Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Predicting win total: Ravens
By Jamison Hensley
The AFC North blog will be revisiting the "More or Less" post all this week, the one where ESPN's John Clayton predicted the win total for every team in the NFL.
Clayton made his predictions in June, and a lot has changed with the teams since that time. First up is the Baltimore Ravens, who are forecasted to go 10-6.
The Ravens have had some news over the past couple of months. Baltimore recently changed kickers, going from Billy Cundiff to undrafted rookie Justin Tucker. There wasn't the expected Ray Rice holdout in training camp because the Ravens signed him to a long-term deal in July.
Plus, left tackle Bryant McKinnie temporarily lost his starting job when he failed to report to camp on time. Nose tackle Terrence Cody is no longer a lock to be in the starting lineup and is battling Maake Kemoeatu for that spot. And linebacker Courtney Upshaw, the team's top pick in the 2012 draft, has yet to start a preseason game.
So, will the Ravens finish with more or less than 10 wins this season? Record your vote in the poll and give me feedback on your prediction by dropping me a line in my mailbag.