Only one NFL team is favored to win every game this season and it might not be who you think it is.
Most people would probably guess that the team is the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patrick Mahomes-led squad just won the Super Bowl and seems primed to win another one, after all.
But it’s another AFC contender who is favored to win every regular season game. That team is the Baltimore Ravens.
Baltimore, not Kansas City, is favored in all 16 regular season games right now. The Ravens play the Chiefs and the game is in Baltimore, so Lamar Jackson’s team is favored.
John Harbaugh’s team is the only NFL squad to be favored in all 16 regular season games.
Analytics and oddsmakers have the Ravens favored to win all 16 games this season. Baltimore looks just as strong or even better than last season, when it won its last 12 regular-season games to finish 14-2. The Ravens return all but one starter from the NFL’s highest-scoring offense and improved the front seven, the weakest part of the defense.
Baltimore and Kansas City are seen as even in the eyes of the oddsmakers.
“We have the Ravens and Chiefs pretty much dead even on a neutral field,” Jeff Davis, the director of trading at Caesars Sportsbook, told ESPN.com.
Baltimore is set to host Kansas City on Sept. 28. If someone is going to beat the Ravens in the regular season, it’ll probably be the Chiefs.