With the amazing season the Baltimore Ravens are having, safety Earl Thomas is not shy about where he thinks his team will be when February rolls around.
"You think the 49ers are going to the Super Bowl?" he said on Wednesday. "It could be. Let's see. When the Super Bowl comes, whoever we play, they're going to be in trouble." The player was asked by a reporter if their game Sunday against the equally talented San Francisco 49ers was going to serve as a Super Bowl preview, according to ESPN.
ESPN's Football Power Index has the red-hot Ravens over the amazingly consistent New England Patriots as the Super Bowl winner in 2020, which a 26.2 percent chance of victory. If Lamar Jackson continues his stellar play, the Ravens might be the team celebrating in February. "He's carved up the Patriots. He's proved doubters that he can throw the ball among the best QBs in the entire league," Zach Frydenlund writes on Complex. He's a dominating force on the field and one hell of a leader, with a Ravens team that looks like a real Super Bowl contender."
What do Thomas' other teammates think about their odds? "He brought that vision since he got drafted," Baltimore wide receiver Willie Snead IV said, according to ESPN. "If the guys around him ain't got that vision, it's like we got the wrong guys in the huddle. I feel like everybody in the huddle has that same vision -- all 11 guys see the Super Bowl in our near future, and it starts with Lamar."
The Ravens have currently won seven games in a row and are set to play the 49ers on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST.