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Buffalo Bills Links, 10/7: Will the Bills and Titans play in Week 5?

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we check in on the latest news involving the COVID-19 outbreak among the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo’s Week 5 opponent, and whether the game will be played on Sunday or not.

With Buffalo (4-0) being one of six undefeated teams in the league, we check in to see where the Bills sit in the NFL’s power rankings. After coming out red-hot to start the season, quarterback Josh Allen is firmly entrenched in the early-season MVP talks, and we hear who Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre compared Allen to.

We also hand out position-by-position grades for the Bills, highlight how the defense rose to the occasion in key moments during the Week 4 win over the Las Vegas Raiders, discuss whether offensive coordinator Brian Daboll should be a hot head-coaching commodity, and much more!


The Bills are on a roll. Will Titans’ COVID outbreak pause them? - Democrat & Chronicle
Buffalo’s red-hot offense is on a roll through four weeks, but that could be halted with the coronavirus outbreak within the Titans’ organization.

Titans hope to return Wednesday but not counting on 10 players with virus | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
After going six consecutive days last week with a player testing positive, the Titans went two straight days without a positive test. (This was published before today’s news about more positive tests for the team.)

Titans have no positive tests for second day in a row, fueling optimism for Bills’ game | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The league has yet to inform the Titans whether they can reopen Wednesday.

Top 5 storylines fans need to follow for Bills at Titans | Week 5 - BuffaloBills.com
Bills look for first 5-0 start since 1991, how are the Titans dealing with COVID-19, fans are set to be on-hand in Nashville—these are just a few of the top headlines heading into Sunday’s game in Nashville.

Bills, led by Josh Allen, are legitimate Super Bowl contender (Week 5 power rankings) - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills remain undefeated following their win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

NFL Power Rankings: Bills still sit outside of top-three - WGR 550
How do all 32 NFL teams rank ahead of Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season? Tim Kelly of RADIO.COM Sports releases the latest NFL Power Rankings.

Brett Favre: You won’t believe what he said about Bills' Josh Allen - newyorkupstate.com
Allen is putting up MVP numbers with over 1,300 yards passing and 12 touchdowns in four games.

Bills Today | Brett Favre offers this prediction on Josh Allen - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Wednesday, October 7th.

Watch this: Brett Favre says Josh Allen will be ‘the new Tom Brady’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
During his weekly radio show on SiriusXM Blitz on Tuesday, Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre was asked about Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and Buffalo’s high-powered offense.

Favre: ‘Josh Allen will be the new Tom Brady’ in AFC East - WGR 550
Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is very impressed by what Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen has done so far in 2020, and sees his reign of dominance in the AFC East lasting for quite a while, similarly to Tom Brady throughout the 2000s-2010s.

How Bills’ position grades after four games are trending | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The Bills rank second in the NFL in passing. A year ago through four games, Buffalo was 19th.

Position grades: Raiders were leery of bringing heat on Josh Allen | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Here’s a position-by-position grading of the Bills, based on video review and on a scale of 0 to 5.

Bills defense finally shows up to save the day - Democrat & Chronicle
The defense suddenly came to life in the fourth quarter with three huge plays.

Josh Allen, Sean McDermott & the Bills earn praise from NFL analysts - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills are 4-0 for the first time since 2008. Find out what the national media thinks of the franchise after the first quarter of the season.

Jim Kubiak: You can see Josh Allen’s growth every game. Here’s the Raiders edition | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Josh Allen was superb Sunday in leading the Bills to a 30-23 victory against the Las Vegas Raiders and a 4-0 start for the first time in 12 years.

Nantz, Romo praise the Bills, Allen during Monday night garbage time | Entertainment | buffalonews.com
“We have to give the Bills a big shoutout,” said CBS play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz.

What Josh Norman brings, Josh Allen trends and other final Bills thoughts – The Athletic
Norman played a fearless brand of football from the moment he entered the game Sunday, a quality the Bills’ defense has needed. (Subscription required).

Chopping Wood: Bills Win Big in Vegas - BuffaloBills.com
Join Bills legends Steve Tasker and Eric Wood as they break down the game film from the Week 4 win over the Raiders. Josh Allen led the way as the Bills improved to 4-0.

Column: Bills’ Brian Daboll rightfully destined to be hot head-coaching candidate | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
An NFL head-coaching job opens, and one of the first names promptly mentioned as a replacement is that of Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Get used to it.

Brian Daboll: Is Bills OC a fit for Houston Texans head coach job after team fired Bill O’Brien? - newyorkupstate.com
Daboll has the Bills’ passing game ranked second in NFL , and Buffalo is off to 4-0 start.

By navigating a winding road, Leslie Frazier sees the future as what’s important – The Athletic
Long ago, defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier learned he could gain an edge by doing something no one else was doing. It is a lesson he has passed on to others. (Subscription required).

Raiders’ Maurice Hurst added to Covid-19 list days after Bills game | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
It is unknown if he tested positive or whether he quarantined for being in close contact with someone who tested positive.

Raiders place Maurice Hurst on reserve/COVID-19 list - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills’ most recent opponent, the Las Vegas Raiders, have placed defensive tackle Maurice Hurst on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Hurst has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Wanna join the Bills’ bandwagon? There’s a form for that | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Michael Tracy said he was not expecting his form to go viral, but just wanted to share the team’s success with fellow Bills fans.

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Two more positive COVID results for Tennessee Titans puts Week 5 game against Buffalo Bills in doubt - Buffalo Rumblings
Crap.

Las Vegas Raiders player tests positive for COVID-19 following game against Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
That’s two Raiders on the COVID-19 list.

Bills players, Sean McDermott support allowing fans in the stands - Buffalo Rumblings
#BillsMafia wants to cheer on their team in person. So do several players and head coach Sean McDermott.

Penalty Recap: Buffalo Bills at Las Vegas Raiders - Buffalo Rumblings
This game probably could have been called better.

Buffalo Bills continue power rankings climb in Week 5 - Buffalo Rumblings
With a couple of exceptions, Buffalo is ranked in the top five in most major outlets’ power rankings.

Buffalo Bills Q&A mailbag: Cornerback talk, in-season defensive reinforcements - Buffalo Rumblings
The defense is on people’s minds because the offense has been so good.

Buffalo Bills vs. Las Vegas Raiders: Rookie review - Buffalo Rumblings
Davis catches another touchdown, while Epenesa and Bass struggle.

AFC East Roundup: Important stats following Week 4 - Buffalo Rumblings
Some stats are good—some are bad.

Revisiting five Buffalo Bills to watch at Las Vegas Raiders - Buffalo Rumblings
Josh Allen had another solid day, although it was his worst of the 2020 season.

Revisiting five Las Vegas Raiders to watch vs. Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
Carr had a day, but not a W day.