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Not Josh Allen, But Nathan Peterman To Start Against Ravens

September 04, 2018 - 10:25 am
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By Joe Schiller

The Baltimore Ravens know who’ll their starting quarterback will be and the starting quarterback they’ll be going against.

The Buffalo Bills announced on Monday that Nathan Peterman will start the team’s season-opener against the Ravens next Sunday.

Peterman beat out rookie gunslinger Josh Allen, who will undoubtedly start sometime this season and A.J. McCarron – who was traded to the Oakland Raiders for a fifth-round pick.

Peterman started two games as a rookie last season and is best known for his horrid debut against the Los Angeles Chargers, where he threw five interceptions in the first half alone. He led the Bills to an overtime win in a blizzard against the Colts one month later but Don Martindale and the Ravens’ defense will be salivating over the matchup.

The league-leading turnover defense returns virtually all of their starters, minus Jimmy Smith due to suspension and it’s a favorable matchup for the Ravens. The receiving core of Kelvin Benjamin, Zay Jones, Jeremy Kerley and Charles Clay won’t frighten many. LeSean McCoy provides the biggest threat out of the backfield but sufficed for only 58 yards on the ground the last time these two teams met in 2016. Not to mention, center Eric Wood and guard Richie Incognito are gone, giving Brandon Williams and the defensive line ample opportunities to wreak havoc in the trenches. 

Vegas currently has the Ravens tabbed as a touchdown favorite heading into Sunday, a logical number. Given the circumstances, there’s every indication the Ravens should win this game.

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