That's just what I wanted to hear.
Made sure it was working.
Good. All right.
Helping what's going on? Everybody.
We're gonna get started here.
Really, Really soon.
A couple of things.
I don't have a lot of time today, so please forgive me, but I do have to kind of speed through this.
Uh, just three topics I wanted to talk about.
First things first.
Marlon Humphrey is cleared to play once again.
Uh, definitely need him, especially with some of the injuries that we're dealing with on defense.
We also signed Tramon Williams.
That was a good signing.
I love to see that from the Ravens.
We desperately needed it, especially with Khalil Dorsey being out for an extended period of time.
We needed cornerback depth, so I'm all for that.
Can't see comments, guys.
So please apologize if you guys do, um, asked me something, but So there's that and also a little bit of Ah, a little bit of a Twitter battle between myself and Shannon Sharpe currently will not really a twitter battle, but, um, I basically hold on, guys Let me let me set all this up before we get started in all this stuff.
Okay? How do we mute this? Can we mute it? I don't think so.
Anyway, so a little bit of a Twitter battle between myself and Shannon Sharpe right now, basically, I I kind of just asked him a question because I thought it was funny.
That's for later.
I thought it was funny that this morning he gave you know this speech about Carson Wentz.
He gave kudos to Carson Wentz for playing with an injured offensive line without any receivers and the degree of difficulty, right that that Skip loves to mention so much.
I'm just curious why we don't give these same qualifiers for Lamar Jackson.
It's just curious to me.
Like Lamar Jackson is playing without Ronnie Stanley, his all first team All Pro left tackle injured, done for the season.
Marshal Yanda retired on at the off season, his Hall of Fame right guard.
That was one of the biggest reasons why we were so dominant last season.
We've been dealing with injuries on the offense, you know, we had to move Orlando Brown, who's are starting right tackle to the left side, we have D J.
Fluker starting on the right side.
You have either Bradley Bozeman or Tyree Phillips starting at right guard.
A has not been good this season.
He's coming off in injury.
He's an undrafted free agent who played well but has not had the greatest season this year.
And then you have Bradley Bozeman on the left guards position who's not too bad.
But you know, it's not been.
It's not been an ideal scenario, and obviously, I was expecting for Hollywood Brown to really step up and become that guy, but he hasn't really.
He's kind of been a little bit disappointing.
You guys gotta admit, even if you love, uh, even if you love Hollywood Brown, he has been a little bit disappointing.
Shout out to my guy, Jeffrey, Bob, he says.
Have you seen that Lamar interview clip that just came out? So I didn't watch it yet, But I did see some quotes about it that basically Lamar was saying that the defense is that we've been facing are actually calling out Oh, it's a run Oh, it's a past, so I mean this just goes Thio, even Mawr like suspect play calling that we've been dealing with.
Greg Roman has not been the best offensive play caller this season.
You guys know how much we've been complaining about it.
So why doesn't Lamar Jackson get these qualifiers like, Why can't we say, Oh, look at what he's dealing with? You know, I saw even Ryan Clark talking about how he would take Kyler Murray over Lamar Jackson, which I don't think is like crazy to say.
I think that's fine.
But I mean, just imagine Lamar Jackson with the type of weapons that Kyler Murray has.
I would just like to see what Lamar would be able to do with the DeAndre Hopkins on his team with Larry Fitzgerald with, You know, some of these veteran receivers that know what Christian Kirk, even Kyler Murray has the greatest weapons.
I'm not saying that Kyler Murray isn't talented because he is.
He has a great arm, and he has, you know, he's fast for how small he is, how diminutive he is.
Um, he's a great player.
I'm not at all trying to take anything away from Kyler Murray, but I'm just saying like you can't compare the situations that both these guys air in there actually surrounding Kyler Murray with a very good supporting cast and, uh, Lamar, plain and simple.
He's kind of forced to be the only offensive weapons sometimes because receivers aren't getting open.
Offensive play calling is pretty suspect.
Um, you know, the offensive line is getting beat.
