Buffalo is coming off of their first loss of the season, 21-19 to the Dolphins, while the Ravens, now also 2-1, beat the Patriots 37-26 in Week 3.
So there's two ways you can look at what happened to the Bills on Sunday. Either you see it as a statement by the Dolphins, or you can take into account all the injuries Buffalo had.
Realistically, you have to take into account the fact that they were missing safeties Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde, as well as center Mitch Morse, but winning the possession battle 40:40 to 19:20 and outgaining Miami by 285 yards and still losing is troubling.
The Bills are still the most balanced team in the NFL, but their health has to be taken into account this week against a tough Ravens team.
Josh Allen is the favorite to win MVP (+300 on FanDuel), but Lamar Jackson is now right behind him at +550, and he's having a season to back that up.
His 119 QB rating is tops in the NFL, along with his 10 passing touchdowns. He's also rushed for two more and only thrown two picks so far, as the growth continues for someone in line for a big payday down the line.
The Ravens will have to figure out how to slow down receiver Stefon Diggs though, who has 270 receiving yards and four touchdowns this season.
Wait or look at props! Until we get a full picture of the Bills' injuries, this is a game where you can wait until later in the week to make a play on. Hyde is done for the year, but at one point in the third quarter against the Dolphins, 10 Bills starters were out of the game, either with heat-related cramping or this rash of injuries.
The Bills are the better team, and if their health improves they should win in Baltimore, but this game has a lot of variables that are worth letting play out more before jumping on a side at least. The Ravens pass defense is by far the worst right now in the NFL, giving up 353 yards per game, and that should be something Allen can take advantage of no matter what, and that could benefit you on the props market.