They also lucked their way into the SB last year. They should have lost in Denver last year were it not for horrible officiating and a freak blown coverage.

  36. ledzep826 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:49 AM

    maybe the luck has just ran out , no more gifts

  37. redskinsredskinsredskins says: Sep 6, 2013 7:58 AM

    HTTR: maryland’s team

  38. vegaskid21 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:59 AM

    Why on earth would this wannabe tough guy, want a rematch? So Manning can destroy them again and Suggs gets his azz handed to him by Denver’s TE Thomas, again? Just as stupid as he is ugly.

  39. redskinsredskinsredskins says: Sep 6, 2013 7:59 AM

    How retarded does Suggs look with those t-Rex gums?

  40. nfl fan says: Sep 6, 2013 8:00 AM

    Just shut up and play…..much better!

  41. ch1ggs says: Sep 6, 2013 8:12 AM

    I hope the score is even worse next time. Baltimore has some lippy players that need to be humbled.

    Suggs is one of them.

  42. Corey Jeppesen says: Sep 6, 2013 8:13 AM

    Dudes trying way to hard to replace the drama that is Ray Lewis.

  43. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 6, 2013 8:15 AM

    I previously said I though the Baltimore d would be better this year than last….. I was wrong.

  44. flaccodelic says: Sep 6, 2013 8:17 AM

    Agreed that this is a long season and a new team that still needs to come together, but too soon to say this stuff.

    Looked like a great game in the first half, finished as a brutal beatdown.

  45. Steeley McBeam says: Sep 6, 2013 8:21 AM

    Excuses and guarentees? Surprise, surprise…

    Ravens had no business being on that field last night. They got outplayed, out smarted, out coached and now out classed.

  46. reed20fence says: Sep 6, 2013 8:22 AM

    I mean let’s be honest here, Peyton isn’t the kinda of character that just runs the score up to prove a point. The reason they dropped 49 is because the Ravens were chasing them well into the fourth quarter.

    Stuff happens. You get just half of those ridiculously dropped balls by Clark and Dickson back and the entire game’s complexion changes.

    It’ll be aight.

  47. cash804 says: Sep 6, 2013 8:24 AM

    “The world did not know the Ravens were going to give up a franchise record in points allowed (previously, 46 by the Patriots in 1996).”

    Great line!

    HTTR…Maryland’s only undefeated team!!!

  48. rahavort says: Sep 6, 2013 8:31 AM

    Funny, whenever they win they are rather quiet. Whenever they lose (destroyed I should say) mouths always have to open. Keep focusing on your role in the defense Suggs and not your verbal guarantees; otherwise you may not see them again.

  49. notwithkubiak says: Sep 6, 2013 8:34 AM

    The only thing the Broncos and Suggs have in common are those horse teeth.

  50. 6ball says: Sep 6, 2013 8:38 AM

    .

    Dateline Denver : Fear Grips City

    .

  51. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Sep 6, 2013 8:40 AM

    Yeah Suggs, you will see them again on your TV set later in the year while you’re stewing at home. There’s no murderer farewell tour this year to save your asses and rig another championship for you. All you have now is a quarterback getting paid top dollar to continue his mediocrity and hog up team cap space. Your incessant rambling won’t change that reality.

  52. jjackwagon says: Sep 6, 2013 8:41 AM

    There won’t be a rematch if the Ravens keep playing like that.

  53. redskinpotatoes says: Sep 6, 2013 8:42 AM

    I feel sorry for the Ravens (first time ever) that they couldn’t open at home. Peter Angelos has become even less popular in Baltimore. I didn’t think it was possible.

  54. tombradyswig says: Sep 6, 2013 8:43 AM

    yeah right, if it wasn’t for wes’s and danny trevianthan’s (sp) blunders, it would’ve been 63-20!!!

    ravens are so toast!

    8-8, maybe!

  55. harbingeroftruth says: Sep 6, 2013 8:44 AM

    From the Super Bowl to the Toilet Bowl. Starters ran out of gas. Lack of credible players coming off of the bench. Your going to see this all year long. Secondary looked bad.

  56. jakescott13 says: Sep 6, 2013 8:46 AM

    The rematch will be next year. Ravens will b hard pressed to make the playoffs relying on Flacco to carry them.

  57. polegojim says: Sep 6, 2013 8:46 AM

    Wow – sour grapes.

    Yes T… the whole world knew it was the first game of the season and you were only playing one game at at time.

    Yes T… Franchise record points given up… and could easily have been 60… but it was the Bronco’s first game of the season too… and they made some blunders that cost them points.

    The Bronco’s will get better too.

  58. steelbydesign says: Sep 6, 2013 8:51 AM

    I have no doubt the Ravens will still be in the playoff hunt…

    But my god do they ever shut up? They whine about or for a flag after every play. They jump around and jaw like idiots after every tackle.

    I respect Suggs a lot as a player, but dude you just got your ass whooped on national television, just shut up.

  59. bbigbluewreckingcrew says: Sep 6, 2013 8:54 AM

    Sometimes a good ass kicking is just what a team needs early in the season. Especially after winning the Super Bowl. They’re going to have a target on there back all season long, get used to it.

