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Billieve: What to make of Buffalo’s loss to the Ravens?

How should Bills fans feel after the team’s 24-17 loss in a game where they had a chance to steal a win?

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On the latest episode of the Billieve Podcast, host John Boccacino and co-host Jamie D’Amico analyze the Buffalo Bills’ (9-4) 24-17 loss to the AFC-leading Baltimore Ravens (11-2) in Week 14.

The Bills had a great chance to earn a statement win by knocking off the league’s front-running MVP candidate (Lamar Jackson) and the high-flying Ravens offense, putting themselves in position to steal a win late despite making several big mistakes.

Among the topics covered:

  • While the defense was phenomenal (outside of one broken coverage play that led to a long touchdown), the offense couldn’t keep up;
  • The offensive line struggled mightily in pass blocking against the Ravens;
  • Josh Allen once again underwhelmed in his performance when under pressure, although he wasn’t helped by drops from Dawson Knox, Cole Beasley and others;
  • Once again, Brian Daboll showed a tendency to dial up the deep ball vs. Baltimore with little success to show for it;
  • Allen was beaten up by a physical Ravens defense;
  • Devin Singletary continued his impressive rookie season, averaging more than five yards per rush;
  • Leslie Frazier’s defense did an outstanding job containing Baltimore’s offense, limiting the Ravens to 257 yards of total offense;
  • linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and Lorenzo Alexander were all over the field and enjoyed terrific games vs. Baltimore.

The bottom line: the Bills need to clean up a few items (the drops and poor pass protection chief among them) but Buffalo fans should feel good knowing the Bills had a chance to steal this game Sunday.

Check out the latest episode of Billieve to find out our podcasters’ thoughts on these topics and more, then leave your thoughts in the comments section.

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