The Bills earned their first playoff win since the 1995 season over the Indianapolis Colts last Saturday in the Wild Card round. Now, with a win over the Ravens, the Bills could advance to their first AFC Championship game since the 1993 season.
All that stands in their way? A dangerous Ravens team that has won six straight games, including a 20-13 road win over the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card round. The Ravens are tied for the second longest winning streak in the NFL along with the Green Bay Packers, trailing only the Bills (seven straight wins).
Saturday’s playoff game—a showdown of quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft in Josh Allen (seventh overall) and reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson (32nd)—will, for the second straight week, have 6,700 fans in attendance at Bills Stadium. Lake effect snow is a possibility on Saturday night, with winds gusting anywhere between 15 and 25 miles per hour.
This will be the tenth meeting all-time between the Bills and Ravens.
Baltimore leads the series 6-3, including a 24-17 win on Dec. 8, 2019. In that game, the Bills held Jackson and the Ravens’ offense to 257 net yards, as Jackson rushed for only 40 yards while passing for only 145 yards (though he did toss three touchdown passes)—and recording his lowest yardage output that year.
But Allen was held to one of his worst days as a pro, completing 17 of 39 passes for 146 yards with one TD and zero interceptions. Devin Singletary rushed for 89 yards on 17 carries (an average of 5.24 yards/carry) while catching a team-high six passes for 29 yards, while Tremaine Edmunds had an interception and Jerry Hughes added a sack in the loss.
Buffalo, which is currently listed as a 2.5-point favorite, will wear blue jerseys with white pants and white helmet vs. Baltimore. Here are all the ways to catch Saturday’s game from home:
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Time: 8:15 p.m. EST
Channel: The game will be carried nationally on NBC.
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst) and Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter).
Location: Bills Stadium | Orchard Park, NY
Radio: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WKRL 100.9 FM and 106.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Steve Tasker with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
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- Questionable: DE Darryl Johnson (knee).
- Will play: K Tyler Bass (hand), WR Cole Beasley (knee), WR Stefon Diggs (oblique), LB Tremaine Edmunds (hamstring), DT Ed Oliver (knee), DT Justin Zimmer (groin).
- Questionable: OL DJ Fluker (knee), CB Marcus Peters (back).
- Will play: LB Matthew Judon (illness).