Buffalo Rumblings reporter and podcast host John Boccacino is joined by Chris Blystone from Stampede Blue to preview the Bills Week 7 clash vs. the Colts. This is a matchup of teams looking to get back in the win column, as Buffalo is coming off a 20-13 setback vs. the Houston Texans where the defense carried the day, while the Colts are looking to rebound from a 42-34 shootout loss to the New York Jets.
On the latest edition of the new and improved Billieve: a Buffalo Bills Fans Podcast, we have everything you need to know to get ready for the game, Buffalo’s third straight showdown with an AFC South opponent.
Boccacino and co-host Anthony Marino also gave their keys to the game, which had Buffalo opening up as a 7.5-point underdog vs. the Colts.
Hear what our podcast duo had to say about the game.
Among the topics covered: the health of Colts QB Andrew Luck, who leads the league in passing attempts per game. Luck’s throwing shoulder seems to be fully recovered from the injury that cost him all of the 2017 season.
Buffalo has not seen an opposing signal-caller throw for 300 or more yards in its last 15 games, the longest current streak in the league. Will Luck surpass 300 yards through the air for the fourth straight game?
While Luck is back, top wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and top tight end Jack Doyle could miss the game. Besides potentially missing his top two receiving threats, the receivers who are active have combined to lead the league in dropped passes (15).
The Colts found a running game in the loss to the Jets, as Marlon Mack rushed for 89 yards on 12 carries, but the Bills will also bring an improving run defense into the game. Since Week 2, the run defense has gone from 22nd to 8th in yards per game (from 113 to 92.5 yards per game).
Offensively, Blystone said the Colts have one of the weaker secondaries in the league, and that teams have had success hitting the slot receiver, which could be good news for an Anderson to Zay Jones connection.
How else can Buffalo can attack the Colts’ secondary? What do the Bills need to do to get back in the win column?
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