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The Bills Next Four Games Could Spell How the Rest of 2019 Plays Out

The Bills have surprised some in the National Football League through two weeks of the season, playing well enough in two games in the same stadium to get off to a quick 2-0 start.

Checking new hampshire sports betting the Bills were slight underdogs in week one to the New York Jets but overcame and won by scoring the last 17 points in a 17-16 win, and in week two they were a one-point favorite against the New York Giants, and won by two touchdowns by a score of 28-14.

The team has an interesting home opener this week as they will take on the 0-2 Cincinnati Bengals in what should be a loud and proud crowd as the team is 2-0 for the first time in five seasons.

After this game with the Bengals, the team will really get tested, as they will take on a team that won the Super Bowl a year ago and many think are well on their way again in the New England Patriots.

The week four game will be in Buffalo, so it could easily be a matchup between a pair of 3-0 teams in the Bills and Pats, and likely if so will be the premiere game of the week in the AFC despite it being a 1pm start.

After the pair of home games against the Bengals and Patriots, the Bills will head back on the road, as they will travel in week five to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans, a team that not many can figure out just two weeks into the season.

In their first game the Titans crushed the Cleveland Browns at First Energy Stadium, slamming Cleveland to the tune of a 43-13 win.

They played well enough on both sides of the ball to have some thinking that the Titans would be a surprise team in the AFC in 2019.

But as the world turns, the Titans fortunes did as well, as they fell at home to the Indianapolis Colts in a week two AFC South game, losing in a close battle in their home opener.

The final game of the next four should (on paper) be an easy one, as the Bills will host the Miami Dolphins in week six.

It’s been well documented all the issues that Miami has had, being outscored 102-10 in their first two games, home losses to the Baltimore Ravens and this last week getting beat 43-0 by New England.

The Bills are hoping to be on a roll by then, so by the time the Fins travel to Miami, they should be on a roll and who knows, could be the big surprise team in the AFC by that point.

The Bills Are Slowly Getting Respect as They Move Up the Power Rankings

The Buffalo Bills sit 2-0 for the first time in five seasons, and while many are still not talking about the Bills as any sort of contender in the AFC, some are finally coming around that this team might make some noise in 2019 just yet.

Checking in maine sports betting, the Bills were a team that many felt were going to only win maybe 5-7 games, but already here in September the team has won two games, which has to be starting to turn some heads in and out of the AFC East.

Tuesday is usually the day around the NFL where teams bring in players to workout and suspensions are announced, and also it’s the day that a lot of the national publications start to come out with their weekly ‘Power Rankings.’

One such national site that puts out their rankings on Tuesday is that of ESPN, and of course as one would expect, they have the New England Patriots, a team that has laid out both the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as Miami Dolphins in weeks one and two.

The Pats have outscored their competition by a 76-3 over the first two games, and this week should be another cakewalk for them as they take on the beat up New York Jets, who likely will have to play Luke Falk at quarterback after injuries to their first two QB’s.

The Bills and Pats will do battle in week four, and it should give a pretty good indication as to where this Bills team stands with the big boys of the AFC.

As for this week, ESPN is giving them a little more respect, as they have moved them up seven spots, going from 22 to 15.

That’s a solid jump, and it remains to be seen if they can beat the Bengals at home this week in their home opener.

Here’s what ESPN said about the Bills:

Pleasant surprise:

Shaq Lawson. Most of the hype on the Bills’ defensive line surrounded Ed Oliver, Jerry Hughes and Trent Murphy, but Lawson has turned in a strong start after the team declined to pick up his fifth-year option this offseason. Buffalo is relying on its rotation on the edge this season, so it’s reasonable to think Lawson can build on the sack, two QB hits and deflected pass he has recorded through two games. — Marcel Louis-Jacques

Get a home win on Sunday over 0-2 Cincy and they may start to earn even more respect by the national pundits.

The Bills are Off to a 2-0 Start, and Josh Allen is Proving He Can Be a Star in the NFL

Don’t look now, but the Buffalo Bills are looking like they could seriously make some noise in the AFC this season, something that hasn’t been said in a very long time.

If you would have checked delaware online sports betting you could have seen that many thought the 2019 Bills were again going to languish in the bottom or near the bottom of the AFC East.

Two weeks in, they have shown that they have the talent for that not to be the case, and a lot of it is due to the play of second-year quarterback Josh Allen.

Sunday in the Meadowlands for the second straight week on the road at MetLife Stadium, the Bills were led by Allen to a win, this time beating the New York Giants by a final of 28-14.

Unlike the week before against the New York Jets, the Bills did not have to come storming back after falling behind. This time they controlled the game, and with Allen at the helm, they looked just fine in setting the tempo and playing smart football.

“Everybody has their opinion and I know he didn’t mean anything like that,” said Allen after the 14-point win on Sunday.

“All I want to do is focus on what the Bills are doing.”

Allen was more than good enough to get the job done against what looks to be a weak Giants team in 2019. He ended up throwing for 253 yards on 19-of-30 with no interceptions, and he also ran in a score to extend the Bills lead and threw for one earlier in the game.

The team and Allen were irked earlier in the week by Giants head coach Pat Shurmur, who commented that the quarterback from Wyoming had the potential to be an NFL starter coming out of the 2018 draft. Some felt it insulted the seventh overall pick in the draft from last season.

“He doesn’t need any extra motivation,” veteran receiver Cole Beasley said of Allen and the Shurmur comment.

“He’s motivated every week. He’s had naysayers from the beginning. It’s nothing new for him. I don’t even know if he noticed it.”

He may or may not have, but did seem to have an extra chip on his shoulder during the win, which was very much noticed by his teammates who are not afraid to follow the lead of the quarterback who quickly is proving a lot of naysayers wrong.

The Bills are 2-0 for the first time in five years, and Allen has a ton to do with it.

Bills vs Giants – NFL Week Two Inactives

Here are your week two inactives for the Bills and Giants at MetLife Stadium.

Bills

OT Ryan Bates
OG Ike Boettger
S Jaquan Johnson
CB Taron Johnson
TE Tyler Kroft
OT Conor McDermott
WR Andre Roberts

Giants

TE Garrett Dickerson
RB Paul Perkins
WR Sterling Shepard
OT Chad Slade
WR Darius Slayton
OT Eric Smith
QB Alex Tanney

Bills Look to Get to 2-0 Against the Giants: Three Keys to Victory

Whenever you mention the name of the New York Giants, it will always draw up a nightmarish type feeling if you are a fan of the Buffalo Bills.

No one will ever forget the crushing missed field goal by Bills legendary kicker Scott Norwood that could have won the Bills a Super Bowl in 1991.

Instead, it started a trend that if you do any sports betting in california online you could have never seen coming. Four straight Super Bowl losses for the Bills and their loyal fan base.

Fast forward close to 30 years later, and today it’s a week two game for the Bills as they look to get their second win of the season, and if they do it will come at MetLife Stadium against the Giants.

New York isn’t a very good team, and many don’t see them winning more than 5-6 games, if that.

While they are still dangerous, the Bills seem to have the advantage in this one, and here’s three keys for them to get a week two victory.

1. Get Running

The Bills are sticking with Frank Gore as the starting running back, and he will have to have a much better game than a week ago, as he looked every bit his age in having struggles against the Jets.

It was rookie Devin Singletary that really got the ground game going, and it may take that again today for the Bills to have a spark in the ground game.

Look for the leash to be short on Gore if he has another rough game, and for Singletary to start getting more and more valuable carries.

2. Get to Manning

Eli Manning can still get the ball downfield if given the time, and today if the Bills are going to get out of New Jersey with a win they have to pressure Manning and force mistakes.

The Cowboys showed last week that when you get pressure up the middle against Manning, he will eventually either throw picks, or go down in a heap.

Look for the Bills front line to get pressure and have a good game.

