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Podcast: Previewing Bills vs. Titans and Week 5 with Music City Miracles

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The Buffalo Bills (1-3) return home to New Era Field for the first time in three weeks when Buffalo hosts the Tennessee Titans (3-1) in a 1 p.m. Eastern clash Sunday afternoon.

The Bills are searching for consistency on offense following a two-week stretch where they scored 27 points in a win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3, but followed up with a shutout in Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers in Week 4.

What version of Brian Daboll’s offense will show up vs. the Titans? That and many more topics are discussed on the new and improved Billieve: a Buffalo Rumblings Podcast.

On the latest edition of podcast, we have everything you need to know to get ready for the game between the Bills and the Titans. Each week during the regular season, our podcast will feature an in-depth interview with a blogger from the opposing team’s website. This week, co-host John Boccacino was joined by Jimmy Morris from Music City Miracles — apologies to Bills Mafia for the blatant reference to the 2000 Wild Card game, which may or may not have included an illegal forward pass to propel the Titans to a 22-16 win — to dissect this match up.

Boccacino and co-host Anthony Marino also gave their keys to the game, which had Buffalo opening up as a five-point underdog vs. the Titans.

Hear what our podcast duo had to say about these topics and more.

After breaking down the Titans’ red-hot start to the season — including a Week 4 win where Tennessee rallied from a 17-3 deficit to knock off the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, 26-23 in overtime — the development of Marcus Mariota was discussed.

Mariota has taken a giant leap forward with his development under new head coach Mike Vrabel, as has his No. 1 wide receiver, Corey Davis, who broke out in a big way when he amassed 161 receiving yards and the game-winning TD on nine catches vs. Philadelphia.

The two addressed the important Week 5 battle between Davis and CB Tre’Davious White, who in his second year in Buffalo has emerged as a lockdown cornerback.

Another key to the game: how the Bills offensive line will need to play at its best to slow down Jurrell Casey, Harold Landry, and an aggressive Titans defense that has amassed 12 sacks in four games.

Boccacino and podcast co-host Anthony Marino also discussed what Buffalo needs to do to get back in the win column, with both of our podcasters billeiving that a heavy dose of LeSean McCoy and the running game, along with more short passes, should set the stage for Josh Allen to succeed vs. Tennessee.

This will be the 46th meeting between these teams. The Titans lead the all-time series 28-17. The last time the Bills hosted the Titans, Tennessee rallied for a 35-34 win on Oct. 21, 2012 as Matt Hasselbeck connected with Nate Washington on the game-winning touchdown with 1:03 remaining.

Morris admits this could be a trap game for the Titans coming off their win over the Eagles, while Boccacino predicts the Bills will hang around before falling late to the Titans.

Marino, on the other hand, perhaps still reeling from the crushing shutout loss in Lambeau, predicted the Titans to roll to their fourth-straight win.

Check out our Billieve: a Buffalo Rumblings podcast for answers to these questions and more!

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