According to Bovada, the 2014 Ravens have 40/1 odds to win Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. Only nine teams face longer odds to win next year's Super Bowl than the Ravens, who went 8-8 this past season in defense of their title and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Of course, the Seattle Seahawks who won Super Bowl XLVIII with a dominating 43-8 victory Sunday over the Denver Broncos, are the early favorites and have 9/2 odds to repeat. The Seahawks' top rival, the San Francisco 49ers, face 15/2 odds while Peyton Manning's Broncos are 8/1.
Among the teams that also have better odds than the Ravens are the division rival Cincinnati Bengals (25/1) and Pittsburgh Steelers (33/1), Jim Caldwell's Detroit Lions (33/1) and the Atlanta Falcons (25/1).
Of course, with free agency over a month away and the draft still over three months away, none of this means a whole lot, but I figured it was worth passing along.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun