Here’s what I’m feeling for Sunday’s Ravens/Colts showdown

January 02, 2013 | Drew Forrester

I don’t know how to say it and soften the blow, so I’ll just it over with, I suppose.

I’ll be surprised if the Ravens beat the Colts on Sunday.

There…that wasn’t so hard.

I’m serious, though.

I’m not expecting the Ravens to win their playoff opener this weekend.  The fact that they’re playing at home should give John Harbaugh’s team enough of an advantage to move on to the second round of post-season play, but I’m not feeling it.

I guess this makes me the bad guy, but I’m here to tell you what I think.

I certainly HOPE the Ravens win.

But I don’t think they’re going to, unfortunately.

Too many holes on the offensive line.  Inconsistent defensive line play. You saw it all the during the regular season, particularly in the final month of the campaign when they nearly collapsed their way into a wild card berth.  This Ravens team was a coin flip on any given Sunday, although they were much better at home than on the road.

Indianapolis has a good team.

So do the Ravens.

But one of those teams has played well of late and the other hasn’t.

I hope the Ravens win, but I’ll be surprised if they do.