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Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

Posted on: September 11, 2008 1:36 pm
Edited on: September 11, 2008 2:02 pm
A day ago I was told that the Baltimore-Houston game, scheduled for Sunday in Houston, might be moved to Atlanta because of Hurricane Ike. Now, word comes down that the league will make a decision by 4 p.m. Thursday, with Atlanta a possible destination. That is unconfirmed, with a spokesman at the league office saying he did not know if it was true. But I do know that in Baltimore -- where the Ravens were preparing to move up their getaway to Houston from Saturday to Friday -- the club has heard reports that it will move to Atlanta instead. A source in Houston said the Texans expected to hear from the league office this afternoon but could not confirm if Atlanta was the site of their next game or if they would play on Sunday. The Falcons are not home this weekend, playing in Tampa Bay, which would leave the Georgia Dome vacant. It is not certain how or why Atlanta might be chosen, but moving a game to a neutal site is not unprecedented. The league did it in 2003, shifting the Miami at San Diego game to Phoenix after San Diego was ravaged by fires. It also moved a September, 2005 game between New Orleans and the New York Giants from New Orleans, which suffered through Hurricane Katrina, to Giants Stadium. However, it  endured a raft of criticism for, essentially, taking a home game from the Saints and giving it to the Giants. That was not going to happen here.
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Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:07 pm

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

The storm path is projected to go over San Antonio (possibly still as a  Cat 2 storm).  Therefore, the game will not be played there.

Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:02 pm

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

They will need the Alamodome for evacuees from the Texas coast.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2008 4:52 pm

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

The story on the Texans home page says nothing about another location, but does mention possibly moving the game to Monday night, but still playing the game in Houston. Once again, it appears,  Clark Judge fabricates a story without actually doing something called research.

Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 4:50 pm

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

most likely, because it's too close to the projected path of hurricane Ike

Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 4:35 pm

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

It's not even the best in the AFC south...


Go Colts!!

Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2008 4:05 pm

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

The only potential Ravens weakness on D is pass defense, and the main Texans strength on O is passing, so windy conditions at Houston would be ideal - look how the Ravens handled the Patriots in that windy game in Baltimore last year.

The only Ravens potential strength on O is the running game, against which the Texans were among the weakest D's in the league last year.  No one runs on the Ravens - I even benched Willie Parker on my fantasy Ravenskins team both times the Steelers played the Ravens and he was only good for about 50 yds and no scores in each one.

So let's keep it in Houston and let the winds roar!

Since: Nov 7, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2008 4:02 pm

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

monday makes much more sense

Since: Nov 7, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2008 4:01 pm

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

No, apparently your intelligence level is about the same as it was before you read it.  I am hoping that you do not live in or ever visited Texas, otherwise that would be even more of an ignorant statement. 

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 3:59 pm

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

If you look at the storm track time-table, Saturday is no walk in the park.

Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2008 3:55 pm

Ravens-Texans to Atlanta?

This does make sense. While Houston or San Antonio on Monday night sounds good now there is no way to know if there will be damage or not from this storm. I know it stinks for the fans but there is not much of a better option out there. 

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