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1 minute ago, KayAdams said:

 

We need to find that skank that gave Darnold mono, and then introduce her to Lamar.

You could always just do the deed 😂

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Simply put , the Bills will have to win this one on offense. Long drives, milk the clock and score TDs. Their no huddle has been effective, but the downside is using less clock. It will be interesting to see if the 49ers are able to keep the Ravens in check with their defense. Perhaps the Bills can get a few ideas from that. 

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4 hours ago, BuffaloBillies said:

Lamar still has to play a game Sunday vs SF.

I really hope he comes out of that game completely unscathed.

 

i hope he gets beat up and is a shell of himself.

 

 

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Hopefully there will be snow. Would make this game even more fun to watch.

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2 minutes ago, Patrick_Duffy said:

Hopefully there will be snow. Would make this game even more fun to watch.

It’s early of course, but it looks like low ‘40s and partly cloudy for the Ravens game right now. Unless a major change occurs, probably won’t be a “ weather” game. 

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What's their gameplan???

 

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And trust the process too.

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If the Niners defense can't find a way to slow the Raven's offense down, I don't think we will.   I'm hoping that they "show us the way".  It's also possible that Baltimore is getting all jacked up about their big game with the Niners, and will have some form of let down against us.  Plus we are at home.  I'd like the Niners to lose in a hard fought close game - as I don't want the Raven's coming in here smarting from a loss.

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You win by taking away the ball & controlling the clock. Jackson isn’t the most accurate QB & with the typical December bad weather; wind, rain, snow, gale force winds, this game will be won in the trenches. Jackson still will be the fastest player but I believe the formula is out there. Invite the Ravens to run in the middle stack players on the OTs and give up the interior. Thinks Star on an island. The Ravens won’t be able to get the edge, and as soon as the ball is snapped the lanes collapse on Jackson / Ingram. Disguising overloads blitzes won’t work. You need to hit them hard and keep hitting them. On offense same thing. This is a game we win if Singletary, Gore & Allen run wild. 

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Baltimore has one older guard who's been one of the best at his position for many years.  Their other guard is young and not heralded.  Their starting center just went out for the rest of the season, and they will be starting a rookie UDFA the rest of the way.  That is probably going to be the weak link of the offense.  Their tackles are young and need to continue developing, but they aren't bad.  Their starting WRs are rookies:  Marquise Brown, the highly drafted smurf speedster from Oklahoma and Miles Boykin, a big athletic guy they drafted in the mid rounds from Notre Dame.  Their Running back is Mark Ingram, signed away from the Saints last off season.  He's got decent size and is a very tough runner.  Of course, Lamar Jackson is a significant part of their running game too.  Their starting tight end is big.  He gets two or three receptions per game, but I'm guessing his primary benefit to the offense is as a blocker.

 

When Buffalo is on defense, I assume they will need to treat Jackson as a second runner and  focus on discipline and gap integrity.  If the Bills want to leave Tre White on one guy, the obvious choice is Marquise Brown.  They can't, however, leave Levi Wallace one on one with Miles Boykin all game.  Boykin will have him for lunch.  They'll need to give him some safety help.

 

Baltimore has short, broad interior defensive linemen in their 3-4 system.  I'm guessing that running inside will find tough sledding.  In the secondary, their two best DBs are Earl Thomas and Marlon Humphrey.  It's a tough defense to be sure.  I wouldn't try to rely on Frank Gore pounding the ball into the middle of the line.  I'm sure Josh Allen can find some room on scrambles and I think Cole Beasley will continue to find opportunities.

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7 hours ago, Virgil said:

The biggest advantage in the Ravens offense, outside of just Lamar, is that all defenders first step is forward on every snap because you assume the run first.  This leaves the receivers in 1 on 1 coverage or allows the TE's to slip out in coverage.


With that, I think you play hard zones and allow the short yardage.  You have Milano and Edmunds play zone, 5 yards back, within the Tackles and Guards.  Let them get those free first yards, but don't commit to the play until you absolute know where it's going.  You run heavy on the line, playing solid gap defense.  Don't let them create confusion. 

 

The challenge then is how you handle the pulling guards and backfield blockers who lead the way.  That's where gap integrity is key, as well as the play of the safeties.  Hyde should be playing in the box for most of the game, with Poyer covering deep.  If you have a gap controlled front 3, 7 in zoned out within 3-7 yards, you keep them to short plays.  Eventually, you'll get stops.  Honestly, we run more of a 3-4 style defense with Phillips in the middle, Oliver as an End, and Shaq on the other End. 

 

The speed of Edmunds and Milano are key

This. I’d almost say that it makes sense to just go with cover 3 or quarters most of the game and force them into nonstop 10+ play drives and hope to out score them... Basically turn the game into fewest TOs wins and see what happens. 🤷‍♂️

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7 hours ago, Boatdrinks said:

Simply put , the Bills will have to win this one on offense. Long drives, milk the clock and score TDs. Their no huddle has been effective, but the downside is using less clock. It will be interesting to see if the 49ers are able to keep the Ravens in check with their defense. Perhaps the Bills can get a few ideas from that. 

 

For sure can't wait to watch the 49ers tomorrow... But the Bills no huddle isn't a fast break no huddle. It's designed to give JA 10-15 seconds to read the D and make pre-snap adjustments. They aren't going at a K-Gun pace unless it's 2 minute drill.

