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Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens: first half open thread

The regular season is only two weeks away

We’ve reached the second half of the preseason, folks. The Buffalo Bills are in Maryland to take on the Baltimore Ravens at 7 PM.

The topic of conversation around the third preseason games usually involves the extended appearances of the starters on both sides of the ball. Their playing time is only going to go under a stronger microscope after last night, when New England Patriots wideout Julian Edelman suffered a likely season-ending injury and Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware almost did the same.

Is it that important that LeSean McCoy sees a whole lot of action tonight? Should Sean McDermott risk losing a key player in the trenches in a game that doesn’t count? These are always key points of discussion, and it’s likely that the coaching staff has already taken injury risk into consideration in deciding playing time.

It’s also going to be interesting to see if any prominent reserves earn some first-half playing time. We already know the starting right cornerback job is up for grabs, but what about the wide receivers? Will the linebacker rotation change at all? Could Nathan Peterman see some snaps at quarterback with the rest of the starting offense?

We’ll see what happens in a little while. We’ll have a new thread up when the second half begins.