In week two against the New York Giants, Bills‘ running back Devin Singletary played a crucial role on the offense before suffering a hamstring injury on a simple run play late in the game. Drafted in the third round in this years’ draft, Singletary showed off in the preseason which helped keep his spot on the roster and has earned him touches in the first two weeks along with Frank Gore.
On the season, Singletary is currently averaging 12.7 yards per carry and has rushed for 127 yards and one touchdown. In week one, the Bills offense sparked through Singletary and he was a major help in the comeback win against the Jets.
Singletary did not play in the Bills’ home opener last Sunday and he still has not practiced. It could be to just let him heal and get ready for Sunday without risking the injury further in practice, or he may miss his second consecutive game this Sunday. If he indeed is ruled out, expect a lot of action through Josh Allen both in the air and with his legs.
Allen will be relied on to make big plays in big moments without making big mistakes. While his game is progressively improved since last season, he still seems to struggle with decision making. As of now, he has completed over 60 percent of his throws with 750 passing yards and three touchdowns. He also adds on three interceptions.
The Patriots’ defense plays well off of young quarterbacks who make mistakes. Allen has to cut down on risking a turnover to try and make a play.
If Singletary does indeed suit up to face the Patriots’ defense, that will take an enormous pressure off Allen. Singletary did infect practice for the Bills on Thursday, which is great news for the Bills offense. Keep an eye out for the progress of Singletary this week as Sunday gets closer.
-Brandon Ray is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the Buffalo Bills. Make sure to follow Brandon on Twitter at @brandon_ray79.