Oddsmakers Say Ravens Underdogs To Eagles


The Ravens opened the season with a commanding 44-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football.

The Eagles barely squeaked by the Cleveland Browns, needing a late touchdown to get the 17-16 win in Cleveland.

It would appear that the Ravens have the edge heading into their Week 2 showdown in Philadelphia.

But the oddsmakers don't agree.

The Eagles are between one and three point favorites, depending on the website or casino. But coming into the game as underdogs doesn't seem to bother the Ravens. 

"Maybe we'll use it as extra motivation, but it doesn't really matter," tight end Ed Dickson said. "If we were the underdog by 20 or if we were picked to win by 20, you still have to play the game. We have such great veteran leadership that it really doesn't matter if we're favored or not favored. I believe our guys will be ready to play when the time comes this week."

"I don't even care," wide receiver Jacoby Jones added. "We control the outcome, no matter what."

Sunday's game will be the home opener for the Eagles, which likely played into the point spread. Lincoln Financial Field is also known as a difficult place to play, and there should be a loud atmosphere as the Eagles look to rebound from last week's disappointing start.

Regardless of the factors that played into the Eagles being the favorites, Jones said the team has to put all of that to the side.

"We're going to go out and do our job, whether we're favorites or not," he said. "Whoever your pick is fine."

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