The Buffalo Bills earned their second win in the last three weeks when Stephen Hauschka booted a 46-yard field goal as time expired to lift Buffalo (2-3) to a 13-12 win over the Tennessee Titans (3-2).
In the latest edition of Billieve: A Buffalo Bills Fans Podcast, host John Boccacino is joined by co-host Anthony Marino to break down the win as Buffalo earned its second victory of the year over a playoff participant from 2017.
Among the topics covered in our podcast: the triumphant return of Buffalo’s ground and pound attack, as the Bills turned back to LeSean McCoy (24 carries for 85 yards) and Chris Ivory (14 carries for 43 yards). Buffalo controlled the clock (nearly 34 minutes of possession) and didn’t ask Josh Allen to do to much.
Allen, who directed his first career come-from-behind victory, completed 10 of 19 passes for 82 yards with one interception and an impressive 14-yard touchdown run on Buffalo’s first possession.
The Bills did more to make Allen feel comfortable vs. Tennessee, moving him outside of the pocket for more rollout throws where Allen could either look for his intended target or throw the ball away if there isn’t a throw to be made. Moving Allen outside the pocket made a big difference, letting him see the field better. It also allowed offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to mask Buffalo’s suspect offensive line by not allowing the Titans’ pass rushers to bull their way up the middle and make Allen feel uncomfortable in the pocket.
Among the other topics discussed: the emergence of a few unsung heroes on defense (especially Dean Marlowe and Jordan Phillips); the wealth of talent Buffalo can roll out on the defensive line; the continued excellent play of linebackers Matt Milano, Tremaine Edmunds, and Lorenzo Alexander; and the emergence of rookie Taron Johnson, who picked off his first career pass and is proving to be a steal as a fourth-round draft pick.
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