Buffalo Bills (4-0) vs. Tennessee Titans (3-0)
Who will come out of Tuesday's game still undefeated when the Buffalo Bills (4-0) take on the Tennessee Titans (3-0)? Buffalo is coming off their third straight 30-point performance by their offense. That keeps them atop the AFC East, two games ahead of the New England Patriots.
The Tennessee Titans had last week off after the members of the team tested positive for COVID-19, and their game against the Steeler was postponed. The Titans are the leaders in the AFC South, owning a half-game lead over the Indianapolis Colts.
Buffalo has won the last three games between these two. Each of those games was in October, including last October 6, when the Bills defeated the Titans, 14-7.
(This game has been moved to Tuesday, Oct. 13 due to COVID-19 issues on the Titans)
(Injury reports and line movements are updated as of Saturday afternoon.)
The line for this contest is off the books as of Saturday afternoon. We will monitor and update this as it becomes available once we draw closer to game time.
The over/under for this game remains off the books as well. A lot of this is up in the air due to the fact that the game is still in flux, as is who may or may not be on the field for the Titans in this contest.
Game-time Weather: Game-time temperature in this contest is expected to be in the mid-50s with clear skies. There is less than a five percent chance of precipitation in the forecast currently, so there will be a bit of a chill in the air. Winds are expected from the southeast, though they will be minimal, staying under five miles an hour.
Allen Staking Claim as MVPThe Bills broke open a one-point game by outscoring the Raiders 13-7 in the fourth quarter on their way to a 30-23 victory. That gave Buffalo 30 points, giving them an average of 30.75 per game, fifth-most in the NFL.
Buffalo quarterbackJosh Allenthrew for 288 yards and two touchdowns, and he is staking claim to the MVP award early on. Allen has completed 70.9% of his passes for 1,326 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has just one interception.
The play of Allen has made the need for a running game minimal. Devin Singletary leads that team in rushing with 212 yards on 50 carries. The receiving corps is thriving behind their quarterback.Stefon Diggsleads the team in receptions (26) and yards (403).
The defense has been very effective for Buffalo, and it has been a team effort. They have nine sacks this season recorded by eight different players. The Bills are 17th in points allowed at 25.0.
OUT: CB E.J. Gaines, WR Isaiah Hodgins, DT Star Lotulelei, LB Matt Milano, TE Tommy Sweeney, CB Levi Wallace
Questionable: G Jon Feliciano, T Cody Ford, LB Del’Shawn Phillips, WR Andre Roberts, CB Tre'Davious White, G Brian Winters
Titans Kings of the Nail-BiterPlayoff football is about close defensive struggles and winning those nail-biters. If that is the formula, then the Tennessee Titans have to feel that they are ready for the post-season already as they have won their three games by a combined total of six points.
The Titans were out last week as COVID-19 concerns postponed their contest against the Steelers. The previous week they defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 31-30 thanks in large part to a 16-point third quarter.
Ryan Tannehillis earning every penny of his big contract. The Titans QB has completed 67.3% of his passes for 809 yards and six touchdowns. He has just one pick this season. While Tannehill continues to do well, the Tennessee offense goes throughDerrick Henry, who is having another big year. Henry has 82 rushes for 319 yards and two TDs. His yards per carry average is down, coming in at 3.9.
The defense is allowing 24.7 ppg, 15th most in the league, and it is understandable why. They have just four sacks, four interceptions, and three forced fumbles. The big matchup will be the Titans defense against Allen. They are allowing 256.3 yards per game through the air, and with very little ability to get pressure on the quarterback, Allen could have a big day.
OUT: FB Khari Blasingame, LS Beau Brinkley, LB Kamalei Correa, DB Dane Cruikshank, WR Corey Davis, CB Kristian Fulton, WR Adam Humphries, CB Adoree' Jackson, DB Chris Jackson, DL DaQuan Jones, T Anthony McKinney, RB Senorise Perry, TE MyCole Pruitt, DL Jeffery Simmons
Questionable: WR A.J. Brown, LB Derick Roberson, T Isaiah Wilson
- 0-5 ATS in their last five games on grass.
- 0-4 ATS in their last four games.
- 5-1 ATS in their last six Week 5 games.
- 8-2-2 ATS in their last 12 games on the road.