Shannon Sharpe Believes That the Baltimore Ravens Will Return to the Super Bowl

A former Baltimore Ravens player believes that the team could be headed back to the Super Bowl this season.

LOS ANGELES, Ca.- On FS1’s Undisputed, former Ravens tight end and Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe threw his support behind the team.

“The AFC representative this year in Super Bowl LII will be the Baltimore Ravens,” Sharpe said on Undisputed. “I love what they’ve done – adding Jeremy Maclin, Breshad Perriman got healthy last year, I love Mike Wallace. I love the addition of Danny Woodhead.”

Sitting alongside Sharpe at the table was Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, Sharpe’s co-host Skip Bayless. Initially after Sharpe’s statement, Owens gave him an interesting look to say the least. Sharpe also believes that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will bounce back, after being another year removed from knee surgery.

“A year after the surgery, Joe Flacco will be even better,” said Sharpe.

Sharpe also raved about the additions on defense including Tony Jefferson, Brandon Carr, and the long list of rookies that were drafted on the defensive side of the football.

“Defensively, this is the one team Skip, no matter where they play them at, they never bow down to the Patriots,” Sharpe said. “They come after [Tom Brady].”

Divisional Playoffs - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots
Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens sacks Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots during the first quarter of the 2014 AFC Divisional Playoffs game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Jan. 9, 2015 – Source: Jim Rogash/Getty Images North America)

Before Sharpe’s pick of the Ravens, Bayless picked the New England Patriots to make it out of the AFC. Baltimore has split their four playoff contests against the Patriots. All four matchups have taken place in Foxboro, the home of the Patriots.

In 2009, Baltimore was victorious with strong rushing attack in the Wild Card round. In 2012, Baltimore lost the game on a heartbreaking missed field goal in the AFC Championship Game. However, Baltimore would come back to beat New England in the following season in the AFC Championship Game. In 2015, the Ravens lost to New England in a close Divisional Round game.

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