How bad are the Bills going to be this season? After the Ravens were down 21-0 to A.J. Green and the Bengals on Thursday night, it was the question everyone in the football community was wondering. Though as the second half went on, Baltimore climbed back in the game (sort of). Overall, it was a sloppy game where both teams lost a key player to injury.
Rookie center Billy Price left after the end of the first quarter. Cincinnatti’s new-look offensive line kept Andy Dalton clean and appears to be something the team can count on this season provided Price doesn’t miss too much time.
Baltimore lost C.J. Mosley on the defense’s first drive and the team struggled with its ballhawk on the field.
While we wait for the rest of week 2 to begin, check out some notes from around the league:
- Jalen Richard saw 37 snaps, running for 24 yards on five carries while catching nine passes for 55 yards. Lynch missed some time because he wasn’t feeling well, so that gave Ricard some extra run. Still. he’s a must add in ppr leagues, as the Raiders will be down often this season.
- Josh Gordon was on the field for 66 of the team’s 85 snaps, which includes 38 of the Browns 45 passing plays. Tyrod Taylor only sent three looks his way. He remains a borderline top-25 WR with upside, as his usage should increase as the season goes along.
- Start Tom Brady against the Jaguars with confidence this week, Brandon Gdula of NumberFire contents. During the last seven games of 2017 (including the playoffs), Jacksonville’s defense gave up four 20+ point performances to quarterbacks.
- Gdula, in the same piece, lists 11 quarterbacks to stay away from in week 2. Among the names is Nick Foles, who gets a plus-matchup with the Buccaneers.