Ravens Season Odds
After falling one game shy of appearing in the Super Bowl last year, the Baltimore Ravens look to build off the success they had in 2008 and carry it into ’09.
The Ravens entered the 2009 offseason with plenty of questions to answer. Linebackers Bart Scott and Ray Lewis turned free agents and a hole was created at cornerback when veteran Samari Rolle was released.
Scott eventually flew the coup to join former Baltimore defensive coordinator Rex Ryan (now head coach of the Jets) in New York, but the Ravens were able to re-sign Lewis, who has been their inspirational defensive leader for over a decade.
The team also signed top free agent center Matt Birk (formerly of the Vikings), tight end L.J. Smith (Eagles) and addressed their cornerback need with the signing of free agent Domonique Foxworth (Falcons).
Oddsmakers from online sports SPORTSBETTING have established the Ravens’ odds to win Super Bowl XLIV at 30/1 and have made their odds to win the AFC at 10/1. Baltimore is also listed at 2.25/1 to win the AFC North, right behind the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are 2/1 to win the division.
If quarterback Joe Flacco doesn’t take a step back in his second season, the Ravens should once again make a run at the postseason. Their running back last year was solid and their offensive line continues to be consistent. It’ll be interesting to see how the Ravens’ defense fares after losing Ryan and a couple of starters off last year’s squad.
Baltimore Ravens Odds to Win Super Bowl XLIV
Baltimore Ravens 30/1
Baltimore Ravens Odds to Win 2009-2010 AFC
Baltimore Ravens 10/1
Baltimore Odds to Win 2009-2010 AFC North
Baltimore Ravens 2.25/1
Posted: 6/11/09 10:20PM ET