The Baltimore Ravens are at an all time high after absolutely obliterating the Miami Dolphins this past week, and locking up the 1 seed in the AFC conference and securing that the road to the Super Bowl goes through Baltimore.
Although Lamar Jackson does not have a great playoff track record, Odell Beckham Jr. of the Ravens, a Super Bowl winning wide receiver with the Los Angeles Rams, think this team is the best by far that he has ever played for. He’s right and it isn’t even close.
Even though OBJ has played for some amazing teams including a Super Bowl winning team, he was quoted talking to the Baltimore locker room about how this team is the best. He was quoted saying:
“It’s everything,” Beckham said. “It’s the way the organization is run. It’s the players. … This is the best team I’ve been on in the NFL.”
Baltimore Ravens Stats Back Up OBJ Claims
Lamar Jackson is the betting favorite to win MVP and he had a prefect passer rating to go with 5 touchdown passes against Miami. The week prior they beat the San Francisco 49ers easily giving Brock Purdy his worst game of the year and his short career.
The stats of this Baltimore team though is by far in a way a great proof to back up Beckham’s claims about this being a legendary team. Baltimore is 1st in point differential in the league, 2nd in points per game, 1st in opponents points per game, and 1st in turn over difference. These stats don’t just say that this is the best team OBJ has played but perhaps one of the best teams ever.
There are further stats that highlight this team being something different than what we have seen in a long time on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. They also lead the entire league in sacks and rush yards per game. They are also 4th in opponents yards per game, 2nd in opponents touchdown to interception ratio, and 2nd in opponents passer rating.
They literally the top of the league in almost every offensive and defensive stat! They have one of the best offenses all around, in passing and rushing, and they have one of the best defenses in the league, in getting to the quarterback and stopping the rush and pass.
This has not been seen in a long time, but won’t be proven true to many unless they win the Super Bowl. They need to prove their regular season in the post season. While they are record breaking team, and probably have the MVP at the helm, they need to come up this post season and finish the job.