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Buffalo Bills Links, 10/17: Josh Allen vs. Patrick Mahomes

Plus, the Bills are trademarking the phrase “Bills Mafia”

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Fans of exciting up-and-coming quarterbacks will (hopefully) get to see a fast-paced offensive showdown when Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills (4-1) welcome Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs (4-1) to Bills Stadium for a showdown at 5 p.m. EDT Monday.

In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we preview what could be the start of the NFL’s next great QB rivalry in Allen vs. Mahomes—a pair of mobile, big-armed quarterbacks.

We assess what Buffalo’s much-maligned defense will need to do to bounce back following Week 5’s disappointing loss to the Tennessee Titans, hear from Buffalo center Mitch Morse on what the Bills are expecting to see from Kansas City’s high-octane offense, offer up the key positional battles to watch in this showdown of first-place teams, and discuss the good news on the injury front as All-Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White, linebacker Matt Milano, and wide receiver John Brown were all full participants on Friday.

We also break down the news that the Bills are applying for a trademark to the popular BillsMafia phrase, hear why rocker Jon Bon Jovi won’t be visiting Buffalo anytime soon, and much more!


Josh Allen vs. Patrick Mahomes: The start of something special? - Democrat & Chronicle
Could this be the start of the next great NFL QB rivalry?

How can the Bills get to Patrick Mahomes? Previewing the Chiefs game – The Athletic
The Chiefs have a different passing attack than the Titans, giving the Bills’ front four a chance for a bounce-back game. (Subscription required).

Bills Notebook: Mitch Morse faces his former team, injury report looking better | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Mitch Morse had a good idea of what was to come.

X’s and O’s: Patrick Mahomes will put Bills’ plastering to the test | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
One general rule is: Cover the guy who goes vertical vs. the guy going back toward the quarterback.

7 things to watch for in Bills vs. Chiefs | Week 6 - BuffaloBills.com
Chris Brown believes Bills fans should expect an aerial show in this game.

Game Preview | Bills vs. Chiefs | Week 6 - BuffaloBills.com
Maddy Glab breaks down the Monday night matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium. Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes bring two high-powered offenses into a battle of 4-1 teams.

Bills’ injury updates: White, Brown, Milano all full practice participants | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Tight end Dawson Knox was not on the practice field.

Bills’ Matt Milano, Tre’Davious White, John Brown all practice in full Friday ahead of Chiefs game - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills host the Chiefs Monday at Bills Stadium.

Milano, White upgraded to full participants at practice - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White and linebacker Matt Milano both went from limited to full participants at practice on Friday as the team seems to be getting healthier ahead of their game Monday against the Chiefs.

Are Bills the real deal? Going inside the numbers and the eye test – The Athletic
Josh Allen and the Bills have a big game Monday when they play at home against Kansas City. (Subscription required).

‘Bills Mafia’ finally joins team’s official family after years of being rebuffed – The Athletic
With virtually zero assistance from the team, Bills Mafia has become the universal term for the fan base. Now it's being fully embraced. (Subscription required).

‘It’s who we are’: Bills apply for trademark for ‘Bills Mafia’ | Local News | buffalonews.com
The move comes as the Bills are coping with a huge drop in revenues amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with fans not allowed to attend home games this season.

Bills looking to trademark ‘Bills Mafia’ - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills are looking to trademark the term “Bills Mafia” in an effort to sell merchandise bearing its name. The merchandise includes t-shirts, caps, aprons, and more.

Bon Jovi ‘won’t ever go back’ to Buffalo after Bills drama - WGR 550
Jon Bon Jovi told GQ that he “won’t ever go back” to the city of Buffalo, New York, following his attempt to purchase the Bills in 2014 and the way in which Donald Trump allegedly sabotaged his campaign to become the team’s newest owner.

Jon Bon Jovi says ‘you will never see my face in Buffalo ever’ after Bills’ ownership saga | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The end result still stings, Bon Jovi said. “I won’t ever go back to the city of Buffalo. I have knocked it off the map.”

Bills Today | Harrison Phillips earns Week 5 NFLPA Community MVP - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Saturday, Oct. 17.

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Buffalo Bills injury report: Good signs for Milano, White, a setback for Edmunds - Buffalo Rumblings
Mixed signs from the injury report, as usual.

All-22 Analysis: Bills’ critical mistakes in loss to Tennessee Titans - Buffalo Rumblings
Break out the Yakety Sax! It’s time for gaffes.

The Bruce Exclusive: Back to the #almightytake future - Buffalo Rumblings
Where we’re going, we don’t need takes.

Opinion: Buffalo Bills have invested too much in the defensive line for this return - Buffalo Rumblings
This offseason, the Buffalo Bills doubled down on their front-four and added major pieces through free agency and the draft. Through five weeks, they aren’t getting the returns that they hoped for.

Buffalo Bills Win Probability: Tennessee Titans control second half, Malcolm Butler seals the deal - Buffalo Rumblings
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