THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (WEEK 2)
BEAST DOME NATION.
I was recently invited to do an interview with a Podcast “BET THE RENT” you can find them on BETTHERENT.com. Below is the Interview and the transcribed version. The transcribed version is missing content but does capture a lot of the main picture.
MUNTRADAMUS INTERVIEW. FAST FORWARD to 30:00.
(CLICK STEVE SMITH SR. BELOW TO ACCESS INTERVIEW)
The following interview was transcribed in the Bet The Rent Newsletter
STEELERS @ RAVENS
The Ravens are dealing with too much drama since the Ray Rice story broke on Monday. This is a team that is not ready to come into a HUGE early season battle against the AFC North Rival Steelers, on Thursday Night Football. The Ravens really need this game, but the distraction will provide to be too much as this team will not truly be on their A game as the media has been hounding this team like the Dog Days of Michael Vick.
Look for both teams to go pass heavy in this one as both teams will have trouble covering the WRs. I like Joe Flacco to throw the ball 40+ Times with confidence which should lead to an easy 300+ Yard Performance. Look for Steve Smith SR./Dennis Pitta/Torrey Smith to all be productive, also look for Justin Forsett to do enough damage to keep this Ravens RB situation a RBBC for the time being.
For Pittsburgh Le’Veon Bell should be able to accomplish 100+ Total Yards with no problems at all. Big Ben will look Antonio Brown’s way often as well now that he is not covered by Joe Haden this week. The Steelers offense is very hit or miss at times, but you have to like the fact that the Ravens have a distraction as the true difference maker if you are worried about going with Big Ben. Ben will still rank outside of my Top 15 QBs this week as he falls in the 280+ Yard area.
If I were to make one bet in this game, I would take the OVER (44). Both teams should be able to move the ball with no problems, and the fact the Ravens will be going so pass heavy has to bode well with the chances of points going up on the scoreboard. Be prepared for Field Goals, be prepared for points. The days of both of these teams having dominant defenses are gone.
STEELERS (27) – RAVENS (23)
LE’VEON BELL (All LEAGUES)
ANTONIO BROWN (All LEAGUES)
BEN ROETHLISBERGER (2 QB LEAGUES)
JOE FLACCO (14 TEAM LEAGUES)
STEVE SMITH SR. (ALL LEAGUES)
DENNIS PITTA (ALL LEAGUES)
TORREY SMITH (ALL 3 WR LEAGUES)
JUSTIN TUCKER (ALL LEAGUES)
SHAUN SUISHAM (14 TEAM LEAGUES)