I'm just saying, man, like I I don't think it's fair that all these other quarterbacks are getting you know, um, they're they're getting some respect for what? They're surrounded with what they're dealing with.
But Lamar can't get that same respect.
I just think it's kind of weird, kind of weird to me, but anyway, yeah, I saw that Jeffrey, like you mentioned Greg Roman.
Apparently, even the defense is that we're facing up against know what's coming like, that's how you know that it hasn't been creative.
So it's a problem, and it's a problem.
Lamar is dealing with all these issues.
And again, it's not entirely like I understand, because he's coming off of that unanimous league M V P season.
So he's held to a higher bar than most quarterbacks art.
Believe me, I understand that, but I'm just saying that he's not in the best situation.
Um, like some of these other quarterbacks are, so I just don't know why people overlook that and when it comes to Lamar Jackson, But when it comes to other quarterbacks like Carson Wentz, who's not having that great of a year, but he's dealing with some issues I don't get why he gets, you know, the those excuses.
And, uh, whereas Kyler Murray has all these weapons and yet they just lost to the Dolphins, right? And I understand to a taco below is a good quarterback and all that.
The Dolphins are a good team.
I'm not saying that, but I'm just saying that Lamar is six and two and look at what's been going on.
You know, the the offense around him.
He has had a couple bad games like you.
Like you guys saw that.
I talked about it, that he lost us the Steelers game right.
He had a very bad game against the Steelers, but considering like what's around him and what he's been going through right now, I just don't understand why he's not allowed those excuses.
He has to be, uh, M V P level every single game, every single snap.
He has to be the M V p of the league, and I just don't agree with that.
So But anyway, again, guys, I don't have a lot of time today, so we're just gonna kind of get right into it.
Marlon Humphrey, obviously back in action.
Great to see that.
Like I said, going up against the Patriots, I'm gonna be previewing the Patriots. Probably.
I'm gonna try to get my guy Ray to come on YouTube and help me out with that, but so we'll talk about that at a later date.
But what I actually want to do today and I want to just jump right into it because we don't have a lot of time.
Like I said, I want to predict the A F.
C the rest of the way.
I want to see, like, the standings, because the wheels started turning in my mind yesterday.
Once I saw that the Ravens have the easiest remaining schedule, according to whatever you know, even that it's stupid.
In my opinion, you guys already know strength of schedule is a stupid stat that people have that people take into account, but I just really want to see, because I I said, If we're able to get past this tough stretch, we have the Patriots this Sunday night still gonna be a tough game.
It's still the Patriots.
I understand they're not the same, but it's still the Patriots.
It could be a tough game.
Bill Belichick, you know.
So if we can get past that game, if we can get past the Steelers, the Titans, if we can win these three games and then the last remaining game that I think is the toughest one will be against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland.
You know, I know we just demolish them in Week one, but when when they when they're playing well, they could give us a fight.
So you never know what type of Brown's team will get when we play up against them.
But so those four games are really the ones that I'm super concerned about, but aside from that, you have games against the Jaguars still on the schedule.
You have games against the Giants and the Bengals.
I believe in Is that our remaining schedule? I don't know.
We're gonna go through it But if we can get past those four games, if we win those four games, I like our chances to go 14 to 2 again.
Now, the question now is, will that be good enough to get the one seed in the A F.
C? Whereas it was last year.
But not maybe not this year, because look at the Steelers, Look at the chief's.
There's a lot of good A F C teams that are winning games, so we just got to keep winning.
Take it game by game.
But anyway, let's let's go through this here.
So the Steelers currently are at eight, and no, of course, they are the number one seed.
Number two seed is currently the Kansas City Chiefs at eight and one.
Number three seed is the Buffalo Bills at seven and two.
There, another team we gotta look out for Number four is the Tennessee Titans at six and two, and then we're sitting at the fifth seed with a six and to record, followed up by the Las Vegas Raiders at five and three.
And then, finally, the Miami Dolphins, there at the seventh seed with the strength of victory tiebreaker, There So let's go through the rest of the week's real quick.
We're gonna fly through it, and I'm just going to kind of pick games for the A F C and who I think is gonna win, and we'll just go from there.
