Only one team in NFL history has won three consecutive games in a season by at least 34 points. That club is now the favorite to win the Super Bowl.
Fresh off dismantling the Rams on Monday night, the Baltimore Ravens sit atop the oddsboard as 3-1 favorites to win it all, knocking defending champion New England off the top spot for the first time all season. The last time the Ravens didn’t win by at least 34 points was in Week 9 when they bullied the Patriots in a 37-20 win.
That win gave Baltimore the head-to-head tiebreaker over New England, which could loom large in determining home-field advantage in the AFC. Oddsmakers told theScore that if those two met in the playoffs, the Ravens would be 4-point favorites at home but 1.5-point underdogs in New England.
Baltimore is riding a seven-game winning streak – with four wins against teams above .500 – into this week’s clash with San Francisco (7-1 to win the Super Bowl). The 49ers blew out Green Bay on Sunday night in similarly dominant fashion.
Still, San Francisco can’t match what the Ravens have done on their way to the top spot on the board. Baltimore is the first team to win four straight games against winning teams by more than 100 points combined, and its +184 point differential is the best by any team since the eventual Super Bowl champion Saints in 2009.