While emerging from a tough AFC that features the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs, the Baltimore Ravens continue to make their own case as one of the favorites to make a run this year, and our latest NFL Super Bowl odds back that idea up.
With the San Francisco 49ers (+325), Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs (both +550) boasting the best Super Bowl winning odds, the Ravens are so close that the odds could flip after any single week. Baltimore checks in at +600 heading into Week 14, and they’re also tied with four other teams across the NFL for the second-best record at 9-3.
Although the Eagles hold a 10-2 mark, we could see a big logjam at the top if the Dallas Cowboys are able to pull out a victory against Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football. If the Cowboys do pull out a win and the Ravens get the job done against the Los Angeles Rams, it’ll be worth watching how Baltimore’s updated Super Bowl odds look in comparison to the Eagles.
Ravens Offering Great Support for Jackson Ahead of Super Bowl Push
While the Ravens may not be the popular Super Bowl expert pick if placed up against the likes of the Eagles or Dolphins, they’ve shown the upside and a well-rounded group on both sides of the ball. That’s been pivotal to the team’s success this year and could put them in an exceptional position to put together a run, especially due to quarterback Lamar Jackson being able to take fewer hits and stay healthy.
Jackson has still put together a great season, completing 68.3% of his passes for 2,618 yards, 13 touchdowns through the air, five rushing scores and only five interceptions. He’s also tacked on 574 rushing yards, but the key for Baltimore has been removing just a bit of the massive offensive load he’s had to carry in previous years.
Running back Gus Edwards has scored 10 touchdowns on the season and the Ravens have a balanced passing attack, featuring five different wide receivers/tight ends topping 235 receiving yards who have found the end zone.
Overcoming Andrews’ Brutal Injury
One overarching concern for those considering a Super Bowl bet on the Ravens will surely be the offense and how it looks pressing forward without one of the team’s top weapons: tight end Mark Andrews. The three-time Pro Bowler suffered an ankle injury that required surgery in Week 11.
The Ravens have played one game since then, and backup tight end Isaiah Likely led the team in receiving with four catches for 40 yards during a 20-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Likely has flashed upside through the early stages of his NFL career, and while he has some massive shoes to fill, it’s also worth noting that head coach Jim Harbaugh wouldn’t rule him out for the year at this point, so that’ll be something to monitor.
Questions Of The Day
How does the Ravens' schedule affect their odds to win the Super Bowl?
The final stretch of the regular season is going to be pivotal for the Ravens, as they face at least four potential playoff teams, including dates with the Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers, and Miami Dolphins over three consecutive weeks.
What are the Ravens' key matchups that could impact their Super Bowl chances?
Virtually each of the final five games of the season for the Ravens could prove important in some capacity. While they play the 6-6 Los Angeles Rams in Week 14, Matthew Stafford and company are also still very much in the playoffs picture, so they’re going to give the Ravens their best shot as well.