“Buffalo Bills Have Been Underrated”- Stephen A. Smith Backs Josh Allen and Co. to Stun the Ravens

Published 01/15/2021, 4:50 PM EST
Dec 13, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) stiff-arms Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39) while running with the ball during the fourth quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports


The Sean McDermott-led Buffalo Bills secured a 27-24 win against the Indianapolis Colts in front of home fans last weekend. The two standout performers were once again Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs.

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Allen went 26 of 35, throwing for 324 yards with 2 passing touchdowns. Meanwhile, Diggs had 128 yards and 1 receiving touchdown on 6 receptions.

John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens will travel to the Bills Stadium on Saturday as part of the NFL Divisional Round Playoffs.

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Lamar Jackson was unstoppable against the Tennessee Titans a week ago. He will look to carry that same momentum into tomorrow’s do-or-die fixture.

But can the Buffalo Bills continue their fairy turn and make the AFC Championship game? A certain analyst says yes.

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Stephen A. Smith’s take on Buffalo Bills vs Baltimore Ravens Divisional Playoff

On the latest installment of ESPN’s First Take, popular American talk show host Stephen A. Smith offered his two cents on Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills ahead of tomorrow’s game.

He said, “When I look at Lamar right now, particularly in the inclement weather that they’re expecting to have in Buffalo, I’m expecting that to be a factor. If this game was in Baltimore, it was under better, more ideal conditions.

“Similar to what we saw last week in Tennessee. I would feel differently to be quite honest with you because I think that the Baltimore Ravens defense is real.”

Jan 3, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) defended by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darius Phillips (23) during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

“But I also think that the Buffalo Bills have been underrated in terms of the complete team they are and how exceptionally well-coached they are by McDermott….

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“I think he’s gonna be tight. But I think as a result, if I had to sit up there and bet my money, I can’t disrespect what I’ve been seeing from the bills all year long,” Smith said on the show.

The Bills will certainly back themselves to give the Ravens defense a tough time. Playing on home turf and in familiar conditions, the Bills will have a bit of an advantage whether they admit it or not.

Lamar Jackson has never played in the snow, so this might be a first for him, depending on the weather conditions. How it ends for him and his teammates is something that we’ll find out soon enough. Don’t forget to tune in!

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