Ravens Ready to Prove Doubters Wrong Against 49ers

Ravens Ready to Prove Doubters Wrong Against 49ers

Week 15 concludes on Monday, December 25 with the Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers. Some analysts are making bold claims that are starting to catch the attention of Ravens players. “The 49ers kicked the Ravens to the curb Monday night,” Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio said in a preview of the Friday, Dec. 22 game.

As long as their key players are healthy, the 49ers will beat anyone they face. Striving is another place.” Florio continued. As a result, Florio provides bulletin board material for a Ravens team looking for extra motivation to topple the NFC-leading Niners.

He finished by saying, “I’m sorry. I know that’s disrespectful to the Ravens, but let’s be realistic. They have to fly across the country on Christmas night and the 49ers are waiting. And the 49ers are going to demolish the Ravens. … When it comes to Super Bowl previews, the Super Bowl is out of shape. Baltimore Ravens reporter Ryan Mink wrote of the pundits picking against the Ravens: “Only seven of the 53 forecasters we looked at picked the Ravens.”

Analysts do not respect crows

Apparently, the Ravens players do not miss the pundits’ comment. Some key players have mentioned that they are not respected, but some don’t seem to care about being left out. Ravens star safety Kyle Hamilton spoke to the media on Thursday, December 21 about the comments.

“I don’t think the 11-3 streak is set up to match the 49ers against us right now, and we feel a little bit disrespected about that,” Hamilton said. The safety continues, “I feel like we’re the best team in the league.” Quarterback Lamar Jackson, on the other hand, has a different view of the opposition, and he welcomes it.

At Jackson’s press conference on Thursday, December 21, when asked about the opposition, he said: “I’m cool, I don’t want them coming at us.” Jackson embraces David Vs. Goliath story, saying, “I like being the underdog. I think we play better when we’re questioned and people don’t pick us to win the game.” The Ravens’ record is no fluke, and the 49ers shouldn’t take it lightly. They play in the tightest division in the NFL and have played nine of 14 games against teams over .500.

Friday’s Week 15 injury report brings good news

Fortunately, the Ravens got an extra day of rest ahead of this showdown, and it looks like they’ll go into the game at near full strength.

The team released the injury notice on Friday, December 22, and fans were greeted with good news regarding the players’ health. Star players Zay Flowers (limited Thursday) and Odell Beckham Jr. (did not practice Thursday) both participated fully in practice and showed no signs of injury.

Linebacker Malik Hamm, who is in his final week of activation, had another full practice and should be in line to see his first game of the year. Left tackle Ronnie Stanley was also able to complete a full practice after dealing with concussion symptoms for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The corner went from limited practice on Thursday to not being able to practice at all on Friday due to a knee injury.

Maulet is a key player on the Ravens defense and his absence is a tough pill to swallow. Heavy Sports Quarter4 predictions give the Ravens a 41% chance to beat the 49ers by an expected 3-point margin.

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