After a depressing loss last Sunday at the Lambeau Field, 22-0 versus the Packers, the Bills will be back on the field to take on the Titans. Tennesse is 3-1 on the season and is coming to Orchard Park trying to improve their record against the 1-3 home team.
The biggest storyline for Bills’ fans is how their rookie QB Josh Allen will react after such a poor performance in his last appearance. Before last Sunday’s game, everything Allen did on the field made him earn the trust of his veterans teammates, but versus the Packers things changed. Allen struggled under pressure and never had an answer for Green Bay’s blitzes. He failed to find open receivers and lead the offense in a hostile environment. Now he’ll need to show confidence and play well in front of his home fans, facing an impressive Titans defensive unit.
3rd and 10
Clinton-Dix appears to be reading Allen in a robber role, and its no surprise Allen targets the iso WR in a 3×1 set.
Alexander drops the coverage and KB is wide open. I like how Allen moves through the progressions with his eyes and feet in sync. pic.twitter.com/RpaYckjuAv
— Cover 1 (@Cover_1_) October 3, 2018
Another key to the Bills in this game is the evolvement of RB LeSean McCoy in the gameplan. He had only five carries in his last game and looked really disappointed. Shady’s still the team’s most dangerous weapon on the offensive side of the ball and the offensive coordinator Brian Daboll needs to find ways to get him the ball in space.
On the other hand, the Titans are impressing under new head coach Mike Vrabel. Their defense is stout up front, led by pro bowl DT Jurell Casey. The offense had a great second half versus the Eagles last week, led by Quarterback Marcus Mariota who threw for 344 yards and two scores. Second-year WR Corey Davis had his first big game in the NFL, receiving nine passes for 161 yards and one TD.
— Titans Film Room (@titansfilmroom) September 30, 2018
It surely will be a tough game for Buffalo, but one they can win if playing a complete game on both sides of the ball. I’m confident in the defense doing its part. The question is, will the offense show something? Time will tell but right now I do not have high expectations for this group.