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Run the ol WING T at em

 

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I don’t wanna sound like Marv Levy, but in order to win this game the Bills have to run and stop the run. No special teams mistakes.

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Continue to cheat one or the other safety. 7-8 in the box on first down. Bump and run all game long gap zone defense. Force them to play the middle of the field. Line lines up wide to stop edge running. Force them to throw all game. Hace an extra corner ore safety on the field 33% of time to match speed.

 

spying on qb all game wont work. Strong wide hold the gaps.

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After watching the 49ers game, occurred to me that trying to force the Ravens into passing can only be accomplished by getting a big lead. They just keep coming with that rushing attack. A close game where you are battling for time of possession is not what we want. I'm thinking no huddle right out of the gate and put up pts as fast as possible in the first half. 

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On 11/30/2019 at 12:45 PM, Rockinon said:

You're right about containing Jackson, and forcing him to throw. But that isn't a bad thing against our defense.  Remember our D excels against the pass. We can lean on our secondary to stop the pass. The #1 objective is closing rushing lanes and keeping Lamar bottled up. Also have to be prepared for the option plays they run. Don't be fooled by the misdirection run plays like we were killed on against the Eagles. Don't get me wrong. This team is dangerous. No one is running the ball better. That has to be shut down first.

 

Lamar can still hurt teams passing, but his chances diminish against our secondary.

 

On offense, I'd like to see them keeping the best players on the field. All of the swapping of players and trickery are just asking for false start penalties and such. Let Josh mix in hurry up and continue with the 400+ yard offensive production we have been seeing the past few weeks. Baltimore is best at stopping the run so perhaps the passing percentage should tick up a bit. Nothing too extreme. Still have to run so we give the defense some variety to think about. We want to draw the Ravens into thinking it's going to be a run to help out the passing game. They are vulnerable against the pass. This could finally be Josh's big 300yd game.

I like your post. Thats what we have to do. Its still a longshot.Balt is tied with SF as the best team in football.

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Same as it always should be except forget about rushing the QB.  Run the ball. Stop the run. Play action on early downs. This is the game Kroft and Knox should get 12 catches for 160 combined. Dink and dunk them to death and keep Jackson off the field. 

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On 11/30/2019 at 5:03 PM, WideNine said:

 

 

Make no mistake, this is a very confident team that has been performing at a pretty consistent high-level for longer than our Bills have. I think we are going in the right direction, but I think they have had a bit more runway in regards to fine-tuning their offensive identity and getting the most out of their skill positions. Not conceding anything, just keeping it real and know that the Bills have much bigger test against this team than they had against Dallas. 

 

 

 

 

 

I haven't seen them much and I don't know if your technical analysis is correct, but what I've seen makes me think this last paragraph is correct.   The Ravens seem to come at you relentlessly, attacking on both sides of the ball and challenging you to execute offense and defense almost perfectly.   That's the style the Bills play, but with a little less explosiveness.   Like you, I think the Ravens have gotten better at this a little faster than the Bills, which isn't a knock on the Bills.  

 

I expect an intense game.  

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I expect a lot of Nickel defense... 

 

throw a a bunch of guys in the box, Dline moving around and shifting. Collapse the pocket up the middle with a lazy rush around the end for contain. SPY Milano and Edmunds occasionally. I think some corner/FS blitzes will be successful.

 

Anytime TE Andrews is on the line I’d press him off his route and timing, used with a robber style defense where Poyer or Hyde sit underneath.

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My suggestion  is a spy on Lamar. Maybe even both Edmunds  and Milano to contain the outside. Lamar loves running to the outside. Keep contain and shut down Lamar.

 

Their entire offence is Lamar running, then Ingram then a short pass to a TE. 

 

It's not that complicated  to me.

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8 hours ago, Rockinon said:

After watching the 49ers game, occurred to me that trying to force the Ravens into passing can only be accomplished by getting a big lead. They just keep coming with that rushing attack. A close game where you are battling for time of possession is not what we want. I'm thinking no huddle right out of the gate and put up pts as fast as possible in the first half. 

 

We're screwed then... this just isn't what we do :doh:

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Baltimore is going to get their yards.  The Bills just have to do what the Bills have been doing and keep everything in front of them. Make the tackles. Stall them out in the redzone. 

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1. We have to stop the run up the middle on the RPO.

2. DEs have to stay disciplined and not chase the RB or Lamar will keep it and take the edge.

3.  DEs need to go after Lamar and touch him, even if he hands the ball off on the RPO.

4. DBs must win their individual battles.

5. Safeties must be aware of all TEs

6. Interior line and LBs fill their gaps, tackle, and strip the ball.

 

In the beginning of the SF game, the DEs kept chasing the RB giving Lamar the edge.  They adapted and kept Lamar pretty contained after.  The SF interior line and LBs did a good job bottling up Ingram.  In the Rams game two weeks ago, the Rams couldn’t stop Ingram up the middle, so they got throttled.

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Sell out and stop the run. Make their WRs beat our CBs. I think Lamar is a good passer but we have to force him into what we are great with. Also Alexander needs to be a pass rusher or stay on the sideline. He doesn't have the speed

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