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Bills Links, 12/7: Ed Oliver in the spotlight heading into showdown with Baltimore

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Oliver was named the NFL Rookie of the Week

NFL: Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

When the Buffalo Bills drafted Ed Oliver in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, fans envisioned a defensive tackle who could wreak havoc against opposing offenses. Oliver is starting to live up to those expectations following a dominant performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. Now the rookie faces another big test as the Baltimore Ravens come to Buffalo on Sunday, which is featured in today’s Bills Links.


Bills DT Ed Oliver will need big game vs. Lamar Jackson, Ravens run game - newyorkupstate.com
Oliver had two sacks, a tackle for a loss and a forced fumble in the Bills' 26-15 win over Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving.

Ed Oliver named Rookie of the Week | WGR 550 SportsRadio
“Bills defensive tackle recorded two sacks against the Cowboys”

Josh Allen showing he's right for Buffalo as Bills brace for Lamar Jackson - Buffalo Bills- ESPN Buffalo's QB has made great progress after an erratic rookie season, and he'll need to stay hot if he hopes to beat his fellow 2018 first-rounder.

Bills-Ravens preview: What the Bills can do to slow down Lamar Jackson and how Devin Singletary could excel – The Athletic
"Fresh off the mini-bye that comes with playing on a Thursday, the Buffalo Bills and their three-game win streak will face their toughest challenge yet Sunday." (Subscription required.)

We have to 'do our job' and play fundamentally sound | WGR 550 SportsRadio
“Bills head coach Sean McDermott joined Howard and Jeremy ahead of Sunday's big matchup with the Ravens”

Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens will battle strong winds on Sunday - newyorkupstate.com
Gusts could be more than 30 mph during Sunday's game at New Era Field.

Allen vs. Jackson features elite mobility at quarterback | WGR 550 SportsRadio
“The NFL will witness a battle between two quarterbacks with one of the most productive combined rushing seasons ever”

Ravens’ Earl Thomas: Baltimore has specific plan for Bills’ Josh Allen - newyorkupstate.com The Ravens are allowing just 14.9 points per game during eight-game win streak.

The Expectations Index: How the 32 NFL teams are exceeding (or missing) preseason forecasts – The Athletic
The San Francisco 49ers are the No. 1 conqueror of expectations—5.3 wins better than the oddsmakers anticipated. (Subscription required.)

Stephen Hauschka on his struggles, what he’s doing to fix his game and Bills’ success – The Buffalo News
Can the Bills kicker get back on track? (Subscription required.)

Stephen Hauschka responds to Bills’ waiver claim on kicker: ‘I think it’s pretty clear’ – The Athletic
The Bills made a waiver claim this week on rookie kicker Chase McLaughlin, who eventually ended up with the Indianapolis Colts. (Subscription required.)

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Opinion: Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen showed up on the biggest stage and fans are thinking long-term - Buffalo Rumblings
It was great. Can he do it again?

Analysis: how the Buffalo Bills should attack the Baltimore Ravens - Buffalo Rumblings
Or defend. Defend works too.

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver voted Pepsi NFL rookie of the week - Buffalo Rumblings
The first-round pick had his first multi-sack game last week.

2020 NFL Draft: Week 15 college football prospect preview and live chat - Buffalo Rumblings Conference Championship games on the slate this Saturday.

Buffalo Bills opponent preview: How do you solve Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson? - Buffalo Rumblings
If I can figure out a path to stop Lamar Jackson, the Bills’ coaching staff has a shot, right?