Lamar Jaxo walks away from a tackle in Tennessee.
The Baltimore Ravens take on the Buffalo Bills this weekend, and the forecast could be bad for the teams once they take the field.
Last weekend in Buffalo, it was sunny and unusually warm for the game against Indianapolis. This week, however, could bring snow and cold, and that’s not something Lamar Jackson likes.
Speaking to the media this week, Jackson admitted that he doesn’t have much experience in the snow and that he actually prefers the weather to be good for the game.
Lamar Jackson said he has no experience playing in the snow and hopes he doesn’t have to play on Saturday night.
– Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) January 12, 2021
This comment will surprise many, as the Ravens will struggle with the weather no matter what happens this weekend. Right now, the forecast for Saturday night in Orchard Park, NY, calls for a temperature of 31 degrees and the possibility of 1 to 3 inches of snow. Sounds like Jackson doesn’t like it at all.
Jackson has played in cold, bad weather before, but it’s not surprising that a Floridian who played college football at Louisville wouldn’t be happy to be noticed in a big game.
Buffalo, meanwhile, is hoping to use the elements of the game to their advantage. When the Bills claimed the field at the start of the playoffs, it meant teams could face a similar situation where snow or frost could affect them. From this perspective, notes may be preferred when the elements come into play at a high rate during the game.
Analyst: Lamar Jackson Amazing Snowfall
Many were surprised by Jackson’s admission that he had never played in the snow, saying it was a great admission for a quarterback playing on the East Coast and in the Midwest. Jackson’s comments were interrupted on the Pat McAfee Show, and the former Colts player stated that this recognition was surprising after playing for several teams where he would have encountered similar elements.
Some interesting comments from @Lj_era8 about having no experience playing in the snow and hoping he doesn’t have to play #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/1ay9nJBBSQ
– Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 13, 2021
Mr. McAfee said:
That surprises me after three years in Louisville, four years in Baltimore. Almost a decade of gambling in two cities freezing like s***. Where did Josh Allen play? Wyoming? So he also likes what is a perfect quarterback for Buffalo.
Yet, according to show officials, the snow may be beneficial to the Ravens, as it can run the ball more and cause the team to abandon the pass. Baltimore’s running game is very solid, and when the Ravens struggle offensively, it’s usually because of problems in the passing game.
Either way, it will be interesting to see how Jackson handles the elements that await him this weekend.
Whatever the weather, the game should go well between the two teams. Raven and Raven don’t play together very often. The last time they played was in 2019 when Baltimore won a big away game in Buffalo at the end of the season. They will have to do it again this time to reach the playoffs.
It’s no exaggeration to say that when the elements appear, the defense will make a big difference in this game. In this case, the Ravens, who have been on a roll, could have a quiet advantage, as their defense has gotten stronger on the field in recent weeks.
When it snows, Jackson may not be the happiest player on the field. We’ll see if that affects the outcome of the game.
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