Ravens offense: Projecting standouts not named Lamar Jackson vs. Bills
1. Mark Andrews:
The divisional round of the NFL playoffs would be a bad time for the Bills to start playing good defense against tight ends. They haven’t covered tight ends well all season, and that could be very advantageous for the Ravens.
Jack Doyle just had seven receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills. In week 17, Mike Gesicki had 57 yards. Let’s not look at the Bills’ game against the New England Patriots for a point of reference because the Patriots had nothing going in that game.
The Denver Broncos were able to find Noah Fant for eight receptions, 68 yards, and a touchdown against Buffalo. The last time the Bills limited a tight end well it was against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the middle of December. Eric Ebron drops a lot though, so that’s not overly relevant. The Bills have a very evident, obvious just by looking at numbers kind of a problem covering tight ends. They struggle against decent tight ends, and at his best Mark Andrews is an elite weapon in the NFL.
The closest thing the Bills have faced a player like Mark Andrews was Travis Kelce. The Bills played the Kansas City Chiefs and gave up two touchdowns and 65 yards to Kelce. The Ravens have two things they consistently like to do in the passing game. They like to throw the ball to Marquise Brown and they like to throw the ball to Andrews.
I’m going to go bold here with this prediction. Again, this is time to be bold, the Ravens are fighting for the right to go to the AFC Championship game. Mark Andrews will account for half of Jackson’s passing yards. Jackson will throw for 200 yards in the air, and Andrews will get an even 100 of it. I’m in a giving mood as well. Give me two touchdowns for the Oklahoma product.