So let's let's just knock these out real quick.
A F C vs NFC Bills Cardinals.
That's a tough one.
That's a tough one.
I'll give it to the Bills.
I think that they're playing better right now.
Colts It tightens. Hmm.
The Colts are a good team, bro.
I've been saying it.
You guys saw how we played.
They're a tough team to beat, but the Titans air at home.
I'll give it to the Titans here.
Texans Browns, Browns Air Coming off a bye Bengal Steelers Bengals Air coming off a bye.
But, honestly, the Steelers have just owned the Bengals.
I don't think that changes this year.
Dolphins Chargers Well, Dolphins, for sure charges just can't find ways to win Broncos Raiders.
Ah, yeah, I'll lean Raiders here.
I do have my Ravens winning.
I don't think it's biased.
I just feel like we are starting to wake up here.
I feel like we're starting to get it.
And Jeffrey, Bob, shout out to you again, man, he says.
Don't forget home advantage.
Home field advantage is very different this year, and you're absolutely right because there's only one team that gets a by its the first seed now.
So keep that in mind.
Alright, Week 10 is done.
Steelers, JAG, Steelers, Titans, Ravens, Ravens.
I just have faith in my team, and maybe I'm being biased. I don't know.
Patriots, Dolphins, Broncos Mile high to a first game at mile high.
That could give them some trouble.
We'll give it to the Broncos here.
Jets Chargers Give it to the Chargers Chiefs Raiders rematch here.
The Raiders did beat the Chiefs earlier on, however, the Chiefs are coming off a bye, I think for that reason, I'll give it to the Chiefs Eagles.
We'll give it to the Browns, I guess.
Have a tough stretch here, man.
We'll give it to the Packers, Bengals and football team.
I think the Bengals could pull that one off.
Okay, so there's that.
Let's move on to week 12 again.
We just gotta fly through these things, man.
I just don't think that Steelers sweep us this year, man.
Ah, lot of people are going to call me a biased Ravens fan, I understand, but I just I feel like I I feel like I saw something in that second half of the Colts game.
I almost feel like the the offense woke up like Lamar Jackson woke up.
So I just have a feeling that we get them on Thanksgiving.
They got us at home.
I have a feeling we're gonna get them at home on Thanksgiving.
It's just I just don't see the Steelers sweeping us, man. I don't know.
Bills, Chargers Bills coming off a bye.
Got to give it to the Bills. Colts Titans.
This time, I will give it to the Colts.
I think that they have a bounced back after they just lost to the Titans, Um, the other way around in Tennessee.
Brown's, Dolphins, Jets, Dolphins, Texans, Lions, Lions, Giants, Bengals, Giants Air Coming off a bye.
That could be tough, I think the Bengals, though, take that one.
Raiders over Falcons Cardinals over Patriots Saints over Broncos And who that should be.
Interesting matchup there.
Chiefs over Buccaneers.
I will say that week. 13.
Dolphins over Bengals.
Raiders over Jets.
Uh, Colts over Texans.
Tynes and Browns.
Oh, that's a tough one.
We'll go Browns.
Yeah, we'll go Browns.
I don't feel good about that one, but Patriots Chargers? Mm hmm.
We'll go Chargers.
Maybe it'll pull off a little bit of an upset.
Broncos Chiefs, Chiefs, Cowboys, Ravens, Ravens, Steelers over Washington, Vikings over Jags and Bills over 40 Niners.
Chiefs over Dolphins, uh, Jaguars over Titans I know it sounds stupid, but for some reason the Jaguars just always find a way to beat the Titans every year.
So I don't think that changes this year, even though it sounds stupid.
Uh, Colts, Raiders, Raiders, Steelers, Bills.
Oh, that's an interesting one.
Steelers. Ravens, Browns.
I could see this one being a loss, but it is on prime time, so I'm gonna roll with the Ravens.
Patriots Rams will go Rams here Bears.
Texans will go Bears, Bengals Cowboys.
I might actually go Bengals here.
Broncos Panthers Panthers coming off a bye.
