Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills: Insight from BuffaLowDown

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Jan 9, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) throws against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half in the AFC Wild Card game at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /

The Baltimore Ravens have a very interesting fight ahead with the Buffalo Bills:

If the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills have saved their best football of the season for Saturday night, this could instantly become a classic. There is so much to talk about with this matchup. In a moment we’re going to get the scoop from Brandon Croce of BuffaLowDown, the FanSided site for the Bills. I wanted to get a Bills perspective on this game. I wanted to see his take on how the Ravens could defend Josh Allen and what people in Buffalo were thinking about this game.

First, here is what I think about this game. The Ravens and the Bills are built two different ways. The Ravens are all about their run game and the dual-threat weapon that is Lamar Jackson at quarterback. The Bills are all about their high-flying passing game with weapons galore.

It shows you that there are multiple ways to win and it creates a very interesting juxtaposition within the game. When you look at the rosters though, both are fairly complete. There is no roster without weaknesses, yet these two teams have been built right.

Both teams have drafted well and made key moves via trade. For the Bills, it was getting Stefon Diggs from the Minnesota Vikings and unlocking a special offense. For the Ravens, it was the game changing trade for Marcus Peters as well as moves for Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngackoue. These aren’t just two of the best teams in the AFC, these are two of the best organizations in the sport at the moment.

We’re going to be talking a lot about the battle between Jackson and Josh Allen. With Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns taking on the Kansas City Chiefs, it’s more than likely that the winner of this game will have the only quarterback from the 2018 NFL Draft class in the conference championship round of the playoffs.

One thing is for sure, we may never see another draft class like that at the quarterback position; Jackson and Allen are a big reason why it’s one of the best quarterback drafts of all-time. These are two young and mobile quarterbacks with an insane amount of talent. The quarterbacks shouldn’t be the only thing obsessed with about this contest, though it’s easy to see why they are the top story.

With that let’s get to the Q&A. Here are my questions and Brandon Croce’s answers: