2012 NFL Week Three Review: Ravens Show HEART In Close Win

In the middle of Saturday night, Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith woke up to the tragic news that his younger brother, Tevin Chris Jones, had just died riding his motorcycle on Route 672 when he ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole, according to Virginia State Police. In spite of the devastating news, Torrey made a last minute decision to play in the Sunday night primetime game against the Patriots – and had on the of the BIGGEST games of his entire career.

1) Ravens Rebound AGAIN

Not only did Torrey have a great game, but the Ravens rebounded from their PATHETIC loss to the Eagles last week. But the really story of the game is gonna be THIS:

Bill Belichick put his PAWS on the ref and THAT’S gonna be a SERIOUS fine and possible suspension for him. He grabbed the ref because the game winning kick by the Ravens looked like it was MISSED to everyone on the field, except the winning team and the replacement refs, but NOW there’s a SERIOUS problem – have the refs OFFICIALLY lost all the coaches and players respect?

2) I DARE You To Say You KNEW The CARDINALS Would Be 3-0

After SOUNDLY beating the Eagles 27-6, the Cards are undefeated and NO ONE predicted that would happen. They’ve beaten 2 really talented teams and it’s fair to say that the turnover-machine that is Michael Vick NEEDS to change his game play, because this pocket passing BS is NOT working out. Oh, the Cards are SECOND in the league in sacks, so that defence is BALLING out right now.

3) It’s Time To Recognize Matty Ice Is One Of The BEST QB’S In The League

Matt Ryan is leading the Falcons impeccably right now, and it seems as if he’s about to come into his own [along with the help of Julio Jones]. They are undefeated and Matt Ryan is simply playing amazing – and if he keeps it up, the Falcons may actually win a playoff game this year.

4) The Bills May Be Officially F*^KED

It was nice to see the Bills rebound in week two, after being blown out by the Jets, and after watching them beat down the Browns, I was about to say that we may have written them off far too soon – and then Spiller AND Jackson went down with injuries. Although I’m not gonna knock Tashard Choice, it’s safe to say that they WON’T have the punch they NEED to keep winning. Tough break Buffalo.

5) Are The VIKINGS Tough – Or Are The Niners Not As Good As We Thought?

I watched this ENTIRE game and there was absolutely NO luck involved in this win – the Vikings just SLAPPED them. AD looks great, Ponder played well and their D locked the Niners up. I was waiting on San Fran to win this game so I could declare them far and away the best team in the league, but now we need to ask ourselves was this just ONE bad game – or have we been overrating them from the beginning?


We FINALLY win and avoid going 0-3 [like the FROWSY saints]. Thank GOD.

7) WTF Happened In Tennessee

If you have been watching the NFL for long enough, you remember THIS:

Which must have made you nostalgic as hell, when on Sunday you saw THIS:

But the really story of this crazy-ass game is gonna be the fact that the Lions elected to go with a QB sneak instead of kicking the game tying field goal in overtime. That was OFFICIALLY a bonehead decision, but I respect the fact he tried – actually, naw not really.

Monday Night Football Prediction: {Current Record 1-2}

– Because this week has been so crazy and unpredictable, I’m going against the FAVOURITES and choosing the Seahawks to beat the Packers in a weird, back and forth game.

This Is Your Conscience

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.