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Chiefs DT Chris Jones calls the Ravens the best team in the league

Only one team walks away as Super Bowl champions at the end of the NFL season, but that does not always mean they were the best team.

After winning Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones made his opinion clear on who he believed the best team in the NFL was this season.

“I think we faced the best team in the league in [the] Baltimore Ravens, hands down,” Jones said.

Jones is not alone in this opinion. The Ravens were widely viewed as the best team in the NFL heading into the playoffs — a belief that was only solidified following Baltimore’s 34-10 thrashing of the Houston Texans in the divisional round. DVOA also backed this with the Ravens ranking as the fifth-best regular season team in DVOA history. Baltimore ranked third all-time before resting starters against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the final game of the regular season.

Despite this, the Ravens failed to reach the Super Bowl, instead falling to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship. Baltimore only scored 10 points after demolishing many of the best teams in the NFL over the season’s final month.

Jones talked about the hard-fought journey the Chiefs had to make to reach the Super Bowl, including playing at M&T Bank Stadium in the AFC Championship game against the Ravens.

“It’s a tough environment. MVP Lamar Jackson and that defense, man. We [were] able to overcome them obstacles, we weren’t going to be defeated here.”

In some ways, this makes Baltimore’s loss in the AFC Championship sting even more. Unless you have Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes at quarterback, making and winning a Super Bowl is extremely tough, and the Ravens may have let their best chance to do so with Jackson slip through their fingers.

Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire