4 bold predictions for the Buffalo Bills against the Baltimore Ravens

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Bills’ running backs combine for less than 10 carries

Since the days of LeSean McCoy, the Buffalo Bills have tried to improve the run game from using high draft picks (Devin Singletary, Zack Moss, James Cook) to adding offensive linemen who excel in run-blocking, like Rodger Saffold.

However, it hasn’t worked to this point and the idea that the Buffalo Bills need to establish the run doesn’t make much sense. Josh Allen is their best player and they should put the ball in his hands every opportunity they get.

This doesn’t mean though that offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey can’t include the running backs in the game plan. What he was able to do last week by throwing these quick passes to Singletary and Cook keeps them involved, forces defenses to cover all parts of the field, and gets them into space that allows them to pick up extra yards.

It also can keep the clock running by having Allen throw these high percentage throws that are basically just extended hand-offs.

The Buffalo Bills should continue this game plan this week against the Baltimore Ravens and they should be able to continue to move the ball effectively against this defense.