Earl Thomas basically guarantees Ravens are getting to Super Bowl
The Baltimore Ravens have looked like by far the best team in the AFC for about two months now, and many are picking them to represent the conference in the Super Bowl. From the way it sounds, veteran defensive back Earl Thomas is already counting on it.
With the Ravens preparing to face the NFC’s best team, Thomas was asked if he thinks Sunday’s game between the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will be a preview of Super Bowl LIV. The Pro Bowler is not ready to crown the Niners just yet, but he seems to think the Ravens have already punched their tickets.
Earl Thomas on whether Sunday's Ravens-49ers game will be a Super Bowl preview: "You think the 49ers are going to the Super Bowl? It could be. Let’s see. When the Super Bowl comes, whoever we play, they’re going to be in trouble."
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) November 27, 2019
It certainly would not be a surprise if the Ravens get to the Super Bowl in Miami and end up raising the Lombardi trophy, especially if Lamar Jackson continues to play the way he has. Baltimore has destroyed its last three opponents by a combined score of 135-26, so picking them to win it all would not exactly be a hot take.
That said, making a Super Bowl guarantee always comes with a risk. Teams like the New England Patriots basically don’t allow it, as they don’t want to provide their opponents with any bulletin board material. Thomas, however, is obviously not concerned about that. This isn’t even the first time this season he has made a guarantee about the playoffs. Time will tell if that confidence plays out the way the Ravens hope it will.