NFL gambling does have a golden rule, however, which is that what goes up must come down and that is the great fear regarding Baltimore against the NFL lines for 2009. Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh’s first NFL gambling season was a marked success but he has lost defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Rex Ryan to the Jets, where he will take over as the head man.
Beyond that, as will be the case with the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore will not be a “surprise” team for 2009 and will likely not offer the same strong value against the NFL lines that they did last year as a team with low expectations. This year, the NFL gambling expectations for the Ravens are sky high.
Greg Mattison will take Ryan’s place as defensive coordinator and he has significant shoes to fill. The 59 year old Mattison was the Ravens linebackers coach during the 2008 NFL gambling season and has 38 years of coaching experience.
Last year the Ravens finished 2nd overall in NFL gambling for defense and that was the main ingredient of their success and run all the way to the AFC Championship Game where they lost out to eventual champion Pittsburgh. Joe Flacco will direct the offense as the Ravens starting quarterback this upcoming NFL gambling season.
Flacco was quite inconsistent as the Ravens ranked 18th overall in pro football for offense last year. Flacco had a 60% completion mark and threw for 2971 yards and had a mediocre 14/12 touchdown/interception ratio. He was also sacked 32 times.
The Delaware product totally bombed out in the AFC title game with a 13-30 NFL gambling performance in which he was intercepted 3 times. His favorite target last NFL gambling season was Derrick Mason who had 80 receptions for 1037 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Le’Ron McClain was the top ball carrier with 902 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Open an account now at Sports-Gambling.com and be set for the NFL 2009!