  60. onlythebest36 says: Sep 6, 2013 8:59 AM

    Not the way that defense played last night.

  61. denverdude7 says: Sep 6, 2013 8:59 AM

    Time to face reality Mr. Suggs…

    The Ravens are officially in rebuilding mode and are no better than an 8-8 team.

    The team will be hampered by the 120 million contract given to Joe Flacco whether he deserved / earned it or not.

    The Ravens have simply lost too much talent and experience as well as a ton of leadership and are certain to struggle for awhile trying to find it again.

  62. facetooth says: Sep 6, 2013 9:00 AM

    Terrell Suggs, the second most overrated linebacker of all time. #1 Ray Lewis.

    When the Ravens win its because of luck or beneficial calls.

    #RavensStink

  63. hollymeus says: Sep 6, 2013 9:01 AM

    ball so hard univ

  64. tellmeaboutitbaby says: Sep 6, 2013 9:02 AM

    “We’ve got some things we’ve got to fix, tighten up, obviously,”

    Yeah, like the offense, defense, special teams, coaching…….

    Hahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahaha!!!

  65. johnnybgood19 says: Sep 6, 2013 9:05 AM

    On the up side for the ravens:

    1. You won the first half.
    2. You can again say you have a record breaking defense. (First defense to give up 7 touchdown passes in over 40 years)
    3. Not only is your quarterback rich, so is your head coach with his new extension. 7 million a year, he couldn’t challenge the Welker pass cause he was talking to his broker.
    4. Dallas Clark has great hands… to bad they’re made of stone.
    5. The Kieth Urban concert was great

    Have a great season

  66. newcomer2013 says: Sep 6, 2013 9:06 AM

    I will give the Ravens their due they won the Super Bowl last year, good for them. But this wooping feels good, all off season all I heard is how much better the Ravens were than the Broncos. I think there is credible evidence that last years playoff loss to the Ravens by the Broncos was a fluke.

  67. ingraven says: Sep 6, 2013 9:06 AM

    Few bright spots last night. I see we held back from blitzing. We only had a 4man rush the entire night. We didnt send any heat at him. High Risk = High Reward, but we never took any risks therefore didnt get rewarded.

  68. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 6, 2013 9:06 AM

    Problem is, you’ll have the same players. Denver could’ve easily scored 70 points. And Flacco should have had 2 pick 6′s. Yikes!

  69. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Sep 6, 2013 9:07 AM

    Hopefully he doesnt write a check he cant cash

  70. anhdazman says: Sep 6, 2013 9:12 AM

    You guys royally got your rear ends handed to you in Denver.

    There’s no rematch.

    There’s no chance for a repeat.

    You guys are good as one and done.

    That was a pathetic showing for a Championship team.

  71. hoops737 says: Sep 6, 2013 9:13 AM

    Rematch?! Yeah maybe next year T Scrub

  72. teecouch says: Sep 6, 2013 9:19 AM

    Suggs (aka Bubba Gump) needs to chill out.
    This beat down couldn’t have happened to a more deserving herd of players and rabble of so called ‘fans’.

  73. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Sep 6, 2013 9:21 AM

    Something tells me that Peyton Manning would welcome a rematch. Maybe he could throw for 8 TDs in that game.

  74. wearethesteelers says: Sep 6, 2013 9:28 AM

    You need about to worry about Steeler Nation.

  75. glb020971 says: Sep 6, 2013 9:32 AM

    Ravens want make playoffs

  76. jbaxt says: Sep 6, 2013 9:34 AM

    Oh, you liked getting humiliated?

  77. elliottcovert says: Sep 6, 2013 9:36 AM

    Oh man, that loss was B-A-D. Their defensive coverage wasn’t tight enough, and they were clearly, visibly gassed for the entire third quarter. The offensive play calling was also very predictable (run between the tackles on first, medium pass on second and third leading to a punt on fourth) and helped exhaust the defense by leading a big string of three and outs.

    The only bright spot was that the pass rush looked good with Dumervil balancing out Suggs. But it looked like a case of one step forward, ten steps back.

  78. yahmule says: Sep 6, 2013 9:38 AM

    That’s right, Terrell. Shake Peyton’s piss out of your hair and try to carry on.

  79. norseyapper says: Sep 6, 2013 9:40 AM

    If the Ravens don’t improve their line play on both sides of the ball they will have to wait for a rematch next year. If you give Manning that kind of time, well, the results speak for themselves.

  80. faulkana says: Sep 6, 2013 9:40 AM

    Man, I bet his wife took a beating when he got home this morning!
    The only good thing about the off-season is not having to hear this moron speak.

  81. bengalskuta82 says: Sep 6, 2013 9:42 AM

    T.Suggs, your team is embarrassing. Your own teammates ran into each other and injured each other…lol.. I mean, are you guys really the reigning world champs? It really didn’t seem like it. I bet a College team could have smoked u guys too. You are pathetic to guarantee another match. Just keep asking Peyton to run the score on you guys other than just say, “Oh Hail King Peyton”

  82. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Sep 6, 2013 9:45 AM

    Such commendable bravado! Easy to say five minutes after you got wasted. What a loudmouth.

  83. homelanddefense says: Sep 6, 2013 9:45 AM

    the scary part for Baltimore is that Denver was missing Von Miller and Champ Bailey.

  84. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 6, 2013 9:45 AM

    This team won’t win 8 games. And this joker is talking about playoffs?

    Bengals are the only team in this division that will make the playoffs.

  85. floridaslonechargersfan says: Sep 6, 2013 9:49 AM

    Why would you want to get your ass handed to you again in four months Mr. Suggs?

  86. denvertrue says: Sep 6, 2013 9:54 AM

    I wonder how he’s able to walk after that thorough arse whipping.

  87. eatitfanboy says: Sep 6, 2013 9:58 AM

    Nobody wants to see that rematch more than the Broncos.

  88. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Sep 6, 2013 10:02 AM

    Lots of Ratards fans were boasting about how awesome their team would be again this year even after their mass player exodus. Here’s to you eating humble pie. With that said. The Ravens looked like two different teams. The first half they dominated the offensive line and the broncows couldn’t put together a pass rush, in the second half they looked like prized bull fighters from Elspana. The Ratards will have better days, but they are a looooooooooong way from being last years team.

  89. steelersownu says: Sep 6, 2013 10:05 AM

    RAVENS = EXPOSED FOR WHAT THEY REALLY ARE

  90. stigman2012 says: Sep 6, 2013 10:06 AM

    Ravens may experience the Super Bowl curse and not even make the post season if they keep playing like last night. While the offense was serviceable–not great–but serviceable, how do you let a team throw seven tds when that team has no running threat? At some point, say after the fifth td, you’d think the Ravens defense would say, “Hey, let’s cover the receivers.”

    You put that same Ravens defense against a team with both a pass and run attack, will not be pretty.

  91. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Sep 6, 2013 10:07 AM

    If you think the Ravens are now pushovers because they were carved up in week one by one of the best QB’s to play the game, now with a loaded (no pun intended) supporting cast, you obviously don’t know football. Believe me I’d love it to be true but c’mon man.

    That being said if Flacco wasn’t benched at halftime then surely this would’ve been a much closer game. Wait what? He played the whole game? Oh.

  92. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Sep 6, 2013 10:16 AM

    reed20fence says:
    Sep 6, 2013 8:22 AM
    You get just half of those ridiculously dropped balls by Clark and Dickson back and the entire game’s complexion changes.

    ————————————————–

    That’s like saying “Spot my boys 20 points and they can win this game.” Oh wait, no they wouldn’t have.

  93. baltimoresnativeson says: Sep 6, 2013 10:21 AM

    You guys do realize manning blew out the ravens 3 times including the playoffs with reed and ray on the team right? Its what manning does. Shine in the reg season and choke in the playoffs. Do it in January. Joe has.

  94. Grulks says: Sep 6, 2013 10:25 AM

    I’m not a Ravens fan, in fact as a Dallas fan I pretty much hate them.

    However, to the people saying the Ravens are done, and 8-8, are you crazy?

    The fact is, the Ravens played pretty good inthe first half. Denver is a tough place to play in with that thin air, and opening on the road isn’t easy either. No doubt Ravens got manhandled the second half, but that doesnt erase how well they played in the first half.

    I suspect Ravens will prob still make the playoffs. Where I hope Manning and company demolish them all over again ;)

  95. citizenstrange says: Sep 6, 2013 10:25 AM

    Don’t worry Suggs. The Raven defense will still hold Roethlisberger to 13 points and sack him six times.

    The reason Manning did so well against you is that he gets rid of the ball in under seven seconds.

  96. jnbnet says: Sep 6, 2013 10:30 AM

    bbigbluewreckingcrew says:
    Sep 6, 2013 8:54 AM
    Sometimes a good ass kicking is just what a team needs early in the season. Especially after winning the Super Bowl. They’re going to have a target on there back all season long, get used to it.

    I hate the Ravens, but I remember one year when the Patriots got thier butts kicked by the Bills in the first game….shutout. They went on to win the superbowl that year.

  97. jmblosser82 says: Sep 6, 2013 10:33 AM

    Reed20ffense, the only what if that you can say is what if Trevathan wasn’t an idiot, the final score most likely would’ve been 56-20. Raven nations pointed out all offseason that you can’t play the what if game and after the first game the what if game is already being played.
    It’s only 1 game, but the only things that looked good was Webb(he looked understandably tired tho)and the run defense.

  98. FoozieGrooler says: Sep 6, 2013 10:36 AM

    Time for a new stupid t-shirt Terrell.

    May I suggest: “Oh no, we suck again!”

  99. zoxitic says: Sep 6, 2013 10:37 AM

    Suggs waving off the camera was comical. Now, we are waving off your season.

  100. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 6, 2013 10:42 AM

    reed20fence says:

    You get just half of those ridiculously dropped balls by Clark and Dickson back and the entire game’s complexion changes.
    —————————————————–
    How in the world would that have helped the defense?

  101. realdealsteel says: Sep 6, 2013 10:44 AM

    TOLD YOU THAT WE WOULDN’T SEE ANY RAVENS FANS AFTER THURSDAY’S GAME! hahahahahahaha.

