While the Buffalo Bills were celebrating their first playoff appearance in 17 years after Andy Dalton’s 49-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd clinched the Bills return to the postseason, the Ravens, the team that Dalton and Boyd burned for the game-winning score, were left to contemplate what could have been after being eliminated from the playoffs.
On Sunday, these two AFC rivals kick off their 2018 seasons with a 1 p.m. clash in Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium, the second time in three years that the Bills will have kicked off their season in Baltimore.
The last time these two foes met in a season opener, it was a defensive struggle. LeSean McCoy’s one-yard TD run was the only Buffalo score of the day as the Bills lost 13-7 in what would be Rex Ryan’s final season as Buffalo’s head coach. Buffalo’s offense managed only 11 first downs and 160 yards of total offense in a losing effort.
Baltimore leads the all-time series 4-3, including going 4-1 in home games. The last time the Bills beat the Ravens was on Sept. 29, 2013 in Orchard Park, the year after Joe Flacco guided Baltimore to a Super Bowl championship.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
Channel: The game will be carried locally on CBS on WIVB 4 in Buffalo, WROC 8 in Rochester, WRGB 6 in Utica, WENY 36-2 in Elmira, WBNG 12 in Binghamton and Elmira, WRGB 6 in Albany. View the broadcast map.
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (analyst)
Location: M&T Bank Stadium | Baltimore, Maryland
Radio: WGR 550AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WTKW 99.5 FM and WKTV 105.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Mark Kelso in the booth with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
Friday Injury Report: Buffalo Bills: Limited participant: LB Julian Stanford (nose). Did not practice: WR Ray-Ray McCloud III (knee). Game day status: Questionable: Stanford. Out: McCloud. Baltimore Ravens: Full participant: LB Kenny Young (knee). Limited participant: CB Maurice Canady (thigh). Did not practice: DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot). Game day status: Questionable: Canady, Young.