The Baltimore Ravens will host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon in a game that some feel is a potential Super Bowl preview.
The Ravens have won seven games in a row to improve to 9-2 on the season. Meanwhile, the 49ers are an NFC-best 10-1, so there is a possibility that these two teams could meet in February.
As for what Baltimore safety Earl Thomas thinks of that? He isn't so sure San Francisco will get there, but he seems positive that the Ravens will.
“You think the 49ers are going to the Super Bowl?” Thomas said when asked about a possible rematch in Miami, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. “It could be. Let’s see. … When the Super Bowl comes, whoever we play, they’re going to be in trouble.”
Thomas has Super Bowl experience, as he played in two of them and won one during his time with the Seattle Seahawks, but he is playing a rather dangerous game here.
While it's great to be confident in your team, guarantees are almost never a good thing, especially when you are playing in a conference that houses the six-time Super Bowl-champion New England Patriots and the Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs.
To be fair, the Ravens did beat the Patriots back on Nov. 3, and they gave the Chiefs a good fight in a loss at Arrowhead Stadium earlier in the year, but Thomas should be careful about counting his chickens before the eggs hatch.
Thomas has logged 31 tackles and a couple of interceptions this season.