3. Road Warriors

The Bills showed last week in the very same stadium they can win a game after having a double-digit deficit, and this week it would behoove them not to have to pull off the same comeback.

New York will want to set the tempo early, but the Bills have to define the game and be physical and not allow New York to get off to a quick start.

Look for the Bills to try and get off to a faster start than a week ago.

Frank Gore Remains the Bills Starting RB; But For How Long?

The Bills had a solid comeback opening day win over the New York Jets last Sunday, a lot of it thanks in part to the play of rookie running back Devin Singletary.

So when coach Sean McDermott made it clear Wednesday that Frank Gore was still the teams’ number one running back, the biggest question remains – for how long?

If you’re a basketball-betting.pro you know that you only have to study five guys in the lineup, but for the Bills, they are hoping that creating drama with the running back spot will make them even better, starting with Gore.

McDermott not only announced that Gore will remain the starter, but also that (again, for the moment) that T.J. Yeldon, who declared that he wanted the ball as the lead back this offseason, will be the number two running back after Gore.

The interesting thing about playing time in terms of being a Bills running back is last week in the 17-16 win at the Meadowlands is that Singletary topped Gore and Yeldon in playing time with 45 offensive snaps to a combined 21.

The media in Buffalo seemed to push McDermott when it came to naming a “feature back” and “No. 1 back,” and the coach didn’t seem to really care for the tone of what the media thought.

“Feature back, No. 1 back. How about just running back?” he said Wednesday.

“Does that work? Just running back. We’re just trying to win games. Whoever helps us win games, that’s who our feature back is, I guess.”

The Bills against the Jets last week as a whole rushed for 128 yards on 25 carries, putting up an impressive 5.1 yards per carry.

Singletary had the most impact on the ground with 70 yards on just four carries, showing again his ability to come up with the big play.

Josh Allen, who was the leading rusher for the Bills in the entire 2018 season out of the quarterback spot, was second on the team in the win with 38 yards on 10 carries.

Gore, who was the starter in the opener against the Jets, had a tough time getting going, as he rushed for just 20 yards on 11 carries, with a long of 9 yards.

The team will look to get him going earlier on Sunday when the Bills look to get to 2-0 against the 0-1 Giants.

“We’re just taking things one day at a time with this guy,” offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said of Singletary.

“He made a couple big plays for us; we’ve got a lot of confidence in him. We’re going to keep grinding him and getting him better. He’s got a lot of talent, but we think all of our backs do.”

NFL Week One Jets vs Bills Inactives

Jets

OT Chuma Edoga
DT Folorunso Fatukasi
DE John Franklin-Myers
CB Bennett Jackson
DE Kyle Phillips
RB Bilal Powell
DT Nathan Shepherd

Bills

OT Ryan Bates
OG Ike Boettger
S Jaquan Johnson
TE Tyler Kroft
S Dean Marlowe
OT Conor McDermott
WR Andre Roberts

Bills Send OG Wyatt Teller to the Cleveland Browns for Draft Picks

The Bills Thursday made a deal with the Cleveland Browns, sending offensive guard Wyatt Teller and a 2021 7th round pick in exchange for a 5th round pick in 2020 and a 6th round pick in 2020.

Teller is 6-4, 315 was in his second NFL season out of Virginia Tech. Originally drafted by Buffalo in the fifth round of the 2018 draft, Teller started the Bills’ final seven regular season games last year.

CBS had a scouting report of Teller in their story today regarding the deal between the Browns ad Bills.

Teller, a 2018 fifth-round pick of the Bills, started seven games at left guard last season. He didn’t allow a sack last season in 476 offensive snaps, but had five penalties. CBS Sports NFL Draft Analyst Chris Trapasso evaluated Teller coming out of Virginia Tech prior to when he was drafted:

“Strength, especially in upper body, is at NFL level already. Mauler in run game. Has bad waist-bending tendency. Limited athleticism and lateral movement. Consistent combo blocker. Best in power run scheme.”