Most Ravens fans hate Tom Brady and the entitled New England Patriots anyway, but they have other reasons for rooting for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. He is the embodiment of their hopes for Lamar Jackson.
Lamar Jackson has long admired New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. "I want to bring the Super Bowl here," the young Raven said. "I want to be the [Tom] Brady [of Baltimore]. I want to be the Brady. Bring multiple, if I could."
Nike’s decision to partner with activist and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in marketing campaigns points to differences between the athletic brand and Under Armour, its Baltimore-based rival, analysts say.
The Nielsen company said that more than 40 million people on Sunday watched the NFL's two preliminaries for the Super Bowl. Viewership was down 8 percent from the conference championship games a year ago.
Only three offensive players that started for the Patriots when they last met the Ravens in a divisional playoff game on Jan. 10, 2015, will be starting Monday night at Gillette Stadium. Yet, the only thing that seemed to matter to the Ravens this week was that the guy who directs the Patriots offense remains the same, perhaps even better.