    Flacco was exposed for the bum that he really is. He throws the ball up in the air and hopes for the best atleast half of all his passes.

    But there is no Boldin to bail him out now. So his real passing skills were on display last night….and we found he really doesn’t have any!!

    To all you Ravens fans..I hope you enjoyed that glass of “Shut Up” juice that the Broncos gave you last night. Shut up for the rest of the season.

  102. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 6, 2013 10:47 AM

    Cricketts from joeflaccomontana who would have guessed? Where are you skippy?

  103. Akula says: Sep 6, 2013 10:49 AM

    Don’t forget the Flacco banner on your way out!!!

  104. vietnambob2473 says: Sep 6, 2013 10:52 AM

    2 of the ravens touchdowns were free anyway (welker muff and trevathan call back). Broncos could have easily scored 60+

    Scary part is that the broncos were without their top 2 players on defense last night.

  105. crazycane says: Sep 6, 2013 10:56 AM

    Don’t you have to make the playoffs for that?

  106. sbchampsagain says: Sep 6, 2013 10:56 AM

    I’m glad Peyton and my Broncos came to play.

    That beat down COMPLETELY makes up for the terrible preformance in the playoffs last year, where we choked as the #1 seed and handed the SB to the Ravens.

  107. slick50ks says: Sep 6, 2013 10:58 AM

    Manning-regular season god.

    He’ll be doing his usual choke later in the year, as expected.

  108. snakeskinsoul says: Sep 6, 2013 10:58 AM

    SOOOO the ratbirds are gonna be 0-2 after the Browns spoil their party next Sunday…funny how razor sharp that fine line is between talent and potential…you replace enough talented pieces with people who have “potential” and this kind of thing happens. HILARIOUS to see ratbird fans moaning about dropped passes that “would have changed the entire complexion of the game” REALLY? I guess you COULD have lost 49-44.

  109. orivar says: Sep 6, 2013 11:01 AM

    All it really was, was week 1 rust. The Ravens have new pieces and have to gel as there is only so much that practice and preseason can do. People that try to call a season based on Week 1 are very uneducated.

  110. majormeatcurtains says: Sep 6, 2013 11:01 AM

    Sorry fat boy, 7 wins won’t get you the privilege of seeing us again.

  111. dwarftosser says: Sep 6, 2013 11:02 AM

    True, it’s just one game and everyone over reacts after week 1. However, it pretty much affirms what most of us thought about the Raven’s defense and it’s hard to imagine them getting off to a worse start.

  112. mjdkid100 says: Sep 6, 2013 11:05 AM

    reed20fence says:

    You get just half of those ridiculously dropped balls by Clark and Dickson back and the entire game’s complexion changes.
    ———————

    And if the Broncos safety doesnt misplay one ball last year, you dont have a super bowl.

    Kind rough when the what-ifs go both ways huh?

  113. hess97 says: Sep 6, 2013 11:06 AM

    and now the world knows what Jimmy Smith looks like when he’s not holding the crap out of the reciever. posterized. torched. toast.

  114. ravenscaps48 says: Sep 6, 2013 11:08 AM

    Love the Steelers fans chiming in… You guys are right there with us.

  115. baltimoresnativeson says: Sep 6, 2013 11:10 AM

    I’m a ravens fan and I’m here. Great game by the Broncos. Blew us out in reg season just like last year. Maybe will see you in playoffs. Just like last year.

  116. majormeatcurtains says: Sep 6, 2013 11:11 AM

    Grulks says: Sep 6, 2013 10:25 AM

    I’m not a Ravens fan, in fact as a Dallas fan I pretty much hate them.

    However, to the people saying the Ravens are done, and 8-8, are you crazy?

    The fact is, the Ravens played pretty good inthe first half. Denver is a tough place to play in with that thin air, and opening on the road isn’t easy either. No doubt Ravens got manhandled the second half, but that doesnt erase how well they played in the first half.

    I suspect Ravens will prob still make the playoffs. Where I hope Manning and company demolish them all over again ;)
    ———————————————————–
    Actually, It DOES erase the absolute bum reaming they got in the second half. Last time I checked you have to play a complete game. They didn’t. They got BURNED fool.

  117. lovefootball4life says: Sep 6, 2013 11:16 AM

    Most of these comments are from teams who haven’t even taken the field yet. Seems like Bronco fans are showing class and treating it like another day at the office.

    That game sucked but I’m holding onto the team we saw in the first half (minus the dropped passes) and calling it week 1. For all you Suggs haters that was pretty much the point he was trying to make.

    But by all means, hate on. It’ll likely be your teams turn by Monday.

  118. nananatman says: Sep 6, 2013 11:21 AM

    That was sooooo satisfying. How do you feel about Ed Reed today? Probably too old to contribute.

  119. soxfan80 says: Sep 6, 2013 11:24 AM

    You’ll see them again Suggs – Wildcard weekend as the #6 seed going into Denver to get beat down again.

  120. niner13 says: Sep 6, 2013 11:26 AM

    Flacco is no “elite” QB worth $120mill. Had a career game in the SB, but was exposed against Denver.

  121. vaster says: Sep 6, 2013 11:28 AM

    Walt Coleman is by far the worst official on the planet.

