Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens – NFL Week 4 Preview
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – The Buffalo Bills play a second straight road game, this time against Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.
Buffalo Bills Gameday Basics
Teams: Buffalo Bills (2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (2-1)
Time: Sunday at 1 p.m.
Where: M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD)
Bills Injury Report
- Christian Benford, CB (Out)
- Ed Oliver, DT (Out)
- Jake Kumerow, WR (Out)
- Jordan Phillips, DT (Out)
- Justin Murray, OT (Out)
- Tommy Sweeney, TE (Out)
Ravens Injury Report
- Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB (Out)
- Justin Houston, OLB (Out)
- Kenyan Drake, RB (Out)
- Patrick Mekari, G (Out)
- Ronnie Stanley, OT (Out)
What’s At Stake?
In a battle between the two top MVP favorites at this point in the season, neither quarterback wants to lose, and neither team wants to fall to 2-2.
Last season, the Bills lost more games than they wanted to and lost out on home-field advantage through the playoffs. After the season ended, the organization was clear they wanted to limit those losses and play for the one-seed.
The Baltimore Ravens are a direct competitor for that one-seed, so while a win would put them back on the right track, it would, more importantly, serve as a potential tiebreaker down the line.
Last Time Out: Dolphins 21, Bills 19
A game characterized by a depleted Bills team, and especially their secondary, Buffalo had numerous chances to come from behind and win in the 4th quarter but ultimately fell to the Dolphins.
Josh Allen attempted 63 passes and went for 400 yards on the dot, with 2 touchdowns. Meanwhile, the Bills held possession for two-thirds of the game.
However, the Dolphins played outstanding red zone defense, and benefitted from a Tyler Bass missed field goal from 38-yards away.
The loss pushed Buffalo back to 2-1 and kept Miami, along with Philadelphia, as the only undefeated teams in the NFL.
Bills Player To Watch
After taking a nasty hit from teammate Matt Milano in the Bills’ week 2 win against the Tennessee Titans, Dane Jackson is already back on the field.
This NFL season has been highlighted by some awful injuries, none more obvious than Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
But Jackson’s injury was nearly as serious, as he was immediately taken to the hospital after a nasty hit to the head.
He was in good spirits all week at practice and at full health would be very key to help a Bills secondary that’s been hit by numerous injuries.