Get to know Buffalo Bills Week 4 opponent: Baltimore Ravens

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

The Buffalo Bills suffered their first loss of the 2022 season, at the hands of their division rival Miami Dolphins. In a game in which Buffalo had multiple players miss due to injury, while also dealing with the heat, the team ultimately lost 21-19 after Josh Allen couldn’t spike the ball in time. While they sit at 2-1, the undefeated Miami Dolphins currently lead the division with a 3-0 record.

Looking ahead to Week 4, the Buffalo Bills hope to rebound as they travel to Maryland to play the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens are currently 2-1, and they lead the all-time series with the Bills 6-4. The last time the Bills faced the Ravens was in the Divisional Round of the 2020 NFL playoffs when the Bills won 17-3 to advance to their first AFC title game in 26 years.

As it stands right now, the Ravens have the fourth-best offense in the league. With their average of 33 points per game, Baltimore leads all the other teams in scoring average. However, Baltimore’s defense leaves a lot to be desired, as the unit ranks dead last in the NFL. They have given 1060 passing yards to their opposition, which is the highest total allowed.

Can the Buffalo Bills slow down Lamar Jackson?

Josh Allen may be the favorite to win MVP honors this season, but there’s another single-caller that might take the crown from him: Lamar Jackson. Jackson has put on quite the show so far, passing for 749 yards and a league-leading ten touchdowns. He’s still lethal on the ground as ever, as his 243 rushing yards are tied with Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey for 5th in the NFL. He also has two rushing touchdowns to boot.

If Jackson can maintain his high-level performance throughout the year, he is projected to finish the season with 4,244 yards and 57 touchdowns over the air, and 1,377 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground. Add all those numbers up, and Jackson is projected to finish with 5,621 yards and 68 touchdowns of total offense. Nothing would scream MVP more than a performance like that.

Week 4’s matchup with the Bills and Ravens is set to feature two MVP-caliber quarterbacks, Allen and Jackson, duking it out. It will make for one of the most entertaining QB duels not just for Week 4, but for the season as well. Whichever quarterback comes out on top will certainly add to their MVP resume, in what promises to be an exciting football game.