Three reasons why the Ravens can win it all this year
With playoff football on the horizon, it’s Super Bowl or bust for all 12 teams. FOX Sports NFL insider Alex Marvez gives three reasons why each team will win the Super Bowl XLIX.
Deja vu all over again: It was two seasons ago when the Ravens limped into the playoffs at 10-6, caught fire and won Super Bowl 47. Baltimore has the talent to make that same type of run this postseason. All six of Baltimore’s losses came against teams that finished with winning records.
The defensive front seven: This group has helped cover for a leaky secondary. Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs combined for 29 sacks. Inside linebacker C.J. Mosley became the first rookie to lead the Ravens in tackles since Ray Lewis in 1996. And defensive tackle Haloti Ngata will be returning from a four-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs to boost the run defense.
Joe Cool: Joe Flacco enjoyed one of the greatest postseasons of any quarterback in NFL history when the Ravens won Super Bowl 47. Though he hasn’t hit those same heights since, Flacco is capable of doing so. He has a solid group of receiving targets and is backed by the NFL’s eighth-ranked rushing attack. No team had more runs of 20-plus yards (24) than Baltimore during the regular season.