Weekend was rough for top contenders — unless you’re a Ravens fan

Kansas City and San Francisco both lost on Christmas Day while other top contenders struggled over the weekend — aside from the Baltimore Ravens, who knocked off Francisco in a rout.



December 26, 2023 - 2:18 PM

Lamar Jackson (8) of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball during the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/TNS

The Chiefs lost again. The Eagles struggled against the lowly Giants. The 49ers were embarrassed at home.

Christmas Day was rough on Super Bowl contenders except for the Ravens.

Lamar Jackson boosted his MVP chances and Baltimore made a major statement with a convincing 33-19 victory over San Francisco in a prime-time matchup Monday night that featured the NFL’s two No. 1 seeds.