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Five Bold Predictions for the Baltimore Ravens

Steve Seufert | May 14th, 2020

Lamar Jackson took the league by storm last year with electricity. He won the MVP pretty handily after accounting for 43 total touchdowns, 1,200 rushing yards, and 3,127 passing yards. He embraced the city and they’ve embraced him back. The Ravens have their quarterback and star of the future, and they’ve surrounded him with talent. I expect this team to compete for the Super Bowl and win more than 11 games. Here are five bold predictions that I think will help make that happen.

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Early 2020 Win/Loss Projections: AFC North 

Brady Podloski, Sam Schneider, Steve Seufert | May 9th, 2020

The AFC North is a battle for the top spot year in and out. With young quarterbacks like Joe Burrow, Baker Mayfield, and Lamar Jackson the division looks to have a promising and entertaining year. With the return of Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers may return to their old winning form. The AFC North division has some of the best rivalries and hardest-hitting football which always makes for close games. Additionally, there is an extra playoff spot, of which means the AFC North could see three of its teams in the playoffs. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We projected all 256 games and have the winners and losers of each division!

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Baltimore Ravens Draft Review

Steve Seufert | May 1st, 2020

There always seems to be a plan with Eric DeCosta. I think a lot of that can be attributed to the great Ozzie Newsome. Newsome’s fingerprints continue to be all over the Ravens draft board, as evidence by their ability to target high character football players that have a professional floor. They find reliable players that’ll stick on their roster, and showcase their talent in late December when the injuries start to spike. The best draft class in 2020 goes to…the Ravens. Continue reading

Baltimore Ravens Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Dale Money | April 7th, 2020

After suffering such a rise and fall last season, how will Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens respond? With Ben Roethlisberger now back from last seasons injury, and Baker Mayfield looking to rebound with his Cleveland Browns, It’s certainly going to be interesting to see where this AFC North division takes us.

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Hayden Hurst to the Falcons!

Givanni Damico | March 16th, 2020

Obviously, Austin Hooper will not be back in 2020. The Falcons needed help at tight end, so they went out and got the second-best tight end in Baltimore, Hayden Hurst. The Falcons sent a 2020 2nd-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick (sent to Jacksonville for Calais Campbell) for Hurst and a 2020 4th-rounder.

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Baltimore Ravens Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Dale Money | March 2nd, 2020 

After starting the season 2-2, Lamar Jackson would lead the Ravens on an incredible tear, winning their next 12 games. They would finish the regular season with their best record in club history, along with a first-round bye. Coming into the playoffs Baltimore was already being dubbed as a Super Bowl favorite, which is to be expected. However, they would not be prepared for the Cinderella story, that was the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee, in fact, would have a 28-6 lead after three quarters, before finally putting the Ravens away by the tune of 28-12.

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Baltimore Ravens 2019 Season Recap

Dale Money | January 30th, 2020

After taking over from an injured Joe Flacco late in the 2018 season and not relinquishing the job after that, Lamar Jackson showed enough in his minimal time as the starter. In a sign of good faith, Baltimore would make the decision to trade their long-time starter that offseason. This led the path wide open for Jackson, he would come out like gangbusters in the opening week, throwing for 324 yards and 5 touchdowns on 17 competitions against the Miami Dolphins. 

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NFL Injury Update – Divisional Round

Dr. Beth Sullivan  | January 11th, 2020 

Wild card weekend definitely lived up to its name. Now we are on to the Divisional Round. This week I will take a look at the injury status of the four teams who were on a bye last week. If you still want to read about the injuries status of the teams who thrilled us you can check it out – NFC  AFC

The new additions to the playoff madness this week include The Baltimore Ravens, the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Green Bay Packers. So without further adieu, let’s take a look at the injury status of these four teams. Continue reading

Divisional Round NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Mike Fanelli | January 10th, 2020

Wild Card weekend was full of great games, all of which ended as a one-possession game. Three of the four wild card teams won, upsetting some potential Superbowl favorites in the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots. For those of you who lost money on Saints or Patriots futures bets, this weekend is a great opportunity to make it back.

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Corrigan’s Gambling Corner: 2020 Week One

Daniel Corrigan | January 7th, 2020

With 2019 ending it is time to wipe the slate. I started off super hot when I started Corrigan’s Gambling Corner and had a rapid decline. Overall, I finished the year with a record of 23-21-3.

