3 bold predictions for Ravens vs 49ers on Christmas Day

Two of the hottest teams in football square off on Christmas Day in what should be one of the best games of the season.
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3. Lamar Jackson takes over as the MVP frontrunner

As I mentioned, Brock Purdy is the current favorite to win the NFL MVP award. But Lamar Jackson could take the throne with a big game and a win on Christmas.

Purdy's numbers on paper are better than Jackson's, but the value of these two players is certainly different. Purdy has been extremely productive, but he has also been surrounded by one of the best supporting casts in the league.

He has elite weapons with players like Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, and George Kittle, as well as arguably the best playcaller in football with coach Kyle Shanahan.

Lamar Jackson
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Jackson is certainly in a better position than he has been in the past in terms of play calling and weapons, but the comparison isn't the same. Jackson has had to work in a brand new offense while losing his favorite target (Mark Andrews) and two running backs to injury.

Through all of this adversity, Jackson has led the Ravens to the best record in the AFC and has put together one of his best passing seasons.

A win for the Ravens would go a long way in the eyes of the MVP voters, and I think they will get it. I'm predicting at least 3 touchdowns and a victory for Jackson and the Ravens on Christmas day.

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