The Buffalo Bills (4-1) must regroup quickly from Tuesday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans, with the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs (4-1) coming to Bills Stadium for a Monday clash in Week 6. On the latest episode of the Billieve Podcast, hosts John Boccacino and Jamie D’Amico have everything you need to know to get ready for the big game.
Boccacino and D’Amico (briefly) offer up their thoughts on Buffalo’s disappointing loss to the Titans, discussing how previous warts for the team were exposed in the primetime loss.
The Bills don’t have to wait long for a shot at redemption, welcoming Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs to Western New York for a 5 p.m. showdown on Monday.
This is a show-me-something kind of game for the Bills, who must address their shortcomings that were on display vs. the Titans, primarily: the lack of a pass rush, the inability to get off the field on third down, the poor play of the right side of the offensive line, the failure to get Devin Singletary and the ground game going, and those pesky, drive-killing penalties.
In Mahomes, the Bills face a daunting task trying to slow down Kansas City’s high-flying offense, but both Boccacino and D’Amico expect the Bills to take a page out of the Las Vegas Raiders’ playbook and drop seven or eight guys into coverage while hoping the front four can generate enough pressure on Mahomes.
Otherwise, the secondary, even if Tre’Davious White returns, could be in for a long day. Forcing Mahomes to settle for the short, underneath passes while containing Hill, Travis Kelce and the deep passing game could be enough to limit the potent Chiefs offense.
On the other side of the ball, the Bills need to get the ground game going against a Chiefs team that ranks near the bottom of the league in run defense. With Stefon Diggs, John Brown, Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis, the Bills’ wide receivers should have an edge against a suspect Chiefs secondary, and Boccacino and D’Amico both expect to see a huge bounce-back game from Josh Allen.
Our podcasters then offer up their score predictions for the game.
Check out the latest Billieve Podcast for our thoughts on these topics, then join the conversation by leaving your thoughts on how the game will play out in the comments section below.
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