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NFL Playoffs: The Impact of the First Round Bye

Nickolas Loza | January 3rd, 2020 

The playoffs are a brutal time, your roster can be plagued by injuries, the players are tired, and the coaches are wary after five long months of football. A playoff bye does wonders for teams, first of all, it gives the team time to recuperate after at the very least seven straight weeks of football. It gives time for injured players to come back and it gives time to prepare and have a home playoff game in the divisional round. Most of all, it gives the players time to study film about the potential team they’ll be facing. Let’stake a look at the four teams who got a bye and why it is critical for them.

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Week 17 NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Mike Fanelli & Givanni Damico | December 28th, 2019

It’s week 17 and that means the 2019 NFL season is coming to an end. The playoff picture has cleared up in the NFC, as five teams have punched their ticket while the Eagles are in with a win over the Giants while the Cowboys are in with a win and an Eagles’ loss. In the AFC, five teams have punched their ticket as the Ravens have locked up the top seed while three teams, the Titans, Steelers, and Raiders all still have a shot to claim that last wild card spot. With all 16 games on Sunday for the only week this season, sports betters will be glued to the television all day long.

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Week 16 NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Mike Fanelli | December 20th, 2019

Two weeks to go in the 2019 NFL season and the playoff picture is starting to come together. The most important game this week is between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. The winner of that game will control their destiny in the NFC East division race. With several critical games this week now is the time to put down some money to buy extra Christmas presents.

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Thursday Night Football DFS Week 15

Brandon Braasch | December 12th, 2019 

Tonight’s matchup should be a blowout. That doesn’t mean you can’t still win money as the Baltimore Ravens face off against the New York Jets. The Jets have been super inconsistent this year and the Ravens have dominated a lot of teams this season. This will be a battle of one of the best run defenses against one of the best run offenses. Here are my top players in this matchup.

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TNF Fantasy Preview: New York Jets vs Baltimore Ravens

Mike Fanelli | December 12th, 2019 

One week of the fantasy playoffs down, two more to go. Hopefully, you found out Monday night that your team advanced to the second round or enjoyed your first-round bye but now the decision on who the start and who to sit is even more critical. Tonight’s contest between the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens is the last Thursday night game in 2019 and the NFL couldn’t have picked a more one-sided matchup. The Ravens are trying to lock up the AFC North and a first-round bye while the Jets are already planning vacations and looking forward to the offseason.

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Woz’s NFL Week 14 Notebook: Improving Garoppolo leads Niners to victory

John Woz, Jr.  | December 10th, 2019

Two NFC powerhouses Traded blows in a brilliant night of football. Elsewhere, the Steelers and the Chiefs kept up their challenge in the AFC playoff picture. There is no better place to start this week’s NFL Week 14 Notebook than a shootout in the NFC. Continue reading

Woz’s NFL Week 13 Notebook: Disastrous Eagles Slump to Dolphins

John Woz, Jr.  | December 2nd, 2019

The NFL playoff race took another turn in the AFC after the Patriots fell for their second defeat. Elsewhere, a competitive NFC playoff picture makes for an exciting end to the regular season. The Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals rocked Week 13 in the NFL. Carson Wentz received a lot of grief on social media after the Dolphins beat the Eagles. The Jets had the chance to win four straight, but it wasn’t to be. Andy Dalton led the Bengals to their first win of the season. My NFL Week 13 Notebook starts with a big upset before moving on to a monster clash in Baltimore.

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Woz’s NFL Notebook Week 12: Saints edge Panthers

John Woz, Jr.  | November 26th, 2019

Week 12 of the NFL produced several unpredictable results. There were rare wins for the Redskins, Jets, and Buccaneers. Two NFC powerhouses dominated Sunday’s headlines. Baltimore made a big statement on Monday night. Continue reading

Weekly Gambling Picks: Week Seven

Daniel Corrigan | November 25th, 2019

We are just going to ignore last week’s picks. I won’t say my record from last week, but I am 18-12-2 overall. Still not bad. Let’s get rich!

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Monday Night Football Week 12

Brandon Braasch | November 25th, 2019

Tonight’s game features a potential MVP and Defensive Player of the year candidate. This will be one of the best matchups we will see all year. Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens head into Los Angeles to face off against Aaron Donald and the Rams. Which side will prevail? Here are my top players and game predictions for tonight’s matchup. 

