It is still unclear who is going to start at quarterback for the Bills in Week One. So far, it appears that the race is down to rookie Josh Allen or second-year man Nathan Peterman. Allen has a ton of intangibles people love, but he’s raw and hasn’t looked great in the preseason.
Peterman’s disastrous start last season left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. But he has played better than Allen during the preseason. However, it may not matter who they start since the offensive line has struggled to block anything.
Buffalo’s defence will help them keep the game competitive. They were not bad on defence last year, and with some savvy offseason additions, the unit should be even better this season.
After a terrible year last season, the Ravens revamped their offence by adding some talented, veteran receivers and a pair of promising rookie tight ends. Drafting Lamar Jackson appears to have lit a fire under Joe Flacco in the preseason—but will it last into the regular season?
So—who’s going to win?
As bad as the Bills offensive line has looked, it is hard to imagine the Bills mounting much of an offensive attack. LeSean McCoy will do his best, but he is not going to get much help out of whoever starts at quarterback. Oddsmakers have made the Ravens seven-point favorites. Look for them to win the game (-278) and cover the spread.
With neither team having an exceptionally strong offence, go with the under (40.5 points).