Over the next couple of weeks, we will take a look at a series history of each non-AFC North opponent the Baltimore Ravens will face during the 2016 regular season. For today’s edition, we will take a look at the Ravens head to head history against the Buffalo Bills.
The Ravens are set to take on the Bills in week 1 of the 2016 season and the Ravens will battle the Bills for the seventh time in franchise history. The series between the two teams is deadlocked at 3-3.
The Ravens and the Bills first met during the 1999 season when the Bills went to Baltimore to win a low scoring game by the score of 13-10. Coincidentally, the 1999 season is also the last year the Bills made it to the playoffs.
In 2004, the Ravens and the Bills played a game that would eventually have playoff implications for both teams down the stretch as the Ravens would take control of the game and win by the score of 20-6 with an interception return for a touchdown by Ravens cornerback Deion Sanders playing a big role in the outcome.
In 2006, the Ravens hosted in the Bills in week 17 with the Ravens having an opportunity at a first-round bye on the line. The scenario entering the game was if the Ravens win, the team clinches a first-round bye for the first time in franchise history and improve to 13-3. The Ravens didn’t exactly have a great time in this game but the team did what it needed to do by winning by the score of 19-7.
In 2007, the Ravens entered week 7 against the Bills with a 4-2 record and the Ravens would lose a close game by the score of 19-14 in Buffalo that would eventually send Baltimore onto a nine-game losing streak.
In 2010, the Ravens hosted the Bills in week 7 in a game that was a high scoring affair with the score being 24-20 at halftime alone. The Ravens secondary allowed big plays in the first half, but the defense made adjustments in the second half and to hold the Bills to just 10 points. The Ravens would go on to win by the score of 37-34 in overtime.
In 2013, the Ravens traveled to Buffalo for just the second time in franchise history and it was a critical game that the Ravens would need down the line to reach the playoffs as the defending Super Bowl champions. The Ravens just could not get anything going consistently on both sides of the ball (offense and defense) and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco arguably had his worst game of his career as he threw five interceptions as the Ravens would lose a close game by the score of 23-20.