The Buffalo Bills are now a team that the pressure is going up on in the NFL. Heading into week five at 3-1, the Bills are putting themselves in great position to make a run during the next couple of weeks in the second quarter of the season. Their first test against this pressure starts in Tennessee against the Titans this Sunday.
The last two times these teams met the Bills have won by one point in both meetings, including last season. In 2015, the Bills edged the Titans 14-13, and 13-12 last year. If you are a defensive follower and love the sensation of your defense making a stop, this will be a game for you to watch.
With both teams’ having weaker offenses, expect both defenses’ to have a field day. The Titans defense are in the upper level of the middle of the pack against the pass and the rush. Their defense is very physical and love to play lockdown. Whether it is Josh Allen or Matt Barkley taking the snaps, they will be troubled all game long.
The Titans offense led by Marcus Mariota ranks near the bottom in passing, but is in the top fifteen running the ball. It’s too bad that the Bills defense have both an excellent run and pass defense. The Bills defense is in the top five in both the pass and the run. Last week, the unit made Tom Brady miserable.
Mariota is one of more inconsistent quarterbacks in the league and the Bills secondary will be tested, but should pass in no time to shut down Mariota and his weapons. A big thing that the Bills have to do is constantly pressure Mariota to make him crumble.
I believe that this game will be a low-scoring game where each offense will have a chance to take the lead but fail to. You may even see a defense score at one point. It will be a showdown of defense between these two. It will come down to who makes the least amount of mistakes.