After an embarrassment in Green Bay, the Buffalo Bills will look to bounce back at home against the Tennessee Titans. The Titans come in at 3-1 with two convincing wins against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Philadelphia Eagles. Last week, the offense was terrible and the defense did what they could to stop the bleeding.
These five players could be key to the Bills success on Sunday:
QB Josh Allen
Allen is going to be on this list all year and I shouldn't have to spell out why. He struggled mightily last game, whether it was being wildly inaccurate, holding the ball to long and taking the sack, or trying to make too much out of something that is nothing. All of those things are what we expected from Allen when he was drafted since that was a big part of his game at Wyoming. However, week to week improvements are vital to see how he will progress as an NFL quarterback. Offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll, needs to get Allen into a rhythm early to set the tone for the length of the game.
RB LeSean McCoy
McCoy has been nonexistent through the first three games he appeared in. Through those three games he has just 29 total touches for 126 yards—not ideal for what is supposed to be your best offensive player. However the Bills can get the ball in his hands, they need to do it.
WR Zay Jones
I don't expect much more from Kelvin Benjamin as a reliable target for Josh Allen but Jones has shown a glimmer of hope on a handful of occasions. He hasn't been targeted much but when he is, the result is usually a positive outcome. As unimpressive as it is, he is their leading receiver with 10 catches for 144 yards on the season. I’d expect Allen to give him more opportunities to make plays with the ball in his hands.
DE Jerry Hughes
After a two-sack performance in Week three, Hughes and the rest of the pass rushers were no where to be found against the Packers. Given, there were multiple times where the Bills defensive line was being pulled to the turf, they need to be better. It all starts with Hughes, as he has been the best pass rusher on the Bills for the past few years. Hughes has his work cut out for him in his matchup against Titans’ left tackle, Taylor Lewan, one of the top left tackles in the NFL.
CB Taron Johnson
Johnson has been a bright spot for the Bills, much like Matt Milano was last season and a mid-round rookie. As the starting nickel corner, Johnson is rarely out of position and makes a lot of tough open field tackles. Last week, Johnson was by far the best player on both sides of the ball for the Bills. With a decent receiving corps and two good running backs, Johnson could have another busy day in the slot.