  122. lolatsillysuggs says: Sep 6, 2013 11:31 AM

    Suggs is a very average player who’s mouth has gotten him much more attention than his play. It will be a pleasure mocking him all year.

  123. steelcurtainn says: Sep 6, 2013 11:36 AM

    Joe Pick-0……and now Suggs running his mouth again. I wouldn’t be talking after getting blown out by 30 points. This is what should of really happen last year if goodell didn’t want to see ray ray go out with a win.

  124. FinFan68 says: Sep 6, 2013 11:37 AM

    Manning’s 7 TDs were a historic accomplishment but I think several QBs could have done the same thing. It wasn’t like he was pinpointing perfect throws into tight coverage all game. These receivers were open all game and missed tackles contributed greatly. I am not trying to take away from what Peyton did. I am simply saying that the Raven’s defense has some serious issues.

    It is possible they were just tired. It was the first game where they had to play hard for 60 minutes and it is tougher at altitude. The hurry-up obviously hurt them but they sure didn’t look as good as many “experts” said they would be. If they do not fix that defense, they will not get to the playoffs.

  125. enoughofthatalready says: Sep 6, 2013 11:38 AM

    ravenscaps48 says:
    Sep 6, 2013 11:08 AM
    Love the Steelers fans chiming in… You guys are right there with us.
    -
    Um…not really. Steelers are 0-0, Ravens are 0-1. Steelers are currently 1/2 game ahead of the Ravens and the Ravens are in last place.

  126. kingkornkahn says: Sep 6, 2013 11:38 AM

    Not time for the Ravens to hit the panic button.

    Hit the panic button next Sunday at 4:10 if the Ravens lose to the Browns.

  127. Marius says: Sep 6, 2013 11:40 AM

    Flacco’s history as a regular season quarterback is “middle of the pack” and his post season performances haven’t been anything spectacular – with the exception of last year. However, he only completed 57% of his passes and the 11/0 TD to Int ratio would have been much different if not for some severely blown coverages and dropped passes by defenders. He had a lucky run. The Ravens put all their eggs in his basket thinking he is an upper echelon QB capable of carrying the team by throwing the ball 50-60 times a game. Welcome back to a reality where Flacco is nowhere near that type of QB. And before you say he threw the ball 62 times last night because they were behind…remember, he threw the ball almost 30 times in the 1st half when they were leading…

  128. olcap says: Sep 6, 2013 11:42 AM

    For the Steeler fans that are understandably happy at last night’s outcome, don’t forget how your team with the #1 ranked defense became chumps under the passing assault of Tim Tebow. And THAT was a playoff game. So you should definitely think before bashing a team losing in week one, albeit, it was a real thrashing.

  129. gottaplan says: Sep 6, 2013 11:47 AM

    Dude…you gave up essentially a 50 spot…. you are not going to the playoffs!

  130. lovefootball4life says: Sep 6, 2013 12:01 PM

    niner13 says: Sep 6, 2013 11:26 AM

    Flacco is no “elite” QB worth $120mill. Had a career game in the SB, but was exposed against Denver.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Still bitter huh. Flacco had decent numbers: 34/62 362, 2TD, 2Int. He threw a career high number of times so clearly he tried to put the game on his back but the hole was too deep and the defense fell apart. The picks need to go away. The stone hand TEs didn’t help either. I’ll take that performance any day.

    The team as a whole imploded in the second half. Flacco wasn’t exposed. The defense and stone hand receivers were exposed.

  131. sullijo1 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:05 PM

    Dumervil – nice game, 1 tackle, 1 assist.

    Way to show up big!!

  132. therealsmiley says: Sep 6, 2013 12:09 PM

    Ratbirds can stop talking now. Hail!

  133. gzinn18631 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:21 PM

    Stevie Wonder said; After last nights game, i can see why Flacco makes more money than Peyton.

  134. restonraven says: Sep 6, 2013 12:28 PM

    I am not scared to post. I thought all along that this was one of the toughest games on our schedule. We were obligated to play Denver in Denver, and after the baseball snafu I was glad Baltimore got it out of the way first game. It is their longest travel road game of the season and it is done. I was not anticipating a win, but certainly not the butt-whipping that they got. Nothing went right. The second half was probably one of the sloppiest I had seen over the last few years.

    Every NFL team has a game like this on occasion. I remember when the Ravens blew out the Steelers opening day of the 2011 season.

    You are never as good or as bad as the first game of the season. We have seen that time and again in the NFL. I always think the 4th game quarter pole is the best benchmark for understanding what kind of team you have. I think this punch in the mouth by the Broncos has wiped any of that lingering Super Bowl taste out of the Ravens mouths. It will definitely take some of the luster off of the banner raising ceremony at M&T Stadium next week. However, I do anticipate that the Ravens will bounce back strong at home against the Browns.

  135. rickc402 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:31 PM

    Just look at last year, when Ray Lewis went out with an injury that defense fell apart. No difference this year, but now they are missing Ed Reed.

  136. jwcarlson says: Sep 6, 2013 12:33 PM

    To have a rematch one must have first had a match. And what I saw last night did not qualify as a match.

