The Baltimore Ravens, with an 11-3 record, are set to face the San Francisco 49ers (also 11-3) in a highly anticipated Monday night game in Week 16. Despite their impressive performance this season, oddsmakers have made the Ravens around a five-point underdog for the upcoming game. The contest will take place at Levi’s Stadium, providing the 49ers with the home-field advantage.
Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton expressed his feelings about the underdog status, stating that he and his teammates feel a bit disrespected by the odds. Hamilton believes that the Ravens are the best team in the league and sees the upcoming game as an opportunity to showcase their abilities on a national stage.
On the other hand, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has a different perspective on being the underdog. Jackson mentioned that the team tends to play better when they are doubted, and he sees this as an opportunity for the Ravens to prove themselves once again. The Ravens were underdogs in only one game this season, a Week Two matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, which they won 27-24.
As the Ravens prepare for the Monday night showdown against the 49ers, both Hamilton and Jackson’s comments reflect the team’s mindset and determination to perform at their best, regardless of the odds. If the Ravens manage to secure a victory, it could impact their standing and perception as contenders for the Super Bowl.