Ravens expected to still be among NFL’s best despite free-agent exodus

OWINGS MILLS – The Ravens are still filling several gaps on their roster because of the departure of 11 free agents thus far this year.

Nonetheless, coach John Harbaugh and his players are expected to have one of the best records in the NFL next season.

DraftKings released its early predictions and have the Ravens, Chiefs, and 49ers with over/under win totals of 11.5 — the best among all 32 teams.

BetMGM posted the same odds at 11.5 wins for the Chiefs, 49ers and Ravens.

Just below those three teams are the Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, and Philadelphia Eagles at 10.5.

The Houston Texans and New York Jets are listed with an over/under 9.5 wins.

The Ravens had the best record in the NFL last season, finishing 13-4 and advancing to the AFC Championship Game, where they lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Chiefs.

The Ravens have some work to do this offseason after losing both of their starting guards and a pair of outside linebackers who combined for 18 1/2 sacks last year.

The Ravens did add running back Derrick Henry, a four-time Pro Bowler and the 2020 AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year, and have two-time NFL MVP Lamar Jackson at quarterback. The Ravens also re-signed Pro Bowl defensive tackle Justin Madubuike, who had a breakout season in 2023 with 13 sacks.

The Ravens have nine selections in April’s NFL draft and general manager Eric DeCosta is confident that he can add players who will have an immediate impact.

“I say this every year, but as a wise man once said, ‘We don’t play games until September.’ We’ll be ready,” DeCosta said.  

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