As the second newest NFL organization, behind the Texans, the Baltimore Ravens have consistently been one of the top teams across the league. Since their opening season in 1996, the Ravens have already won two Super Bowl titles in 2001 and 2013. Additionally, they do not fail to produce Hall of Fame players and stun the league with their ever-so threatening defense. This year, the Ravens are stacked with talent in the quarterback position with Super Bowl champion Joe Flacco, newly drafted Lamar Jackson, and Robert Griffin III. It is very clear as to why the Ravens have a good chance at making a strong push to make the playoffs this year.
There are few teams in football that command as much respect as the New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees is making a case to be acknowledged as the G.O.A.T (greatest of all time) as he continues to lead the Saints in a record-setting career year. Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram, and Michael Thomas are Brees’ weapons of choice, together helping the Saints achieve one of the best records in the league.
The Saints’ recent tradition of success is no coincidence. The story goes like this. The Saints are more than an elite NFL team. They are a symbol of New Orleans, a city with one of the most unique cultures in the world. Following Hurricane Katrina, 80% of New Orleans was underwater. The Saints, displaced themselves, were looked at as a beacon of hope for the devastated city. Along came a young quarterback named Drew Brees, and the Saints hoisted the Lombardi Trophy four years later.