Ravens Provide Further Evidence They're Enemy No. 1 to Patriots

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 13: Head coach John Harbaugh interacts with Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens prior to playing against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Dan Kubus/Getty Images)
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Lamar Jackson has been building his MVP resume over the last few weeks against some of the NFL's best teams, but he was still waiting on that one signature moment to tab him the indisputable favorite.

Well, it's fair to say that the sophomore superstar snatched his moment during the Baltimore Ravens' 45-6 dismantling of the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night.

More importantly, however, and Jackson would be the first to tell you this, the Ravens provided further evidence that they are, and it might not even be close, the No. 1 threat to the New England Patriots in the AFC.

Folks, Baltimore has been on a sensational stretch over the last month-plus of 2019. They have posted victories over the likes of the Seahawks (30-16), Patriots (37-20), Texans (41-7) and Rams (45-6).

There was also a 49-13 win over the Bengals in there, but the aforementioned squads are genuine contenders, two of which played in the Super Bowl last season.

When you add up the numbers, it equates to a mind-boggling 202-62 margin. Even excluding the W over Cincinnati, the edge is 153-49.

Are we really supposed to believe that the Chiefs, whose offense is slightly mangled and defense couldn't stop a nosebleed, are the No. 1 threat to the Pats? And please miss us with the notion that the Texans, who barely escaped the Colts at home in primetime, could make some magic in Foxborough.

It's the Ravens, ladies and gents.

Not only are they beating the toughest fixtures on their schedule, but they're making light work of those teams. Couple that with the fact that Baltimore already man-handled the Patriots (albeit at home), and you'll come to terms with the fact that they are threat numero uno to New England.

Up next for John Harbaugh and Co.? A date with the 10-1 San Francisco 49ers.