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Buffalo Bills Links, 1/16: Game night vs. the Ravens

Key matchups to watch, game previews and predictions as the Bills host the Ravens in divisional round game.

The second-seeded Buffalo Bills (14-3) welcome the fifth-seeded Baltimore Ravens (12-5) to Bills Stadium for an 8:15 p.m. EST AFC Divisional round playoff game tonight.

Today’s edition of the Bills daily links has everything you need to know leading up to kickoff, from breaking down the key matchups, offering up game previews and predictions, providing information on how to watch the game from home, and much more!


Key Matchups to Watch

3 matchups to watch: Ravens at Bills in AFC Divisional Playoff | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Two big-name coordinators go head-to-head. Humphrey vs. Beasley. Bills defensive ends vs. Ravens tackles.

Bills-Ravens: 10 matchups that could decide the playoff game – The Athletic
While the Bills will focus on stopping the Ravens’ run game, their passing attack can lead them to a win in the divisional round. (Subscription required).

Ravens at Bills: Sal’s keys, notes and stats - WGR 550
“The Buffalo Bills are looking to advance to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 1993. In order to get there, they’ll have to beat the red-hot Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night in the Divisional Round in Orchard Park,” writes Sal Capaccio.

X’s and O’s column: Task for Bills’ D-Line goes from dancing bears to big uglies | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The Ravens’ offensive line is the modern version of Washington’s “Hogs.”

Beyond Allen and Diggs, 6 key Bills vs. Ravens - Democrat & Chronicle
These six Buffalo Bills need to have big games vs. Ravens.

8 things to watch for in Bills vs. Ravens | Division playoff round - BuffaloBills.com
Tonight’s the night! Chris Brown breaks down everything fans need to know heading into the Bills vs. Ravens clash in Bills Stadium.

Previews, Predictions and How to Watch

Bills confronted with big challenge vs. Ravens - Democrat & Chronicle
The Buffalo Bills host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round, and Sal Maiorana has a preview of the game.

Take Five: Bills are right to be ‘pretty confident’ about containing Lamar Jackson | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“The Bills’ defense is predicated on speed and athleticism. As long as the edge rushers maintain discipline and play with an eye toward moving straight upfield, rather than side to side, there shouldn’t be many gaps or seams for Jackson to exploit,” writes Vic Carucci.

NFL playoffs: Can Josh Allen, Bills solve Ravens’ blitz and slow Lamar Jackson? - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
An AFC battle of dual-threat quarterbacks could come down to which defense can keep the opposing signal-caller from running wild.

Scouting Report: Josh Allen has gone unbeaten against top 10 defenses this season | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Allen has led the Bills to a 5-0 record against top 10 defenses this season, compiling a 112.2 passer rating and 16 total touchdowns in those games,” writes Jay Skurski.

Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen and the fallacy of the dual-threat QB - The Undefeated.
“On Saturday night, when the Buffalo Bills host the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round, quarterbacks Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson will put to the test the theory that has followed dual-threat quarterbacks for decades: that they can’t be successful in their pursuit of a championship,” writes Martenzie Johnson.

Erik Brady: Bills have chance to exact revenge for Bills of old | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Now the NFL playoffs offer today’s Bills a belated chance to make amends for those AAFC Bills. How?,” writes Erik Brady.

Can Bills’ Stefon Diggs and mom get last laugh vs. Ravens in divisional round? (5 things to watch) - newyorkupstate.com
Buffalo is hosting Baltimore and a slight betting favorite, but the team seems to be an underdog of sorts heading into Saturday night.

Inside the Bills: Leslie Frazier has good reason to usually root for Ravens – but not this week | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“No matter what happens Saturday, a member of the Frazier family is going to the AFC championship game,” writes Jay Skurski.

Bills-Ravens: Drafting the best players in playoff matchup – The Athletic
“You’ve seen this matchup broken down every which way this week, but we wanted to try something new. So we decided to have a draft centered around the question of which players or coaches are most important to their teams in the matchup,” writes Matthew Fairburn, Joe Buscaglia and more. (Subscription required).

Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens 2020: Preview, odds, predictions for Divisional game - newyorkupstate.com
Bills host the Ravens on Saturday inside Bills Stadium at 8:15 p.m. on NBC.

Buffalo News staff picks for NFL divisional playoff weekend | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Here are The News’ selections for divisional playoff weekend from Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf.

