Buffalo, an early Super Bowl favorite, cruised to a 31-10 win against the Rams in the NFL season opener.
Much of the Bills’ yardage on Thursday night came at the expense of Ramsey.
According to Pro Football Focus, Ramsey allowed a perfect passer rating when he was targeted. He also gave up six receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bills aren’t going to face many cornerbacks this season with a better reputation than Ramsey.
Now, maybe it was just a bad game by the former Florida State Seminoles standout. That’s certainly possible.
But the assumption from the many analysts who cover the NFL will likely be that Ramsey is in decline, even though he’s just 27.
It’s true that the game on Thursday night was just as important as any other regular season game.
But at the same time, that was a big moment. The first game of the year. Everyone in the country is watching. And Ramsey was terrible. Elite cornerbacks don’t disappear in big moments as Ramsey did against the Bills.
Thanks to Buffalo, Ramsey is going to spend the rest of the season trying to prove he’s still an elite player.
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