Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
When: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 1:00 pm ET
We have AFC football to consider for Sunday when the 3-1 Buffalo Bills meet the 2-2 Tennessee Titans for an afternoon of tackle football. The Bills are second in the AFC East and the Titans are currently last in the AFC South. The Titans hold a 27-16 lifetime head to head record over the Bills and this should be a good game on Sunday.
Buffalo enters this game coming off a tough, 16-10 home loss last Sunday afternoon against the New England Patriots, snapping the Bills three-game winning streak. Tennessee stopped a two-game winning streak with a huge 24-10-week four road win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Allen in Concussion ProtocolBuffalo was hoping to improve upon their 3-0 record and the New England Patriots had other ideas and Buffalo left with a 16-10-week four loss to the Patriots. Bills quarterback Josh Allen threw for 153 yards and three interceptions and left the game with a concussion. Allen was also sacked four times and scored the lone Bills touchdown. Matt Barkley came in for Allen a threw and went 9-16 for 127 yards and threw an interception. Running back Frank Gore was the lone bright spot, rushing for 109 yards on 17 attempts.
Allen remains in the NFL concussion protocol and is listed as questionable for Sunday. Running Back Devin Singletary is listed as day to day after missing the past two games with a hamstring issue and was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice.
The Titans allow 337 total yards of offense per game with 103.8 rushing yards and 233.2 passing yards per game this season. Tennessee has recorded 13 sacks and four interceptions with one pick six this season.
Allen is probably not playing Sunday and that means it will likely be up to Barkley to get the job done and passing the football will be the way to beat Tennessee on Sunday. Barkley has thrown for 2270 passing yards and 10 touchdowns but has tossed 19 interceptions over his career and has made seven starts over his five-year career.
Buffalo has a trio of receivers with over 100 receiving yards and wide receiver John Brown is their leader with 315 receiving yards and a touchdown and leads the Bills with four plays of over 20 yards. Wide receiver Cole Beasley leads Buffalo with 36 targets and has 24 receptions for 246 receiving yards and tight end Dawson Knox has eight snags for 144 receiving yards and a touchdown this season.
The Titans have been strong thus far against the run and it will likely be Gore putting in most of the work Sunday afternoon. The veteran running back has rushed for 273 yards and a pair of touchdowns with three plays of over 20 yards. Running back T.J. Yeldon has 30 rushing yards over eight attempts and Allen has used his feet for 131 rushing yards and leads Buffalo with three rushing touchdowns this season.
Titans Huge Road Win Over AtlantaTennessee improved to 2-2 with a huge week four road win over the Atlanta Falcons. Quarterback Marcus Mariota threw for 227 yards and three touchdowns, running back Derrick Henry scampered for 100 rushing yards and wide receiver A.J. Brown snagged three balls for 94 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Titans to their victory over Atlanta.
Buffalo is second in the NFL in yards allowed per game (280.8) and allow 196.5 passing yards and 84.2 rushing yards per game. The Bills have recorded seven sacks with five interceptions this season.
Mariota has thrown for 933 yards with seven touchdowns without an interception and the Buffalo defense will be challenging for the Titans quarterback. Tennessee doesn’t do a very good job protecting Mariota and he’s been sacked 17 times this season. Fortunately chasing quarterbacks isn’t the Bills forte so maybe Mariota will get lucky this week.
Brown is the Titans big-play guy and leads Tennessee with four plays of 20 yards or more and has 223 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns this season. Wide receiver Corey Davis has 173 receiving yards and one touchdown and tight end Delanie Walker leads the Titans with 23 targets and two touchdowns this season.
Henry has been a beast for Tennessee with 310 rushing yards and has all three of the Titans rushing touchdowns but has fumbled the ball twice this season. Mariota is the Titans second leading ground gainer with 112 rushing yards and running back Dion Lewis has 45 rushing yards this season.
- Titans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Titans are 11-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Titans are 21-48-4 ATS in their last 73 vs. AFC.
- Bills are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight-up loss.