AP's statement "Going against the defending champs, no matter what the record is", (IMO) is very condescending. He makes it sound as though we're 0-6 or 1-5!
On a better note, even Jamie Dukes talks about how much our O-line is improved...
In this vid, Sterling, Baldy, and Joe talk about the matchup--2 out of the three pick us to win this. This will be the toughest game we've had thus far, and will be a true test of our guys. This is a team they certainly won't want to play down to, and can't quit in the 4th quarter on.