2006 Baltimore Ravens and football betting
2006 NFL betting review: The Ravens won the AFC North with a very dominating NFL betting 13-3 overall record. They had a very poor performance in the playoffs though, losing to eventual Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis. The Ravens were 9-1 in regular football betting season games in which Brian Billick directed the offense and averaged 24.3 points per game.
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The Ravens’ defense was great finishing first in total defense. The Ravens won nine of their final 10 football betting games before losing to the Colts. The Baltimore Ravens were a good team for football betting players as they went 10-6 against the NFL betting spread in 2006. They were also an under team as expected, going 6-9-1 against the NFL betting spread for football betting players in 2006.
After a terribly disappointing football betting season in 2005, the off-season before the 2006 football betting year began, was one of bitter disappointment. The team had failed to make the playoffs, yet again, a regular habit now for the team ever since they won the Super Bowl at the beginning of the millennium. But somehow that awful football betting season ending in 2005 transformed itself into a surprising and very respectable 13-3 2006 football betting time period that saw the Ravens seriously challenge for the Super Bowl. It was perhaps the most improved team in the NFL betting and great progress for this franchise was made last football betting year, if only short-lived.
The biggest factor in last football betting seasons success had been the very thing they had been missing for so many years in Baltimore, even the year they won the Super Bowl. And that ingredient was a decent QB. Not a good QB mind you or a super star, simply a decent quarterback that could keep a QB rating above room temperature through that football betting season. In the off-season, the Ravens acquired the aging but dependable Steve McNair. The whole McNair deal was a little disturbing to watch unfold, the face of a franchise for a decade being locked out of the team’s gym. But it worked out in favor of the Ravens as they finally got someone who could run their offense and give the defense just enough offense to win.
He finished his first campaign in Baltimore with 3,050 yards, 16 touchdowns and 12 picks. His QB rating of 82.6 was nothing that impressive but, for the Ravens it represented greatness from a position that has been bounced around from one mediocre hurler to the next in the football betting field. Kyle Boller, for reason known only to Brian Billeck and his ego was let to have the reins of the team in 2005 and led a disastrous campaign. So McNair’s arrival was all the more impressive and vital to this team’s success during the football betting season.
But McNair wasn’t the only that performed up to the task. RB Jamal Lewis also chipped in 1132 yards rushing for the football betting season, although it came at only 3.6 yards an attempt and it was probably the hardest 1000 yards he ever picked up. He definitely lost a step in the 2006 football betting campaign and the Ravens were correct in unloading him in the off-season. Mike Anderson was brought in to liven up the running attack, but both runners have such similar styles that there was really no advantage to switching the players in and out other than freshness for the football betting period. Still in the limited carries that Anderson got he average 5.7 yards a carry and helped in many tight spots.
The receivers never really came ‘into their own’, but still, had very decent football betting seasons, although more was probably expected from them. Mark Clayton had 939 yards with a 14 yard per catch average and five touchdowns. TE Todd Heap added to the total with 73 catches for 765 yards and six TDs. Derrick Mason, McNair’s old favorite target from their days together at Tennessee also had a decent football betting season for a guy that has never lived up to the hype or money, snagging 68 balls for 750 yards for a pretty weak 11 yards per catch average during that football betting season.
The defense was once again the mainstay of this operation and the secondary was one of the finest in football betting. Chris McAllister, Ed Reed Dawan Landry and Samari Rolle put the clamps on opponents passing attack and helped stuff the run. McAllister had six picks, Reed 5 and Landry five. Ray Lewis and Bart Scott were their typical dominant selves at linebacker as they both tied for the lead in tackles with 103 apiece.Unfortunately it was all for not. After winning the division and locking down the second best record in the NFL betting, the team was knocked out of the playoffs by eventual Super Bowl champ, the Indy Colts. The team was definitely expecting more and was terribly disappointed with the finish to the football betting season as were the NFL betting fans. And the sad thing is that this team is old in nearly all its key spots except the secondary and it is likely to only slow down from here in the football betting years to come. Last football betting season might have been the last hurrah for this group of players. No good for NFL betting followers.