Daily Caw: Vegas Oddmakers Remain Optimistic on Ravens’ Shot at a Super Bowl


Nov 9, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) is sacked by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news from around the web.  Today we check on the latest Super Bowl odds, and Las Vegas is still relatively high on the Ravens’ chances.  Elvis Dumervil thinks that the team’s key to another title is him reaching 23 sacks, and we look for answers to the team’s biggest questions.

Vegas oddsmakers remain high on Ravens’ chancesClifton Brown, CSN Baltimore

"Count the bookmakers in Las Vegas among those who expect the Ravens to be a playoff team again next season. Bovada has released its latest odds to win the next Super Bowl, and the Ravens are at 25-1. In the AFC, only the Colts (8-1) and the Patriots (9-1) are stronger favorites.  Here’s the complete list that can be found at bovada.com:Odds to win the 2016 Super Bowl"

Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil wants NFL title, sacks recordAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

"Inside Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil’s locker, the veteran pass rusher keeps a reminder of a milestone he’s chasing.It’s a simple note with “23” written on it, signifying the number of sacks Dumervil would need to break the NFL single-season record established by former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan. Strahan set the record during the final game of the 2001 season when he sacked Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre to finish with 22 1/2 and top Mark Gastineau’s old mark.Although Dumervil is a four-time Pro Bowl selection, Strahan’s record — and a Super Bowl ring — have eluded him as he prepares for his 10th NFL season and third with the Ravens."

What are Ravens biggest questions?John Eisenberg, BaltimoreRavens.com

"After methodically addressing their most pressing needs during the offseason and then tying up some loose ends recently, the Ravens aren’t staring at a long list of unanswered questions.But while the coaches and players take it easy for a few weeks before training camp begins later this month, there are still some uncertainties hanging in the muggy summertime air.Such as …– Can they get Justin Tucker’s signature on a contract extension before the season?"

Training camp preview: wide receiverKyle Casey, Russell Street Report

"Another year, another lackluster receiving corps for the Baltimore Ravens. Like clockwork, the Ravens enter the season with a good-not-great set of receivers to work with, but that is a common practice for the organization.With the departures of veterans Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones comes the much anticipated arrival of rookie Breshad Perriman, this year’s first round pick. The big-bodied, speedy Perriman is a dynamic but unfinished product whose pure physical traits promise to net him a spot in the starting lineup by September.Outside of bringing in Perriman, the front office made only minor additions, and barring a veteran addition via a signing or trade prior to the regular season, the set of receivers on the roster will look quite similar to last season."

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