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Woz’s NFL Week 11 Notebook: Brilliant Ravens sweep Texans

By John Woz, Jr. | November 18th, 2019

The Baltimore Ravens made it six straight wins on Sunday, to move three games ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This week’s NFL notebook spotlights a team from each conference. The Ravens and Vikings have the No.1 and No.3 ranked rushing offense, respectively. I’ve grown fond of both teams, so let’s start with the hottest team in the NFL.

He’s done it again!  Lamar Jackson led the 8-2 Baltimore Ravens to an incredible 41 -7 victory over the 6-4 Houston Texans. Jackson was in MVP form, as he was 17/24 with 222 yards and four touchdowns. Houston couldn’t stop the run, and Jackson had nine carries for 86 yards rushing, taking his total to 788 yards on the season, a league high for quarterbacks.

Ravens offence plays heavy metal football

The Term Heavy Metal Football is synonymous with Liverpool Football Club. However, the Ravens too are playing heavy-metal football. The NFL’s No.2 offense tore the Texans to shreds. Jackson wasn’t the only standout performer on the Ravens offense. Gus Edwards, Mark Ingram, Mark Andrews, and Seth Roberts chipped in with touchdowns.

The No.1 ranked rushing offense was relentless with 36 carries for 263 yards and a touchdown. To put that total into context, Houston had a net total offense of 232 yards.

Improving Ravens defence

Matt Judon led a brilliant performance by the Baltimore defense to shut out Houston for three quarters of the game. Judon had seven tackles, two sacks and four tackles for loss. Don Martindale’s defense set the tone early. The Texans tried to run the ball up the middle early in the first quarter, but the Ravens linebackers swarmed the rush, forcing Houston to punt the football.

Deshaun Watson is a dual threat quarterback, but the Ravens pass rush unit breached the pocket to register six sacks against Watson for a loss of 49 yards. Watson’s performance was irritable from a Texans point of view, as he held onto football for far too long. The Texans scouting network should have highlighted that the ravens defense do not need invitations to pressure the quarterback. A.J. McCarron came in for a snap only to end up taking a sack.

Watch John Harbaugh’s team closely in their next two games. Baltimore faces two acid tests in weeks 12 and 13, at the Rams and against the 49ers, respectively. I can’t wait for the latter matchup; it is mouthwatering.

Vikings show mettle to top Broncos

The 8-3 Minnesota Vikings left it late to defeat the 3-7 Denver Broncos by 23-27. The Vikings have shown resilience in their last two games, winning by narrow margins. Vic Fangio’s team had a 20 point lead in the 3rd quarter, but the Broncos couldn’t sustain a dominant start. Football has a tendency to be unpredictable. The Broncos held the Vikings to 37 yards on the ground, despite having the third best rushing offense in the league.

Kirk Cousins led the Vikings comeback including a 44 yard pass that found Stefon Diggs in the Red Zone. Rookie Irv Smith put the home team on the board with his first NFL touchdown and the Vikings never looked back. Veteran Kyle Rudolph had five catches for 67 yards and a game-winning touchdown. Dalvin Cook reached 1,000 yards for the first time in his career.

Von Miller registered a sack, against his 50th different quarterback in the NFL. Shelby Harris had three sacks on the day. Fangio and the Broncos front office got lots to figure out. The Broncos lost their third game in their last four.

I believe there is more to come from Minnesota. A bye weeks gives the Vikings time to prepare for Russell Wilson on the road in Week 13.

Final Word

I love the game of football, and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the Ravens in 2019. What’s impressive is the way the Ravens compete on all phases of the game. We saw similar performances in 2018, but Baltimore’s brave run ended at the hands of the Los Angeles Chargers. The Ravens can reach the Super Bowl but they must learn from last season’s playoff defeat.

The NFC playoff picture is on a knife edge. The Vikings are one game behind the Packers in the NFC North. Can Mike Zimmer get the best out of his quarterback? He will need to if the Vikings are to make a push for the divisional title.

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Week 11 NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Mike Fanelli & Givanni Damico | November 16th, 2019

We are less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving and that means the playoff races are heating up. With the Seattle Seahawks defeating the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night, there are no more undefeated teams left in the NFL. The Seahawks are on a bye this week while the 49ers are the biggest favorites of the week at -10.5 against the Arizona Cardinals. With several close matchups this week, including one in Mexico City, expect a lot of entertaining football tomorrow.

