Originally Posted by PhillyChiefFan
In short, string together the 1st half of the Falcons game and 2nd half of the Saints game. Is that a fair summary, Mr. FAX?
Something like that. But, seriously ...
Defensively, we would have to play a game similar to the 2nd half of the Saints contest. But, I don't think we'd have to shut them down to that extent. The main thing would be to keep them out of the endzone early in the game and play good, solid defense for all 4 quarters. I don't believe we could withstand even a 10 or 13 point deficit in the first half. If that happens, we'll start pressing and things will get even worse.
Offensively, we have to move the chains somehow and that's probably going to mean converting quite a few 3rd downs ... assuming Daboll continues to call plays as he has done so far. Problem is, that indicates 8, 10, 12 play drives. We aren't consistent enough on offense to score touchdowns that way, so we'd have to kick FGs.
If the Ravens' D gets off early, we're sunk. Same thing with their offense.
The best way to beat the Chiefs is beat them in the first 5 to 10 minutes, in my opinion.
If we can keep it close throughout the day and the total score below 40, we have a chance.