Two of the best teams in the AFC will square off this Sunday, as the New England Patriots will take on the Baltimore Ravens. With only a few days left until kickoff, Ravens tight end Nick Boyle sent a message to the defending champions.
Baltimore is coming off its bye week and could shake up the entire AFC playoff picture with a win this weekend. The team owns a 5-2 record which includes a statement win over the Seattle Seahawks.
On the other hand, New England remains undefeated and hasn’t shown many flaws through the first half of the season.
Nonetheless, Boyle decided to question the legitimacy of the Patriots.
When talking to reporters this week, Boyle said he doesn’t believe New England has faced a team as good as Baltimore.
“We’ll see how good they are once we play them,” Baltimore tight end Nick Boyle said. “I don’t think they’ve seen anyone like our offense or like Lamar [Jackson]. They’re a good team and we’ll need to bring our ‘A’ game.”
That’s a bold statement from Boyle, but he’s not wrong at all. In fact, the Patriots have only played against one team with a winning record this season – the Buffalo Bills.
Although the Ravens have a ton of confidence heading into this weekend, these latest remarks from Boyle might turn into bulletin-board material for the Patriots.