Bills vs Titans Live : Bills vs Titans Live Stream Online Watch The Bills, who possess the NFL’s fourth-best rushing attack in terms of yards per game, will run for at least 150 yards against a Titans defense that has given up a combined 146 rushing yards over its past two games. — Marcel Louis-Jacques The Bills (3-1) picked up a loss last week, but anyone paying attention knows how easily it could have been a win. Buffalo’s defense made Tom Brady look hapless for a day
New England’s defense to shreds. While Josh Allen was terrible in the first half, he came around before sustaining a concussion on a completely unnecessary helmet-to-helmet hit. But it was easy to envision that had Allen been leading the way at the end of the game, rather than Matt Barkley, the Bills would have come away with an upset victory. For their trouble, the Bills, still licking their wounds from a big one that got away, have to go on the road to face the Titans (2-2), a team that gives nearly everyone fits.
Allen is working his way through the concussion protocol, and the result of this game likely comes down to whether he plays or not. Assuming he needs a week to get full clearance, Tennessee has a mild advantage.
Marcus Mariota has not thrown an interception this season, but the Bills are tied with the Giants and 49ers for second in the NFL with five picks each. Tennessee adopted a quick-hitting passing attack last week to speed up Mariota’s decision-making, which should be the way to go against a Bills defense that takes away the vertical passing game and is third in the league in allowing a 57.1 completion percentage. — Turron Davenport
Bold prediction: The Bills, who possess the NFL’s fourth-best rushing attack in terms of yards per game, will run for at least 150 yards against a Titans defense that has given up a combined 146 rushing yards over its past two games. — Marcel Louis-Jacques
The Bills could be and probably will be without starting quarterback Josh Allen because of concussion issues. That means Matt Barkley will be the starter here. The Titans are coming off an impressive road victory over Atlanta, but this will be a tough challenge for Marcus Mariota. Look for a tight, low-scoring game with the Titans taking it.
Don’t assume starting Matt Barkley — if Josh Allen doesn’t return from his concussion — would end the Bills’ chances to win. Barkley made good decisions and moved the ball better than Josh Allen or Tom Brady last Sunday, even if he has a backup’s arm. There’s a real chance the Bills’ passing game could stay on schedule better without Allen.
Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan’s return from suspension is massive for a Titans offense looking for consistency. Last week’s 24-point first half effort in Atlanta — followed by a goose egg after halftime — was their first quarter of the season in a nutshell. I trust the Bills’ defense more.
In the divisional round of the 2003 AFC playoffs, the Colts and Chiefs played in arguably the greatest offensive showdown in playoff history. In a game that didn’t see either team punt, the visiting Colts outlasted the Chiefs 38-31 in a game that featured 51 first downs, nine touchdowns, and 842 total yards.
After receiver/return ace Dante Hall’s second-quarter touchdown trimmed the Chiefs’ early deficit to 14-10, a field goal and two Manning touchdowns gave Indianapolis a 31-17 lead with just under two minutes remaining in the third quarter. The game was far from over, however, as Hall’s 92-yard kick return near the end of the quarter made it a 31-24 game entering the final stanza.
The Chiefs’ defense, could not stop the Colts, however, with running back Edgerrin James capping off Indianapolis’ 11-play, 81-yard with a 1-yard touchdown run with 11:18 left. Despite running back Priest Holmes’ late score, Kansas City was unable to complete the comeback while losing their third-consecutive home playoff game.
A decade later, the two teams would face off in one of the greatest comebacks in playoff history. The Colts were down 38-10 in the third quarter, but five late touchdowns by quarterback Andrew Luck — including his game-winning, 64-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton with 4:21 left — spearheaded Indy’s improbable 45-44 win in the divisional round.