The Buffalo Bills have turned some heads with a 2-0 start that saw them beat the New York Jets in week one 27-17 and the Miami Dolphins in week two 31-28.
What lies next for the Bills is their first game against a team that isn’t in the middle of a rebuild. The Los Angeles Rams are in Buffalo for a week three tilt between two of the NFL’s 2-0 squads.
The Rams come into Buffalo fresh off beating what were considered to be the top two teams in the NFC East before the season by out-lasting the Dallas Cowboys and taking a three-point win in week one, and laying the boom down on the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 37-19 in week two.
There is no such thing as an easy win in the NFL, and you can’t discredit the Bills for their hot start either. The Bills have looked really good at times, and Josh Allen has shown why people thought there was a chance he could be the first quarterback picked in the 2018 NFL draft. It seems odd to say that the Bills offense isn’t the concern heading into this week three matchup, but rather it’s the injury-plagued defence.
The Bills still don’t know if Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds will be good to go for this game. The promising news is that both have been practicing, but they are both listed as questionable for this Sunday’s game.
Without them in the lineup against Miami, the Dolphins picked the Bills apart with the middle of the field. With all due respect, the Dolphins are not even close to matching the fire-power the Rams can bring on the offensive side of the football. Boasting weapons such as Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Tyler Higbee, and Malcolm Brown, the Rams would be able to have their way with the Bills. Having at least one of Milano and Edmunds return in time for this game could easily be the difference between winning and losing.
As far as the offensive side of the football is concerned, it is not the biggest concern as of right now, but that’s only because there is a gap the size of Mars in the linebacker spot. The Buffalo Bills aren’t known for their offensive firepower, and despite how things have gone so far, the offence might need to be just a little bit better against the Rams.
The key to this offence is going to be to not turn the ball over. Yes, I know this is as cliche as it comes, but that will be beyond important. Josh Allen is yet to throw an interception this season but has fumbled the ball twice this year, and if not for an early whistle in Miami, that number would now be three.
While Allen does have a history of fumbling the ball, so does Devin Singletary who will be the Bills primary weapon out of the backfield with Zack Moss out of commission for the week. For the pair, holding onto the football needs to be the focus. With the high powered offence boasted by the Rams, gifting field position can only result in disaster.
The Bills should have motivation heading into this game, however. This game will tell us who the real Buffalo Bills are. Are they contenders, or are the pretenders? But there’s more for them to take motivation from. Cue Jaylen Ramsey.
“I think Allen is trash,” said Ramsey.
Ramsey has since changed his opinion of Josh Allen, but this should still serve as motivation.