Josh Allen: Sunday vs. Ravens is not a huge game

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Bills quarterback Josh Allen wants to tamp down the hype on Sunday’s game against the Ravens.

Allen said on NFL Network that he’s viewing the matchup with the top team in the AFC the same way he views any other game.

“I wouldn’t consider it a huge game,’’ Allen said. “Everybody wants to make a big deal out of it. Obviously we’re going against a great team and obviously it’s going to be a four-quarter grudge match, it’ll take 60 minutes to go get this thing. But it’s just another one on our schedule. We’re not trying to make one game any bigger than the rest.”

For the Bills, it’s probably a good thing that Allen feels that way. This is the biggest game of the 23-year-old Allen’s career so far, but he’s more likely to play well if he approaches it as he would any other game. And that’s what he says he’s doing.

70 responses to “Josh Allen: Sunday vs. Ravens is not a huge game

  1. Would you consider the game vs. the Ravens to be a huge game?

    “Aw shucks, it’s a teeny nothing. Just a mere trifle.”

    Downplay it all you want, Josh, but it is huge for the Bills.

  2. I understand not making a big deal of it to the media, but it absolutely is a huge game for both teams. The Bills are only a game behind the Patriots for the division and the Ravens don’t have any wiggle room in maintaining the #1 seed. Both teams should be fired up to win and it should make for another good game.

  3. Truth be told, this is the biggest game for the Bills organization in quite some time. Win this game by slowing down the leading MVP candidate and the hottest team in the NFL? Their confidence would be absolutely through the roof and the narrative around the Bills completely changes from top to bottom. Easier said than done against this Ravens team firing on all cylinders right now. Where everyone has been building up the matchups of Watson/Mahomes/Jackson as the next great QB battles in the NFL for years to come, Allen has the chance to vault himself into that talk as well tomorrow.

  4. So the Titians are the only team the Bills have beaten with a winning record? man are they going to get exposed as the frauds that they are.

  5. Why isn’t it obvious to him the answer is always every game is a big game? Then again,that’s the formula for the Patriot’s success. Every game is a big game and they mean it and believe it.

  6. I have to agree with him since his game is on at the same time as the Saints – 49ers.

  7. The Bills’ offense will be tasked with running a ball control game with long, time consuming drives. It won’t be trying to out dazzle the Ravens. The Bills’ defense will be in the spotlight, not Josh Allen.

  8. Allen has huge physical potential he needs to harness…..he seems to have the mental part under control already….Looking forward to his performance on Sunday…

  9. I really like this kid, I wish Miami would of drafted him when he came out.
    Its going to be a very good division once Miami gets this rebuild complete.

  10. No matter what happens, Buffalo can be proud of the strides their team has taken this year. So can Baltimore. They are two good teams, and it’s refreshing. Hopefully we will soon see the end of the Cheatriot reign of terror once and for all, and have new blood atop the NFL. That would be a welcome change and a breath of fresh air.

  11. Why would this game be bigger than their looming date with the Patriots? If they win this but lose to Patriots… they still lose division. If they lose this game but beat Patriots… they could still upset the team that has dominated their division for almost 2 decades. The Ravens game is a great measuring stick, but it’s not the biggest remaining game on their schedule in the big picture.

  12. If Baker Mayfield said that people would be trying to trying to rip his head off. But if you’re winning games, it is the right thing to say I guess.

  13. “If Baker Mayfield said that people would be trying to trying to rip his head off. ”

    Mayfield is an immature child trapped in a man’s body who constantly says moronic things. There’s a reason people “rip his head off” for the stupidity he constantly spouts

  14. He’s just getting himself ready for when he throws 3 interceptions and loses a fumble. He goes 12 of 36 and the Bills lose, so he can say it was no big deal.

  15. Maybe isn’t a huge game to Allen or 52 other guys, but it is to the MILLIONS of fans. So if it’s huge to the fans that grossly outnumber you Josh, then it’s a HUGE game. Fans dictate the magnitude of a game, pipsqueak. Not you.

    But whatever. It’s only gonna feel like a HUGE LOSS after ward when the Ravens beat you 53-3.

  16. MasonRudolph’sHair says:
    December 7, 2019 at 9:12 am
    If Baker Mayfield said that people would be trying to trying to rip his head off. But if you’re winning games, it is the right thing to say I guess.

    3 3 Rate This

    You’ll never have to worry about that. Baker Mayfield has never said anything that would de-escalate a tense situation. He’s all about the verbal gasoline. And then the quick flame out.

  17. blackcatnfl says:
    December 7, 2019 at 9:11 am
    He obviously doesn’t realize that the Bills are regarded as the Jets with a slightly better team
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    Slightly? 😆

    It’s only a huge game in the sense it’s their last shot at a chance at the division with the Pats on deck hoping they lose to KC. Haters will just have to accept the Bills are in the playoffs and you’ll be watching them. What stinks is that they’ll most likely be on the road against a team with an inferior record. But the AFCE is garbage? Yeah ok 👌..

