Ravens Defy Odds: From Underdogs to NFL’s Best

Ravens Defy Odds: From Underdogs to NFL’s Best

Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens revealed they weren’t worried about being considered underdogs in Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. The quarterback enjoyed the tag, while other teammates said they felt disrespected. Days after beating the 49ers by two touchdowns, the Ravens did a complete 180 on that feeling.

Baltimore doesn’t care that analyst and observers are now crowning them the best team in the NFL. At 12-3, the Ravens own the best record in the league and can clinch first place in the AFC over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Despite all of that, Baltimore treats every game going forward like it’s the underdog.

I think we have a bunch of guys that have been doubted, a bunch of guys that have something to prove on both sides of the ball on our team,andquot; Jackson said Wednesday. andquot;So I think whenever we’re down, we always come back. But weand#039;ve got to stay locked up for that.

With Ravensand#039; The 33-19 victory over San Francisco — the Baltimoreans’ seventh victory over a winning team this season — moved the AFC’s No. 1 spot to the top of the most prestigious outlets and No. 039; NFL Power Rankings. This comes just a week after the 49ers were considered near-touchdown favorites over the visitors and quarterback Brock Purdy was the betting favorite for the MVP race.

All of that has been upended in a matter of days, as Jackson is now considered the front-runner in the MVP race, with San Francisco running back Christian McCaffrey right behind him. According to Jackson, it means nothing. There’s only one thing about this season – and it’s not the individual award Jackson has already won.

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