  137. ravc82 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:38 PM

    Do you Steeler fans get together on weekends too and drop each others pants or is it only on Ravens threads?

  138. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 6, 2013 12:42 PM

    Well Ravens fans, you wanted the Joe Flacco era, you got it! This is what it looks like when Joe is no longer just another player on offense, but has to carry the load. Not pretty is it? And don’t forget the TD that got taken off the board when Joe threw what really WAS a pick six.

    But keep on telling us how little he counts against the cap this year. Ha ha!

    And keep on telling us how Ed Reed was old and washed up, and with all these hot new signings the defense will be great!

    Note to Suggs: the only rematch you’ll be getting with Denver will be on Madden 2013.

  139. cedarstrength says: Sep 6, 2013 12:42 PM

    Last year I said the best thing that could happen when the Steelers did not make the playoffs, was that the Ravens win the Superbowl and then overpay Flacco, which would result in a mass exodus of leadership from Baltimore. So happy I was correct. Thank you Ravens for making Flacco the highest paid player in NFL history. Now last night…that was ELITE.

  140. allday28mvpmvp says: Sep 6, 2013 12:44 PM

    nationalmediacansuckit says: Sep 6, 2013 6:08 AM

    And let the Wah-vens fans shed the crocodile teams.

    ———

    “Wah-vens”? Really? Is that supposed to be creative? Because it really is not. Add that to the list of elementary school nicknames that people post.

    Others include Forty-whiners, Erin Rodgers, etc

    The only truly funny one is SeAdderall Seahawks the rest sound like 3rd graders taking jabs at eachother. Please grow up, we have to read these comments

  141. bighurt228 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:52 PM

    Ratbird are a wounded bird, who has lost his heart and soul. He’s lost his way, and the team has no identity. There’s no excuses. They gave up in the third quarter and it showed. They were a one year wonder and gutted their team due to salary cap issues. The musty smell in their locker room, is from being in the AFC north cellar. They better get use to it for the next few years !!

  142. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 6, 2013 12:53 PM

    I really thought the Raven’s D would be better this year…

    I was wrong

  143. rexryanstoecheese says: Sep 6, 2013 1:06 PM

    —–>>>>>Terrell Suggs thought bubble—->>>>

    “Note to self; make sure to ask Coach Ryan about how making Guarantees in the NFL worked out for him…..Damn! I’m such an idiot…”

  144. overratedsteelerhater says: Sep 6, 2013 1:09 PM

    if ravens challenge dropped ball play game prob different.got blown out by Denver last year.Then what?CHAMPS…LET IT PLAY OUT.[sure denvers not going 16-0]

  145. rexryanstoecheese says: Sep 6, 2013 1:10 PM

    That almost pick 6 which was intended for Rice coming out of the backfield was classic Joe. Could NOT have telegraphed that anymore if he tried.

  146. cfeeley52 says: Sep 6, 2013 1:12 PM

    jmblosser82 says:
    Sep 6, 2013 10:33 AM
    Reed20ffense, the only what if that you can say is what if Trevathan wasn’t an idiot, the final score most likely would’ve been 56-20. Raven nations pointed out all offseason that you can’t play the what if game and after the first game the what if game is already being played.
    It’s only 1 game, but the only things that looked good was Webb(he looked understandably tired tho)and the run defense.
    —————————————-
    I agree we can’t play the what if game, we were beat soundly. Looking forward to the browns next week, should be a good recovery…

  147. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says: Sep 6, 2013 1:14 PM

    Ravens need to go get a GOOD TE. Dallas Clark should retire. Broncos looked good but it’s only going to take one hit…One hit to Mannings neck..
    Lets hope that happens

  148. stainlessstill says: Sep 6, 2013 1:14 PM

    Welcome to defending the title, Ratfrauds. Hope the Fluko pay-day was worth it. I’d call San Fran right now and BEG for Boldin to come back. Atleasy you’ll have a chance at Flacco’s aimless jump-balls.

  149. footballchic777 says: Sep 6, 2013 2:03 PM

    Suggs can guarantee all he wants, Ravens won’t make it back there!

  150. sybo79 says: Sep 6, 2013 2:08 PM

    They still won the super bowl.. None of your sorry ass teams did last year.

  151. SAV says: Sep 6, 2013 2:21 PM

    Best thing that could have happened to the Ravens was this epic loss, the team will be forced to galvanize or roll over.

  152. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Sep 6, 2013 2:22 PM

    ravc82 says:
    Sep 6, 2013 12:38 PM
    Do you Steeler fans get together on weekends too and drop each others pants or is it only on Ravens threads?

    ——————————————————

    I’m pretty sure ravens fans do the same thing in Steelers threads. Pot meet kettle.

  153. harbingeroftruth says: Sep 6, 2013 2:27 PM

    REMATCH?!?!? In order for there to be a rematch you have to show up and play the team the first time.

    Sending the practice squad in your places does not count!!

  154. hakunamangata says: Sep 6, 2013 2:31 PM

    So each time Suggs has guaranteed a rematch after a bad loss, he’s been proved a prophet (steelers in 08, Pats in 09) and usually they do much better. Kinda like when Anquan said the team was happy to see Denver again after the beating they took in Baltimore last season. A beating that helped propel them to the Super Bowl. So write them off, but do it at your own risk. The fact is the ravens can’t play much worse and the broncos can’t play much better than what we saw last night. And if they do play again, my guess is the player roles will be far more defined than they were and Pees will know where and when to use guys.

