OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Baltimore Ravens defender Lamar Jackson has never played a game in the snow, and he doesn’t want that streak to end up in the AFC playoff semi-finals of the day. Saturday in Buffalo with Bill
Asked about his experience with playing in the snow, Jackson said, “Zero Saturday will be my first time playing soccer in the snow, if that’s the case, hopefully not.”
As of Tuesday, there is a 40% chance that it snows at Bills Stadium on Saturday night. The collection can be up to an inch.
Jackson, who grew up in South Florida, said he remembered when he first saw snow during his stay in Louisville.
“We had a fight with snowballs,” said Jackson, “which is totally different from how we play in the game.
Left guard Bradley Bozeman echoed Jackson’s feelings about playing the winter game in the snow.
“The big guys in slippery situations aren’t always good,” Bozeman said.
Jackson, the reigning NFL MVP, can wear gloves in Buffalo. But it won’t be for weather-related reasons. He wore a glove on the left hand in the second half of the Ravens’ 20-13 wildcard win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday because he was stuck with a thumb.
“I’m fine,” Jackson said.
Jackson was not in the Ravens injury report on Tuesday when the organizers passed.