After a slew of positive COVID test that postponed the game from Sunday to Tuesday, the Buffalo Bills (4-0, 2-0 away) get to take on the Tennessee Titans (3-0, 2-0) in an AFC battle to cap Week 5.
This will be the first NFL game on a Tuesday night since 1946. The kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST in Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Buffalo is a 3.5-point favorite in the tilt.
What to Know – Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills have played some close contents over the first four weeks of the NFL season but have won each of them. Buffalo’s four wins have come by a combined 23 points. Buffalo heads into Tuesday night’s game with a two-game cushion over the New England Patriots in the AFC East standings.
Josh Allen is one of the top-performing quarterbacks this season, throwing for 1,326 yards on 105-for-148 passing with 12 touchdowns and just one interception. Allen is eight touchdowns tosses shy of shying his 2019 mark. The third-year player has also rushed for three scores this season.
Devin Singletary is the primary running back for the Bills, rushing 50 times for 213 yards and one touchdown. Offseason acquisition Stefon Diggs has developed a great relationship with Allen as the Bills outside threat. The wide receiver has caught 26 passes for 403 yards and two touchdowns.
Defensively the Bills are surrendering 25.0 points and 381.3 yards per game. The Bills are eighth in the league in rushing defense, holding opponents to 101 yards per contest.
What to Know – Tennessee Titans
Tennessee will be suiting up for the first time since Week 3 after their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was postponed because of the COVID outbreak that has swept through the Titans facility. Tennessee’s three wins have been by a total of six points. Like the Bills, the Titans have yet to lose this year and hold a two-game lead over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South standings.
Ryan Tannehill has completed 70-of-104 attempts for 319 yards, six touchdowns, and one interception. Tannehill is in his second season under center for the Titans after being selected as the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2019.
The Titans are 9th in rushing in the league, and that all starts with pro bowl running back Derrick Henry. Henry has carried the ball 82 times this season to the tune of 319 yards and two scores.
AJ Brown is expected back Tuesday night after missing two weeks with a leg injury. In his absence, Corey Davis (15 catches, 206 yards, one touchdown) and tight end Jonnu Smith (13 catches, 181 yards, three touchdowns) have filled in.
Tennessee’s defense has given up an average of 422.3 yards per game, which is third-worst in the NFL. However, the Titans are allowing 24.7 points per game, which ranks them in the middle of the pack.
The Pick is In
Tennessee is expected to be without several key players, including starters on the defense, as they face one of the league’s hottest quarterbacks and top offenses. Expect the Titans to use their rushing attack to control the clock and do their best to keep Buffalo off the field.
It won’t be enough, as the rust of not playing in over a week will show. Take the Bills by a touchdown in this one.