  155. bucksnknucks says: Sep 6, 2013 2:38 PM

    Suggs is easily the biggest blowhard in the NFL. Has been for years. I will enjoy watching the Ratbirds defense get shredded this season.

  156. baltimoresnativeson says: Sep 6, 2013 2:43 PM

    In Soviet Russia….

    Touchdown throws PEYTON!!

  157. supashug says: Sep 6, 2013 2:44 PM

    tough game for the Ravens, they have been celebrating for several months, the hangover was real. Peyton probably never took his helmet off after his dismal playoff game last year. And Ravens or not he will choke again when his old bones hit 30 degrees.
    Watching horseteeth Elway explain how he got bent over with a Flacco poster the size of Godzilla was classic.

  158. audient says: Sep 6, 2013 2:59 PM

    Think the Ravens look bad now, wait till they are 0-2, after Brandon Weeden throws not 7 but enough TDs to win while T Rich scores 1 or 2 on the ground.

    Everyone’s a winner, step right up!

  159. channer81 says: Sep 6, 2013 3:03 PM

    I’m not a Raven fan by any means, but didn’t Denver fans sound like this after last years pounding in Baltimore?

    Until Manning delivers when it matters in Denver, Tebow has still won you more playoffs games than he has.

    Great game by Peyton none the less, I have a feeling Brady, Rodgers, and Brees felt personally challenged after that 7 TD performance.

  160. newcomer2013 says: Sep 6, 2013 3:10 PM

    Ravens need to go get a GOOD TE. Dallas Clark should retire. Broncos looked good but it’s only going to take one hit…One hit to Mannings neck..
    Lets hope that happens

    This is an example of how you do not want to raise your children.

  161. steelersownu says: Sep 6, 2013 3:18 PM

    the Rats just got exposed

  162. warhammer420 says: Sep 6, 2013 3:19 PM

    u mad bro?

  163. cfeeley52 says: Sep 6, 2013 3:46 PM

    sbchampsagain says:
    Sep 6, 2013 10:56 AM
    I’m glad Peyton and my Broncos came to play.

    That beat down COMPLETELY makes up for the terrible preformance in the playoffs last year, where we choked as the #1 seed and handed the SB to the Ravens.
    ———————————–
    Really? Completely makes up for it? You’ll take a week one win over a Lombardi trophy? Something tells me not every bronco fan agrees with you…

  164. vicksux says: Sep 6, 2013 4:11 PM

    Flacco’s flatulence is back!! Luck only gets your through for so long. BTW, Buttmore Purple Pigeons were a disgrace during the national anthem last night. Hope you learned that Karma is alive and well and it came back and bit you in your butts seven times!!!!

  165. vicksux says: Sep 6, 2013 4:14 PM

    They played so bad last night that I am sure moving vans would be more than welcome to show up in the middle of the night. I wonder what city they will take their next team from?

  166. olcap says: Sep 6, 2013 4:38 PM

    newcomer2013 says: Sep 6, 2013 3:10 PM

    Ravens need to go get a GOOD TE. Dallas Clark should retire. Broncos looked good but it’s only going to take one hit…One hit to Mannings neck..
    Lets hope that happens

    This is an example of how you do not want to raise your children.
    ———————-

    Are you actually lobbying for Peyton Manning to have his neck injured in a hit?

    Man, if you are, you are the biggest POS to ever post here.

  167. tigersgeaux says: Sep 6, 2013 5:00 PM

    “Confession is good for the soul.” I definitely thought they would be better than they played in that game. Well, there is yet a long season ahead of them to improve.

  168. believeland1954 says: Sep 6, 2013 5:34 PM

    T-Sizzle,
    Shut up! You got handled all night by an All Pro tackle, which happens every time you face a quality tackle. The vaunted Ravens defense was imbarressed on national television and its on you for being the ” leader” of this joke on a defense.

  169. laserw says: Sep 6, 2013 5:37 PM

    First, Suggs has and is a big ass.

    Second, the entire Ravens team including Suggs was playing just as dirty as they did in the Super Bowl. These fools were chop blocking and doing everything to injure other players.

    What ended up happening was the Broncos kicked their butts – hit for hit was matched. The Ravens can’t handle being played rough – and they break and look foolish.

    The Ravens have never been a great team last year nor this year – they are all hype – they were exposed for being a paper team with no depth and a remarkable lack of talent despite the blather of Collingsworth last night trying to put ozzie newsome into the hall of fame as a GM.

    Suggs needs to shut his trap and to start playing football. Taking off plays (and he did) is unprofessional.

  170. jmblosser82 says: Sep 6, 2013 6:01 PM

    Most of Flacco’s yards came against a prevent with little pressure, he only managed 10 points in the second half

  171. jmblosser82 says: Sep 6, 2013 6:10 PM

    And how many if those 360-something yards came from a 2-3 yard dump offand the RB, WR, or a TE broke a tackle and made a long run or just had the defender go for an INT and let Clark run for 30 yards. Below average joe last night.

