Ravens Thrive as Underdogs
Baltimore Ravens players and coaches are embracing their underdog status as they prepare to face the San Francisco 49ers on Monday. The team believes that being doubted and not chosen as the favorite fuels their performance on the field. The Ravens have shown their resilience by clinching a playoff spot for the second year in a row and securing a four-game win streak.
American Football Conference vs. National Football Conference
Although the Ravens have been dominant, the 49ers are currently favored by -5.5. Safety Kyle Hamilton expressed his disappointment with how the 11-3 teams, including the Ravens, are perceived differently. He feels that the team is being disrespected and wants to prove their worth as the best team in the league.
Head Coach Harbaugh’s Perspective
Head coach John Harbaugh acknowledges the underdog narrative but emphasizes that the team is not underestimating the challenge posed by the 49ers’ offense. He recognizes quarterback Brock Purdy as a formidable opponent who leads a high-level offense to great success. The Ravens’ focus is on defending the entire 49ers’ offense, utilizing their own defensive strengths and physicality.
The 49ers enter Monday’s matchup with an impressive six-game winning streak, winning each game by at least 12 points. Both teams are determined to showcase their abilities on a national stage.
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