NFL Odds: AFC Baltimore Ravens Depth on Show in Fight with Chargers
The Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers belong to two of the most difficult divisions in football. On Sunday, the two fringe competitors will fight it out for playoff eligibility.
The Ravens are among four rivals competing for the winning spot in the AFC North. With only one one half-game separating the 7-3-1 Cincinnati leaders from the remainder of the teams (all 7-4), a big win over the Chargers might keep the Ravens in a great position heading forward. The Ravens are 33/1 to win the Super Bowl, and those chances are refelected by their capability to get things done when it matters.
AFC Baltimore Ravens will host San Diego on Sunday, and the probabilities lean in Baltimore's favor (-6). Do not mistake their benefit in the sportsbook for a San Diego weak spot. San Diego is also a 33/1 shot to win the Super Bowl.
Since late, the Chargers have actually come on strong in the AFC West in spite of the injuries they have sustained during the period. With Philip Rivers under center and Ryan Mathews going back to deal damage in the backfield (175 rushing yards and a touchdown in only 2 games), San Diego is a formidable competitor.
Naturally being an outstanding team in a deep conference does not total up to much if the group cannot make the playoffs. That's exactly what makes this week's 13 tilt a must-see occasion.