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Weekly Gambling Picks

Daniel Corrigan | November 12th, 2019

Another week is down and we are still up. Since I have been keeping track of my picks, I am 15-8-2. Not to brag, but if it was legal for me to gamble on sports, I would be pretty damn rich. So if you are allowed to gamble, it’s time to get rich. If you are like me, let’s get theoretically rich!

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2019 Fantasy Football: Week 10 PPR Rankings

Frank Ammirante  | November 7th, 2019

Week 10 is tough because there are six teams on their bye, so fantasy owners will likely be missing one key piece from their rosters. The most interesting storyline of the week will be the return of Patrick Mahomes. Can he regain his MVP form? Let’s navigate through this challenging week – on to the rankings!

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Week 10 Fantasy Streamers

Chad Davis | November 5th, 2019 

Welcome to the Week 10 Fantasy Streamers! We have got many teams on a bye, six to be exact, so here are some options you can use to replace at quarterback, tight end, defense/special teams, and kicker.

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Woz’s Notebook NFL Week 9: Ravens Top the Patriots

John Woz, Jr. | November 4th, 2019

This week‘s edition of Woz’s NFL Notebook focuses on the top teams in both conferences. The New England Patriots suffered their first defeat of the season and there were shocks in the NFC North.

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NFL Power Rankings: Week Seven

Raul Vazquez | October 22nd, 2019 

There was a ton of movement in the weekly rankings this week. The one constant in the NFL seems to be the Patriots while the 49ers are legit and the Ravens might be the biggest threat to the Patriots in the AFC.

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Los Angeles Rams Retool defense with Jalen Ramsey Trade

Brendan Abban | October 16th, 2019 

The Los Angeles Rams land Jalen Ramsey in a huge deal that could revitalize their defense. Los Angeles trades two first-round picks in 2020 and 2021, and a fourth-round pick in 2021 to land Ramsey. This comes just a few days after the Rams lost their third straight game and drop to 3-3.

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Week Six NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Mike Fanelli & Givanni Damico | October 12th, 2019

Make sure to set those alarm clocks extra early on Sunday as the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off at 9:30 AM EST from London. Not only do you need to get your fantasy lineups set but also to get in on the betting action for this game. Hopefully, if you bet the Patriots -17 on Thursday night you didn’t panic and hedge your bets after their slow start as the Patriots won 35-14. However, the original over/under was set at 43 in most spots and the over hit thanks to Tom Brady‘s second rushing touchdown of the game, which came with just under four minutes left in the contest.

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NFL Power Rankings: Week Five

Raul Vazquez | October 8th, 2019 

Week five was a weird week with a ton of close games and some unexpected winners. The Patriots still hold the top spot but there was a ton of movement throughout the rankings.

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The Walsh Way – Week 5 DFS GPP Plays

Kevin Walsh | October 5th, 2019

GAME THEORY

All my plays are based on DraftKings pricing. Its also important to note that when I list a player as a fade, I do not mean I will have 0% of them, but I will be way under the field as far as exposure goes, and likely will not play them on single entry lineups. Continue reading

NFL Power Rankings: Week Three

Raul Vazquez | September 24th, 2019 

There was a lot movement in my rankings this week but that is a result of it still being early in the season and still finding out the identity of teams. The Giants are the biggest movers this week as they moved up nine spots with the play of Daniel Jones.

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Week Two NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Mike Fanelli & Givanni Damico | September 14th, 2019 

In May of 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act violated the Constitution’s 10th Amendment. Without boring you guys with all the legal terms and meaning, it simply means each state can allow sports gambling if they wish. Since then sports betting has exploded, along with daily fantasy. Neither of us are professional gamblers nor know everything there is to sports betting, but it’s always fun to have some money on the line when watching the games.

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The Walsh Way – Week One NFL DFS GPP Plays

Kevin Walsh | September 7th, 2019

First, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Kevin Walsh, and I am from Pittsburgh, PA. I have been playing DFS since DraftStreet still existed. This is my first season writing for The Scorecrow, and this is my first tournament rundown. I have written about DFS before, so hopefully, that shouldn’t be too much of an issue. I am a huge football and hockey fan, and I am always so engulfed in fantasy sports from September until January. I plan to give you a peek inside what I have going on in my head and hopefully lead you to some DFS success (as well as myself, of course), but enough about me, let’s get to the good stuff.

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