Who Has the Edge? Previewing Ravens vs. Bills

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Sep 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) kicks a field goal during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) kicks a field goal during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports /

Special Teams

Edge: Ravens

The Ravens had the top ranked special teams unit in the entire NFL last season (and a top three finish the past four years) and with the Wolfpack back together again, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be the best this year.

Oh, and did I forget to mention the Ravens added the greatest returner in NFL History? That’s right, Devin Hester, formerly of the Bears and Falcons, agreed to a one year deal last week. Hester has the NFL record for both special teams touchdowns and punt return touchdowns (most in NFL history).

Justin Tucker is among the best, if not the best kicker in the league. Sam Koch has over 20 different punts and went to the Pro-Bowl last season. Morgan Cox never has a bad snap.

Now the Bills are no slouches on special teams themselves, they had the NFL’s best kickoff coverage last season, but lost key special teamer Jordan Gay. However, like most Rex Ryan led teams, they finished second in special teams’ penalties last season as well.

Dan Carpenter is an above average kicker and Colton Schmidt was a nice surprise last season, but the combination of Justin Tucker and Sam Koch is superior.

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