Ravens vs. Bills: Nathan Peterman to get start against Baltimore
According to reports, the Buffalo Bills have named Nathan Peterman their starting quarterback for their week 1 battle in Baltimore against the Ravens:
The Ravens defense now knows who they are going to be charged with stopping in the first game of the season. Nathan Peterman gets the start from the Bills, over rookie quarterback Josh Allen. In his second season out of Pittsburgh, Peterman’s stat line is pretty awful. In four games, Peterman has thrown two touchdowns compared to five interceptions. The five interceptions, by the way were all in the same game. His passer rating is 38.4 and his completion percentage is just under 50 percent.
The Ravens, who led the league in interceptions a year ago, will need to focus on stopping the running game of the Buffalo Bills. If LeSean McCoy doesn’t beat them, it’s hard to imagine Peterman will do it. The Ravens are going to try to make the Bills one-dimensional. They will test Peterman. If the Bills want to win this game, Peterman has to play at a level he never has reached in the NFL.
The Ravens changed a lot on the offensive side of things, but defense is still supposed to be their bread and butter in Baltimore. The Bills offense is a big question mark regardless of who is under center. The Bills have serious concerns about their offensive line and their receiving group is far from elite. Kelvin Benjamin is their best weapon in the passing game and his only 1,000 yard season was in 2014.
It’s beginning to look like Christmas for the Ravens defense. They have a chance to start the season by stomping on Peterman’s parade in the season opener. Peterman has to out duel and outsmart veterans like Terrell Suggs and Eric Weddle and it’s doubtful that he can do it.