There’s a New Super Bowl Favorite: Opinion
As a Detroit Lions fan, I’m not used to seeing our team do so well. It’s been a landmark year for the Lions, as we’re 6-2 going into this weekend’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Are we good? Yes. Are we great? I believe we are great. But, are we Super Bowl bound? I don’t think we’ll make it to the Big Game this season, personally. In fact, my thoughts on who will win it all have changed a lot over the last month. There’s a new Super Bowl favorite. Let me explain.
About a month ago, I was pretty hot on the San Francisco 49ers. Not that they’re one of my favorite teams or anything. I’ve never been a Niner. But, I was impressed with their performances, week after week, and picked them to go to the final game. However, the 49ers have lost their last three games. Yes, three in a row. That’s wild. Now, of course, I’m not so hot on the team.
I’m also a big Philadelphia Eagles fan. Actually, my top teams are the Lions, Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks. I know what you’re thinking. I need some AFC teams instead, since the Lions are NFC. Well, I have a new AFC favorite, and they’re a new Super Bowl favorite.
That new Super Bowl favorite is the Baltimore Ravens. These guys, along with the Jacksonville Jaguars, are really the sleeper hits of the season. Over nine games, the Ravens have developed the third-best DVOA in league history. The only other teams to do that were New England in 2007 and Washington in 1991, who both were Super Bowl teams.
But, a few other teams that I believe are close behind are the Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs and Jags. The Eagles maintain the best record in the NFL, and they have the sturdy Jalen Hurts at the helm. The Chiefs are still strong, and the Jags are surprising everyone with their top 10 defense. Want more commentary? Listen to my podcast here and contact me here to talk football.