Joe Flacco had only 3,613 last season, in his last two games he managed to average only two TD's, over 250 yards, and a quarterback rating of over 100 per game.
Flacco is taking his top 10 receiving corp up against, tata... the Broncos 20th ranked passing offense and 17th ranked passing defense, but Broncos are stoked to have cornerback Andre Goodman coming back this week though clearly he is not going to be 100%.
Speaking of the Broncos, Kyle Ortan was just sacked 6 times and knocked around countless other times against the Titans last weekend, while on the other hand Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, is coming off a steller career-best 11 tackle performance in Pittsburgh.
Linebacker Terrell Suggs has had a sack in each of the last two games, he currently leads the Ravens in sacks.
Suggs has accumulated 60 sacks so far. Suggs has proven his durability by playing 16 games in every season of his entire professional career until he was taken out by a chop block last season by Brady Quinn.
“Heck yeah it was a cheap shot,” Lewis said after the Ravens' 16-0 win. “When you’re running down and you’re looking at the quarterback going at somebody’s knees who doesn’t even have the ball. I want to see if he gets the same fine I got or even higher. Now this man is out four or five weeks because of some baloney like that.”
This of course brings us to the player leading the Ravens in tackles, a player who is arguably the knarliest linebacker ever.
And who could forget just how candid Lewis was when asked by Colin Cowherd about Tim Tebow...
“The thing I was more shocked by, is you see all the people who were willing to help him,” Lewis responded. “I don’t know many people who were willing to help other athletes like that. Jon Gruden loved him to death. You see all these people who took out their personal time to really work with him and make this big issue, big issue, big issue. I don’t know why he was any different than anyone else. Every young child has that dream, that same dream that Tebow had. So I don’t know why he was bigger … than any of the other guys.
“The target is always simple,” Lewis said. “You play this game for one reason. You play this game to find people’s weaknesses. If he is going to be a target … basically he plays the quarterback position, so, from my position, the target is just hit him in the mouth and keep rolling.”
When an athlete believes the brain can enable the body to do amazing things. Modern science has a term for this phenomena the placebo effect.
If you thought the placebo effect was all in the mind, think again...
Research suggests that placebos work, in part, by blocking pain signals in the spinal cord from arriving at the brain in the first place.
When patients expect a treatment to be effective, the brain area responsible for pain control is activated, causing the release of natural endorphins
The sequence of events in the brain closely mirrors the way opioid drugs, such as morphine, work — adding weight to the view that the placebo effect is grounded in physiology.
The finding strengthens the argument that many established medical treatments derive part of their effectiveness from the patients’ expectation that the drugs will make them better.
“We’ve shown that psychological factors can influence pain at the earliest stage of the central nervous system, in a similar way to drugs like morphine,” said Falk Eippert, of the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, who led the study.
This of course brings us to the PlaTebow Effect
The PlaTebow effect not only opens the mind's eye of those influenced by the brightness of Tebows spirits presence on a team, but their is the mind numbing high factor as well, which is the result of the spiritual possibilities resulting in the power of the genuine faith Tebow possess.
Jesus said that if you possessed faith as a grain of mustard seed that you could move mountains. Now I believe that what he was talking about was not the size of your faith but that your faith be substantial enough to be materialized into matter so that others can see it.
And no matter how small that matter was it was always going to be enough to do the trick even if that trick was to move mountains. BTW I have always learned that the best way to move a mountain, is to put it under your feet, and this weekend that is exactly what the Denver Broncos must do in order to rise above and conquer the mountain they face in the form of the Baltimore Ravens.
The PlaTebow effect has been scientifically proven to possess a physiological effect that not only breeds winning but a phobia of sorts in opponents due to being aware of the psycoligical and physiological impact the PlaTebow effect has on those positively charged by it.
We are all aware of the fact that the gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body, but we must never surrender to the notion that the heart is anything but the most powerful muscle in the body.
"It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters."
"The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur."
“It is and has always been an American zeal to be first in everything we do, and to win…”
“If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you’ll be fired with enthusiasm.”
“To be successful, a man must exert an effective influence upon his brothers and upon his associates, and the degree in which he accomplishes this depends on the personality of the man. The incandescence of which he is capable. The flame of fire that burns inside of him. The magnetism which draws the heart of other men to him.”
“It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. Men respond to leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere.”
Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.