Baltimore Ravens: 5 players who must be on point vs. Bills
No. 4: Ravens Wide Receiver Marquise Brown
The Bills certainly know Baltimore will want to be dominant running the ball and will likely stuff the box with seven or eight defenders this Saturday, not unlike what Tennessee did in the same pattern.
This will ultimately force quarterback Lamar Jackson to deliver some quick-time passes, particularly screens, slants and targeting the flats to take advantage of Buffalo being aggressive on the line of scrimmage.
Eventually, however, those plays will set up some deep passes, which is all the more reason to watch out for wide receiver Marquise Brown, whose speed alone could be a major threat to a Bills defense that allowed an average of just 6.1 yards per pass play during the regular season.
Brown has been both frustrating and enticing over the regular season. But when the Titans tried loading the box against the Ravens last weekend, the second-year pro took full advantage with 109 receiving yards on seven targets.
Getting that kind of production again will be vital for Baltimore’s chances on Saturday.