Buffalo Bills: Early look at five toughest opponents on 2024 schedule

AFC Divisional Playoffs - Kansas City Chiefs v Buffalo Bills
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3.) Baltimore Ravens

It was a similar story this season as compared to the 2019 Baltimore Ravens. They dominated the regular season, got the first round bye, and then choked in the playoffs. Baltimore was not just winning games, but they were handling opponents like it was nothing. In the divisional round of the playoffs, they got off to a slow start against the Houston Texans and then scored 24 unanswered points to win 34-10. Then in the AFC championship game, the Ravens flipped for the worst and put up just 10 points against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Quarterback Lamar Jackson developed as a dangerous passer this season, something that he had not before in his career. He threw for over 3,600 yards and 24 touchdowns, leading the Ravens to a 13-4 record. However, the Baltimore defense deserves a lot of credit. They allowed only 3 games of more than 200+ passing yards before their bye week in Week 13. The run defense became a little bit more vulnerable in the last 5 weeks of the season which ultimately hurt them in the playoffs as well.

At the end of the day, the Ravens are always a tough and physical team to play, and the Bills still lack an identity of what kind of team they are. These two teams faced off last year where the Bills edged a game-winning field goal to win 23-20. The Bills take another trip to Baltimore to face a familiar opponent in the Ravens.