The run defense will be better, but still problematic:
The Buffalo Bills will probably look at the San Francisco 49ers success with Raheem Mostert and try to recreate it with Devin Singletary. Look for the Bills to try to get Singletary around the edge (though the Bills’ run game is more of a hammer right at you than the stretching schemes of the 49ers). The Ravens could also see a bit of their own medicine as Josh Allen can contribute in the running game from the quarterback position. The Bills have a good offensive line, a great duo of Singletary and Frank Gore and a quarterback who has 93 rushing attempts for over 400 yards. Kind of like the Ravens, the Bills aren’t going to go through a game without their run game making an impact.
The good news for the Ravens is that they have stopped the run most of the season. The Patriots didn’t try to get the running game going. The Rams were too far behind to run the football the way they wanted to. The Texans were held in check until a long run in garbage time inflated their numbers.
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There have really only been a few times that the Ravens have been run on with much success. The Browns did it before the Ravens got right, and went on a tear. The 49ers did it. The 49ers run game is great, Buffalo is just really good. The Ravens may give up more rushing yards than they want to, however the Bills shouldn’t run rampant.
The Ravens will get improved play from their run defense. The 49ers game should prove to be the exception and not the rule. Put the Bills down for 100 rushing yards. They will break a big run or two that will make it look decent in the box score. That being said, I expect a better game from the outside linebackers setting the edge and players like L.J. Forth and Josh Bynes to rack up some tackles.