Buffalo Bills: Talking Bills vs. Ravens on the BuffaLowDown Podcast

Brad “The Bruiser” Eichkorn and Alex Jones get fans ready for Week 1 of the NFL season as the Buffalo Bills are set to take on the Baltimore Ravens.

The Buffalo Bills are getting set to open the 2018 NFL season on the road against the Baltimore Ravens.

If you’ve kept up with any of the national media’s reporting on the Bills, you are probably led to believe that this is going to be one of the worst teams in the history of team sports. If you’ve stayed tight with what’s been reported of the Buffalo media, you probably have the more realistic belief that expectations for this team are low, but not disastrous.

That is discussed in the latest episode of the BLD Podcast. Click here to listen to this week’s podcast or click on the player below.

Let’s face it, the national media said that the Bills were tanking 2017, and yet they over achieved and ended the longest playoff drought in pro sports. I still feel that this team could exceed expectations this year, but they could just as easily have a rough 2018 season. A pretty safe stance, right?

Of course myself (Brad “The Bruiser” Eichkorn) and Alex Jones are optimistic about the Bills chances against the Ravens on Sunday. We’re Bills fans, would you expect anything other than wide-eyed optimism?

Throughout the course of the summer, Alex and I have remained optimistic regarding the receivers that are on this roster. Outside of Kelvin Benjamin, there aren’t any household names in the receiving corps. However, I am a firm believer that there will be plenty of production out of this Bills team.

Yes, another anything-but-bold prediction by any stretch, but we anticipate that the run game will be the focal point of this Bills offense. This has been the case in recent years.

Expect LeSean McCoy getting the bulk of the carries, with a decent dose of Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy. Here’s to hoping the clichéd phrase of “hopefully, they can use the running game to open up the passing game” works.

The Bills announced on Monday that second-year quarterback Nathan Peterman will get the start under center. It shouldn’t come as any surprise based on a strong camp and performances in preseason games.

I’m very optimistic about the promise of rookie quarterback Josh Allen, but I firmly believe that starting Nathan Peterman in Week 1 against the Ravens was the right move. There’s a lot of upside to Josh Allen, but shouldn’t Bills fans want their starting quarterback to be the guy who is best to help the team win? I would think the answer to that question is “yes,” and again, I’m firm that Peterman is that guy.

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Next: Learning more about the Baltimore Ravens before Week 1

You’ll hear that and more in this week’s edition of the BuffaLowDown Podcast. We invite you to follow us both on Twitter. You can follow me (Bruiser) @billsbruiser, and Alex Jones @sanealexjones. What else is left to say? How about, GO BILLS!

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