  18. Oh, Joshy, Joshy, Joshy. That’s the most 23 year old thing you’ve said all year. The Ravens have destroyed other AFC contenders lately, and faced down the top NFC team last week. This may be the measuring stick for your entire season.

  19. Given there’s a fair chance Buffalo could lose three of their final four games this year, and the fact that they’ve won a grand total of ONE playoff game since blowing four Super Bowls in a row nearly 30 years ago, you’d think every game was an important game.

  20. Each game counts as 1 in the W or L column. Play each game. Don’t start looking ahead thinking about division, conference and Superbowl wins, otherwise you can become the Cowboys.

  21. something good will happen. either helps pats get 2nd seed or gives then a chance at 1st seed. knock yourselves out. would prefer that the good, simple people of buffalo get some joy in their lives however.

  22. So the Titians are the only team the Bills have beaten with a winning record? man are they going to get exposed as the frauds that they are.

    They Beat the Cowgirls who had a winning record at the time

  23. Each game counts as 1 in the W or L column. Play each game. Don’t start looking ahead thinking about division, conference and Superbowl wins, otherwise you can become the Cowboys.
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    Didn’t a Ravens player ( Thomas?), already say he couldn’t wait to see who they would play in the Super Bowl?

  24. It’s another game for the teams, they know what’s at stake, both the Ravens and Bills, but they can only take it 1 week at a time. Now for the media and the fans, they can make the game a “big game.” That’s fine.

  25. Where’s all the hater’s that said Josh couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn? He’s #3 for most improved QB rating of +20.4 from last year to this year, Lamar is #1. Kinda quiet isn’t it?

  26. Josh Allen is legitimately a good QB and the Bills are finally headed in the right direction BUT he is no Lamar Jackson. Jackson is a once in a generation talent

    Ravens 34
    Bills 13

  27. Face it – he’s not wrong…

    Let’s see – the Bills have something like a 94% chance of making the playoffs RIGHT NOW.
    Think about that for a moment.

    This game is against the arguably one of the best teams in the NFL. To be honest- even as a Bills fan – I’m not EXPECTING the Bills to win. (HOPING and wanting for a win, yes – but I am a realist, and smart enough to know that the Ravens are a VERY dangerous team right now. I just pray the Bills play well and have no injuries…)

    So yeah – treat it like another game. Go out – play your best.
    The Better team will win. And if it’s the Ravens?

    So what? Learn from the loss and move on. There aren’t any undefeated teams in the NFL this year. Everyone can be beat. All you CAN do is try to beat the guys in front of you.

    So Josh – no pressure. Do what you can do.

  28. As a Ravens fan this game scares me. The weather forecast is identical to the one in Maryland so that benefits the Ravens

  29. joeltoronto says:
    December 7, 2019 at 11:58 am
    Where’s all the hater’s that said Josh couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn? He’s #3 for most improved QB rating of +20.4 from last year to this year, Lamar is #1. Kinda quiet isn’t it?
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    You’re right, he’s now the 37th ranked QB in the league.

    When you’re a Bills fan, you need to aim as low as possible.

  30. Why make it bigger than what it is? A week 14 NFL game is all it is. The season doesn’t end tomorrow. It’s funny that everybody blasting Josh for downplaying the game are the same ones who claim that buffalo treats games like these as “their Super Bowl”.

  31. Te Ravens only losses are to The Chiefs and the Browns. However, they beat the Cardinals and the Bengals both 23-17….hardly dominant over two of the weaker teams in the NFL…..This is a winnable game for the Bills….

  32. raidernation210 says:
    December 7, 2019 at 8:31 am
    So the Titians are the only team the Bills have beaten with a winning record? man are they going to get exposed as the frauds that they are.
    __________________________________________

    They also beat the 6-5 Cowboys.
    Have you ever heard of the term “Any Given Sunday”?

    The crappy Dolphins beat both the Colts & Eagles.

    The weak Broncos beat the Browns, Titans & Chargers… twice.
    The lousy Jets beat the Raiders.

    The Texans lost to the Panthers.
    The Browns lost to the Titans, Rams & Broncos, Yet beat the Bills, Ravens & Steelers.

    Point being… These are all professional teams with professional players and any team can come together and beat another. The Bills have grinded out 9 wins… Hardly frauds.

  33. @JoelToronto

    Ryan Fitzpatrick, Andy Dalton, and Dwayne Haskins have a higher QBR than Josh Allen and Sam Darnold. That tells you how useless the stat is.

  34. We know how good the Ravens are. We will find out how good the Bills are. Should be a good game. The teams match up well.