How will Bills fare in AFC divisional playoff against Baltimore Ravens? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Here is how members of The News’ sports staff sees Saturday’s AFC divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Bills vs. Ravens | How to watch, stream, and listen to Saturday’s Divisional-Round playoff game - BuffaloBills.com
Here are all the details you need to follow Saturday’s game.

How to watch Bills vs. Ravens in divisional round: TV channel, time, live stream information - newyorkupstate.com
The winner advances to the AFC Championship game.

Bills, Ravens mostly healthy for Saturday's contest - WGR 550
“The final injury reports and official game status for players were both released on Thursday for the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens,” writes Sal Capaccio.

From drive-ins to outdoor setups, Buffalo Bills fans find ways to watch playoff games - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
A 10 p.m. EST curfew and the loss of trademark tailgates around the stadium have not stopped Buffalo fans from enjoying the team's playoff run.

Bills Today | Buffalo to get its share of national coverage leading into tonight’s game - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Saturday, Jan. 16.

Odds and Ends

The Perfect Storm: How Stefon Diggs changed everything in Buffalo - Go Long with Tyler Dunne
“He has proven to be exactly what the Bills needed: A leader. Now, anything is possible,” writes Tyler Dunne.

Bill Polian: Bills quarterback Josh Allen ‘not anywhere near his ceiling yet’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“This is such a wonderful story. And such a likeable group of guys. And such a tremendously professional and talented group of people running it,” Bill Polian said of the Bills.

How Buffalo’s Brian Daboll found his voice and evolved as a coach – The Athletic
“In Daboll’s third season with the Bills, Buffalo’s offense has experienced a renaissance that mirrors his own,” writes Robert Mays. (Subscription required).

Sources — Buffalo Bills OC Brian Daboll emerges as a favorite to land Los Angeles Chargers’ head-coaching job - ESPN.com
Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has emerged as a — if not the — favorite to land the Los Angeles Chargers’ head-coaching job, per league sources,” writes Adam Schefter.

Bills Mailbag: Might Brian Daboll turn down a head coaching offer to stay home? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Brian Daboll’s head coaching prospects top this week’s mailbag questions.

Buffalo Bills elevate RB Antonio Williams, CB Dane Jackson from practice squad vs. Ravens - newyorkupstate.com
Both rookies could be active on Saturday when the Bills host the Ravens in divisional round matchup.

How Bills linebacker Matt Milano takes defense ‘to another level’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“The former safety turned weakside linebacker earned a starting job by the end of his rookie year and in four seasons has established himself as a dynamic contributor in Buffalo’s defensive scheme, developing into a fast, powerful and intelligent player capable of stopping the run, clogging passing lanes and pressuring the quarterback into mistakes,” writes Jason Wolf.

Sean Kirst: In nursing home hit by Covid, Buffalo Bills are weekly magic | Local News | buffalonews.com
The Bills “are the one good thing everyone can get behind,” said Rich Sajecki, who will be watching Saturday’s game with fellow residents at Father Baker Manor in Orchard Park.

Featured on Buffalo Rumblings

Analysis: How the Buffalo Bills should attack the Baltimore Ravens - Buffalo Rumblings
Remember the Hail Murray game.

Four Downs: A heavyweight showdown between the Bills and Ravens - Buffalo Rumblings
This is a matchup made for primetime.

What did Buffalo’s defense do to slow down the Baltimore Ravens last year? - Buffalo Rumblings
Well I’ll tell ya!

Code Of Conduct: Bills vs. Ravens Divisional Round Edition - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills are back in primetime.

Buff Hub: Locking Down Lamar - Buffalo Rumblings
AFC Divisional Playoff preview Feat. J-Spence (Code of Conduct Podcast Host).

Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens broadcast info, announcers, streaming, radio, television Divisional round - Buffalo Rumblings
All the ways to watch as the Bills look to punch their ticket to the AFC Championship game!

Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll the favorite for Los Angeles Chargers job, per report - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is the favorite to land the Los Angeles Chargers’ coaching job, according to Adam Schefter at ESPN.

Buffalo Bills fan confidence unfazed by close Wild Card win - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills fans still confident.

Wingin’ It: Buffalo Smokies as the Bills face the Ravens - Buffalo Rumblings
Maybe we should call them “Smoke” instead for this week.