For what it’s worth, Sports Illustrated’s NFL reporters released their full predictions for this year’s postseason. Boy are Ravens fans going to be pissed.
Of their eight NFL contributors, not one of them picked the Baltimore Ravens to win the Super Bowl. Four of them had the Ravens making it to Indianapolis, but no one thought they can get the “W” on February 5.
NFL expert Peter King has the Ravens losing to the Patriots in the AFC Championship game after beating the Texans in the Divisional round. Both Don Banks and Chris Burke predict a third matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers this postseason, but in different rounds. Banks has Baltimore facing Pittsburgh in the second round and Burke has the Steelers coming to Baltimore for the AFC championship. Ravens fans will be happy to hear that both guys see Baltimore finishing the season 3-0 against their rival.
As far as their potential Super Bowl opponent goes, the four reporters that have Baltimore in the big game have them either losing to the Packers or Saints. Only Damon Hack sees the AFC defeating Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers in the Super Bowl and he thinks it’ll take Tom Brady to do it.