  172. orangecrush823 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:53 PM

    reed20fence says: Sep 6, 2013 8:22 AM

    I mean let’s be honest here, Peyton isn’t the kinda of character that just runs the score up to prove a point. The reason they dropped 49 is because the Ravens were chasing them well into the fourth quarter.

    Stuff happens. You get just half of those ridiculously dropped balls by Clark and Dickson back and the entire game’s complexion changes.

    It’ll be aight.
    ———————————————-
    Seriously dude? You really think the outcome of the game was because Dallas Clark dropped a couple of balls? What about Welker dropping that punt? Take away 7 from you guys… What about the ball that Trevathan dropped? 7 for us! What about the TD pass Decker dropped? Another 7 for us! The score should have been 63-10! Your team got throttled, now own it..

  173. Dennis Koulatsos says: Sep 6, 2013 7:57 PM

    Hahaha! Hysterical thread! Denver fans are acting like they won a Super Bowl. LOL. I guess that loss last year really hurt, eh?:) I can empathize though. Having lost an AFCCG to the Steelers and one to the Patriots, those playoff losses are hard to take.

    7 TD passes….blah blah blah….stats are for LOSERS!!!! Hello!!! There are 15 more games to go!!! Whether we lost by 50 or 5, it still only counts as one (by the way, I’m typing this s l o w l y so my Steeler buddies will understand;-)

    Speaking of the Steelers – we are genuinely flattered by the attention. At least you guys have won some games in the past (yawn)

    Bengal fans – your sorry franchise hasn’t won a playoff game since 1990! So shut up!

    As for the Browns? Please….

    To recap – would we have loved to have won this game? Absolutely! The fact that we didn’t does not mean the season is lost. This is a young team, that will get better as the season progresses. Heck, if we are 4-4 at the halfway point, I’d be happy. Then they’ll be in position to push for a playoff spot. My Steeler buddies get this. They understand “the business.”

    Kudos to the Broncs last night. They took it to us in the second half. No excuses. No complaints. No explanations. Congrats to being 1 – 0!

  174. orivar says: Sep 6, 2013 8:55 PM

    People are still talking about the playoffs in WEEK 1, the kick off game to the season at that. Nobody else has played yet.

    Do you people know football at all? Unless it’s one of those teams that have issues at almost every position (Raiders), you do NOT call a season at week one. You do NOT talk about the playoffs at week one. The Ravens have more new pieces than the Broncos do. Obviously they’re going to have more chemistry to gain than the Broncos and it doesn’t help they lost a starter that is used to the system early on. Both teams made mistakes, Ravens were more costly but both did NOT look crisp.

    Why? Because it’s week 1!!

    Point out the errors is one thing however thinking you can predict the season of both teams that are yearly playoff contenders based on the first week is stupid. I’m seriously wondering if many of the people that comment on here know the game at all.

  175. stanzona says: Sep 7, 2013 11:39 AM

    The Ravens are now a stellar 1 -5 in their last 6 regular season games. They needed a miracle conversion on a 4th and 29 play against SD to secure that one victory. During that stretch, they lost 2 games to the Donkeys by a combined score of 83-31. They had a nice playoff run spurred by a fluke play. They deserve kudos for catching fire during the playoffs but the reality is the team has a myriad of issues. Their record without Ray Lewis speaks volumes about this team. Suggs has the IQ of a tangerine. It will be fun to watch this band of loudmouths implode. Enjoy the season Raven fans. At least they’ll get a nice draft pick.

  176. Vir Publius says: Sep 7, 2013 12:40 PM

    The Ravens didn’t even deserve to see the Broncos last year in the playoffs. The teams have played three times in the past 10 months. Two of those games were complete blow outs by the Broncos, one was a fluke win by the Ravens. Just goes to show that Championship run was about luck, not talent.

  177. pemory says: Sep 8, 2013 8:08 PM

    He’s right! I’m sure they’ll play again…next season. :)

  178. pats1977 says: Sep 10, 2013 12:54 PM

    Dude shut your mouth! What about saying something like I hope to meet these guys again? You have know clue how the regular season will unfold. You got lucky not once, not twice, but three times last year to go on and win the SB. You got lucky that you made the playoffs. Then you got lucky again on hail-mary pass with less than a minute to play against the broncos. Lastly, the Pats had the lead until Gronk reinjured his arm and Talib got hurt and never returned back in the game. Go watch the game again, it was no coincidence that your offense could not do jack with the ball until Talib got hurt and was out of the game. You won’t be so lucky this year.

  179. bighurt228 says: Sep 11, 2013 12:04 AM

    If they had a contest for ugliest NFL player……..Suggly would be in the top 2. Lol

  180. bengaliballer says: Sep 11, 2013 5:09 PM

    Yes, it was a bad loss, but it’s possible to overcome some of those issues. The defense needs some time to gel together. Also, Flacco wasn’t truly the offensive killer, it was the running game. Ray Rice had plenty of opportunities and did basically nothing, putting the offense in 3rd and “very difficults”. 75% of teams around the league don’t show their true selves on week 1, I think the Ravens will get better.

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