  35. It may not appear that way, but the Bills need to win this game to put themselves in position to not only win the AFCE, but could potentially become the #1 seed in the AFC come Monday. This is absolutely a huge game for both teams. The Ravens have more margin for error as their remaining schedule is easier and even if they lose they still have a one game lead on a first round bye. If you don’t think the Bills are fighting for
    A) Home playoff game
    B) Home field advantage

    then I don’t know what to tell you.

  36. @joetoronto says:
    December 7, 2019 at 1:22 pm
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    You’re right, he’s now the 37th ranked QB in the league.

    When you’re a Bills fan, you need to aim as low as possible.

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    In what metric, joetoronto? The official jt “I’m a Raiduhs fan and just keep on believing that he’s bad” scale?

    It’s not like NFL.com has him at 13th best QB in the NFL…
    Or ESPN has him at 8th best fantasy football QB…
    or CBS has him at 15th…

    (PS -I’d rather be a Bills fan with a winning season this year than a Raiders fan, period.)

  37. superfanentertainment says:
    December 7, 2019 at 9:42 am
    But whatever. It’s only gonna feel like a HUGE LOSS after ward when the Ravens beat you 53-3.
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    If that is the final score, it will be the first time in NFL history that has happened.

  38. Josh should focus on his QB reports / ranking ! Lack of accuracy , just a ball runner. Prove these things wrong ! Seems as if he’ll be needing roller blades or a stretcher this week ?!

  39. So the Titians are the only team the Bills have beaten with a winning record? man are they going to get exposed as the frauds that they are.

    They Beat the Cowgirls who had a winning record at the time

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    Did you happen to see how the Cowboys made Trubisky look like a superstar the other day? The Cowboys are awful right now. Trubisky has been horrible all year, then he plays Dallas and looks like an all-pro. I don’t know that I’d take a whole lot out of the Bills win against Dallas.

    Thats not a knock on Buffalo, thats just saying Dallas stinks.

    That said, if they play the Ravens hard and maybe even beat them, then you’ve got something to really hang your hat on. THATS why I think this game is big for the team, and why I think Allen is just underplaying it to the media. If they got rolled by Balt, thats not a good sign. If they keep it close or win, then they will get respect from a lot of doubters.

  40. If the Bills are serious about winning the division and potentially getting a first round bye, it’s a huge game!

  41. Here in Charlotte, we get the Ravens/Bills game at 1 and then the Chiefs/Pats at 430…..Going to be a good day of football

  42. joetoronto says:
    December 7, 2019 at 1:22 pm
    joeltoronto says:
    December 7, 2019 at 11:58 am
    Where’s all the hater’s that said Josh couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn? He’s #3 for most improved QB rating of +20.4 from last year to this year, Lamar is #1. Kinda quiet isn’t it?
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    You’re right, he’s now the 37th ranked QB in the league.
    When you’re a Bills fan, you need to aim as low as possible.

    Perhaps, but not so low that we spend all our time obsessing over Buffalo in general, and Josh Allen in particular. It’s time for you to get over your Buffalo envy and your Josh Allen man crush. Let’s face it, you will never have it so good. I would suggest that you get help, but, based on the quantity and quality of your posts, it’s probably too late already.

    9 and 3 as a starter this year. Not bad for “the 37th ranked QB in the league”.

  43. Considering the 3 point advantage a home team gets, Vegas is saying the Ravens are 8.5 points better than Buffalo. That’s a huge spread. Toss in the fact that the Ravens are scoring 33.8 points per game and the over under is 43.5 points, Vegas is saying Buffalo is going to get Shellacked at home on Sunday. I’m just sayin’….don’t hate the messenger.

    I beg to differ with Allen. This IS a huge game. It will give NE the #1 seed back if they hold serve against KC. So let’s get serious Boofalo….

  44. December 7, 2019 at 9:42 am
    But whatever. It’s only gonna feel like a HUGE LOSS after ward when the Ravens beat you 53-3.
    =================
    If that is the final score, it will be the first time in NFL history that has happened.
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    Bills beat the Raiders 51-3 in the AFC championship game. Just lose baby.

  45. This will be a bulletin material for the Ravens. However I have to say, judging from common opponents, Josh Allen > Sam Darnold.

  46. Even a self proclaimed “expert” like Joe Toronto might be correct this week. But he says the Ravens game will finally show the Bills as frauds. Even if the Bills lose to the number one AFC seat does not prove they are frauds.

  47. widerightyouloseagain says:
    December 7, 2019 at 1:48 pm
    He’s downplaying it because he knows he’s going to meltdown in front of everybody.

    Wide right, you lose again.

    12 40 Rate This

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    Tucker missed wide right vs ne in 2012 and cheater Goodell’s henchmen called it good.

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