Ravens Week 4: Three Things To Watch For Against The Bills


Sep 8, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods (10) celebrates his touchdown with running back Fred Jackson (22) during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Patriots beat the Bills 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off their best game of the season, the Ravens will be going up against a team that has high aspirations for this season and the future.

The Bills are going to come into Sunday’s game with one goal in mind, and that is to make an impact against the defending Super Bowl champ Ravens.

Watching to see if the Bills do make an impact against the Ravens will be just one of the four things to watch for in Sunday’s game.

Here are the three other things to watch for:

Going Up Against Rookie Quarterback EJ Manuel:

The Ravens will be going up against their first rookie starting quarterback of the season in EJ Manuel. He has been one of the more impressive rookies in this years draft class, and has already taken a Buffalo team to heights it has not seen in a very long time.

Opportunity Awaits For The Ravens Running Backs To Breakout:

This week’s match-up against the Bills, will be the perfect opportunity for the Ravens running game to finally breakout. Defending the run has been one of the Bills biggest problems, if not the biggest, through out their first three games of the season.

Things have been slow in the running back department for the Ravens with Ray Rice off to a slow start in the first two weeks of the season, and being out of last weeks game with a hip injury. Also, Bernard Pierce has not performed the way that everyone has expected him to perform this season.

Surprise! The Ravens Will Go Up Against Another Good Tight End:

It’s starting to feel like Déjà vu for the Ravens. They have faced very good tight ends in all of their three games of the season, and they will be facing another good one in Scott Chandler on Sunday against the Bills. He is coming off a very good week, catching the ball five times for 79 yards and a touchdown.

Like the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans, you can expect the Bills to target their tight end early in Sunday’s game.