I'm gonna lean that way.
Seahawks over Jets and then Falcons over Chargers.
Alright, Week 15.
Raiders, Chargers, Raiders.
Well, the Raiders beat the Chargers in L.
A, though, but it's L a Raiders fencer there.
Uh, yeah, we'll go Raiders there.
Broncos Bills will roll with the Bills.
Colts Texans will roll with the Colts.
The Patriots always find a way to loose the Dolphins.
Okay, we'll give it to Miami there.
Ravens over Jags, Steelers over Bengals.
Giants Rams over Jets.
Titans over Lions and ooh ooh mm Saints over Chiefs.
That could change, though, that Chiefs could definitely win that game.
I'm just kind of flying through these just to get it out of the way and see what happens.
See how it see how it stands up.
Charges over Broncos.
Brown's over the Jets Raiders over the Dolphins Steelers over the Colts, Um, Texans over the Bengals? I don't know.
Just feeling it.
Patriots and Bills Patriots got close now in Buffalo.
I think they'll they'll shock the Bills, man. I don't know.
Maybe they'll pull pull off something here.
Chiefs over Falcons Bears over Jags, Ravens over Giants and Packers over Titans.
Okay, finally, Week 17 and then we're gonna look at the standings and then we're probably going to get out of here, Guys, sorry, but I don't have a lot of time today.
Got to do a bunch of ****, so I'm just gonna get on outta here after this.
Ravens over Bengals Bills over Dolphins, Steelers over Brown's Chiefs over Chargers Colts over Jaguars.
Patriots over Jets.
Titans over Texans.
Well, no, we'll give it to the Raiders, and that's it.
OK, now it's time to look at the draft order.
So I didn't even look at it it all again, trying to be unbiased here, just picking games, as I think it would happen.
So the number one seed remains as the Pittsburgh Steelers, with their only loss on the season in this prediction being to the Ravens.
Now there's a chance that doesn't happen.
There's a chance they end up dropping a game that they're not expected to because the Steelers have been keeping every single game close.
I know what they say.
They played down to the competition.
Um, we'll see what happens there.
So Steelers 15 and one is what I have.
Their only loss being against us on Thanksgiving.
And then the second seed would be the Chiefs at 14 and two again.
So only the Steelers would be getting a buy in this scenario, Then the third seed would be the Bills at 12 and four.
The fourth seed would be the Colts winning the A F C.
South there, just barely over the Titans, but that could that could flip at nine and seven, the fifth seed being us, the Ravens at 14 and two.
Can you imagine going 14 and two and being the fifth seed? That is crazy, but it's totally realistic.
I mean, with the way the Steelers and the Chiefs are playing right now, Um, then the sixth seed, being the Raiders at 12 and four.
And then finally, the seventh seed being the Cleveland Browns at 11 and five.
So there you go, man.
That's my predictions again.
I just went into this blind.
I picked every single game, and that's just kind of how the things she shook out there, man.
So unfortunately, we could win out the rest of the season and its potential that we still end up as the fifth seed.
That's how you know that this year is absolutely crazy.
Um, but, man So basically what? Where we're at, we've only lost the Steelers and the Chiefs this year, so and they just so happen to be the two best teams in the A.
F C is what it looks like, at least record wise right now.
So we gotta hope that they continue to lose games.
That's really what we gotta hope for right now.
We gotta hope that the Chiefs just lose games.
The Steelers lose games primarily, and the Bills, because the bills air doing pretty well as well.
So it's gonna be a tough playoff race, man.
That's that's really what I got for you guys right now.
So again, I wish I could stay longer. Fellas.
We only went for about 20 minutes, but I got to get on and out of here.
Got to take care of business, man.
Unfortunately, but thank you guys. So much for watching.
I will see you guys tomorrow Thursday.
I should be live streaming on YouTube and on SportsCastr.
I will be probably I'm gonna try to get my guy Ray to see if he has some time to join us.
So we can talk Patriots Ravens.
So All right, fellas.
I'm gonna go ahead and get out of here.
Thank you so much for watching later.