After getting revenge on the Titans in the first round of the playoffs, the Ravens will now take a shot at the Bills as they travel to Buffalo. The staff of Baltimore Beatdown gives some of their bold predictions for the highly-anticipated AFC showdown:
The red-hot Ravens’ rushing attack continues to dominate games, doing so to the tune of 300 combined yards against a weak Bills’ rush defense. Lamar Jackson and J.K. Dobbins both cross the 100-yard mark, with Dobbins also scoring twice. I said it last week but I mean it this time, Mark Andrews will score. Don “Wink” Martindale and the defense give Josh Allen his toughest test of the season, and this time Allen will be headed back home to study some more.
The snow-game worries are quickly denied as the Ravens’ offense continues its rushing dominance. Both J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards pile on the first downs and finish above 100 yards each. Meanwhile, Baltimore’s pass rush gets home five times with their attention no longer focused so stringently upon the run game last week. Justin Tucker goes 3/3 on field goals and the Ravens exit Orchard Park with a victory.
Historically, cold-weather games favor the running teams. There is going to be one running team in Buffalo on Saturday and it won’t be the Bills. Lamar Jackson and the Ravens’ offense may struggle against the Bills, but in the end, the game will surely come down to Buffalo’s offense vs Baltimore’s defense. The Ravens need to stop the Bills at least three times in this game, and I certainly believe that they will accomplish that. Josh Allen will be sacked at least four times and should throw at least one interception in the first half. Calais Campbell will dominate with an insane performance. Baltimore will win with a score of 17-10.
While the talk has been about the two star QBs in this matchup, it is Baltimore’s defense that will steal the show for the second week in a row. The Ravens will hold the high-octane offense of the Bills to under 20 points. Baltimore will have no issues running the ball on Saturday, rushing to the tune of 250 yards. Lamar Jackson will once again have a long highlight rushing touchdown. The Ravens will win 23-17.