Addressing the questions, comments and concerns following the 11-2 Baltimore Ravens’ 24-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Yet another playoff team has fallen at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens on their historic run. The Baltimore Ravens survived a late push from the Buffalo Bills to extend their streak to a franchise record 9 wins.
The Ravens have been out for blood this season and have been making statements week after week. Their latest wasn’t the prettiest but it says a lot about this team.
The Bills have a tremendous defense. Although they could not stop Lamar Jackson and the NFL’s second-best offense, they sure gave them their toughest test. But the results of the test are proof positive that finally, Baltimore has the best team.
The Ravens gained 118 yards on the ground, 89 yards shy of their 207.2 yard average. Jackson was held to only 40. The Bills took away the run, the bread n’ butter of this team.
It didn’t matter.
The clear league MVP, Lamar Jackson, found the end zone 3 times with his arm. The league’s 5th ranked defense, and namely Marcus Peters, made a stop when it mattered. The Bills had 10 days to prepare and it still wasn’t enough.
To be frank, it doesn’t matter what you do anymore. This team is locked in. You can take away what you think they’re best at and they will still find a way to beat you in the end.
But it’s only the regular season.
With the win Sunday, the Ravens became the first AFC team to clinch a playoff berth before being joined by the Kansas City Chiefs after they knocked off the struggling New England Patriots. At 11-2, Baltimore owns the AFC’s best record and has its eyes set on the AFC North crown for the second season in a row.