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Buffalo Bills Links, 10/8: Bills vs. Titans in jeopardy

Plus, examining Josh Allen’s historic start to the season

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we continue to examine the ever-evolving situation out of Nashville, where the COVID-19 outbreak among the Tennessee Titans is ramping up, putting the showdown between the Bills and the Titans in Week 5 in serious jeopardy.

We breakdown the timeline of the NFL’s COVID-19 outbreak, focusing on how the positive tests directly led to games being postponed, hear how the Bills are handling the uncertainty around the game (as of Thursday morning the Bills did not report any positive COVID tests), and discuss the rumor that the Titans broke protocols by holding offsite gatherings after the NFL specifically instructed them not to gather.

We also analyze quarterback Josh Allen’s historic start to the season and hear the case for Allen to be league MVP through the first four weeks. We delve into where running back Devin Singletary has improved in his second season, get the latest injury news on All-Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White, read about the accolades for safety Jordan Poyer, and much more!


Titans COVID-19 outbreak back, Bills game in doubt - Democrat & Chronicle
Two more positive COVID-19 tests for Titans means game with Bills is in serious jeopardy.

Bills-Titans is in jeopardy: Sean McDermott says NFL must determine risks - newyorkupstate.com
Tennessee has had two more positive COVID-19 tests pop up on Wednesday.

Game in Tennessee Sunday seems unlikely, but Bills prep hard anyway | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The Titans now have 12 players on the COVID-19 reserve list, and eight staff members have tested positive for the virus.

Column: With Bills-Titans in jeopardy, keeping NFL season in one piece an ‘uphill battle’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
A quarter of the way through, and there already has been some collapse. Now, the challenge is to avoid turning the collapse into a crater.

4 things we learned from Sean McDermott about Bills-Titans week - BuffaloBills.com
Head coach Sean McDermott addresses the speculation about this week’s game due positive COVID-19 test for players on the Titans.

Timeline of the NFL COVID-19 outbreak — How positive tests led to postponed games - ESPN.com
Two games have already been moved because of the pandemic. Here’s a look at how events have unfolded for the Titans and the NFL.

Report: Titans broke protocols by gathering for workout - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills’ game at the Tennessee Titans this Sunday is in serious jeopardy after the Titans had two more positive test for COVID-19. Paul Kuharski has reported that Titans players may have been in violation of league protocols.

Titans players reportedly held workout last week; Bills say they have no positives | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Between last Tuesday and Sunday, 18 members of the Titans have tested positive (nine players and nine staffers).

Titans broke Covid protocols, per reports: Could game vs. Bills be a forfeit? - newyorkupstate.com
Ryan Tannehill and other Titans players met offsite last week after being directed not to do so by NFL.

How the Bills are trying to navigate a COVID-19 minefield – The Athletic
The Bills are preparing as if they’re playing this weekend against the Titans, who currently have 11 players on the COVID-19 list. (Subscription required).

Bills’ Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs weigh in on Titans situation - newyorkupstate.com
Allen: “As a team that’s off to a good start, we feel like we’ve got a good thing rolling here and we want to play.”

What Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Jordan Poyer + others said about Bills at Titans | Week 5 - BuffaloBills.com
A number of Bills players shared their opinions about the prospect of playing this weekend amid the developing situation with COVID-19 and the Tennessee Titans.

Who are the leading NFL MVP candidates after four weeks? - WGR 550
After a quarter of the 2020 NFL season, which players are in best position to win the MVP Award? Tim Kelly of RADIO.COM Sports breaks down the candidates, including Buffalo's Josh Allen.

Bills’ Josh Allen evoking MVP seasons by Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Better accuracy and decision-making has Buffalo’s third-year QB on pace to throw for 5,304 yards and 48 TDs as he works to join the NFL’s elite.

Josh Allen getting last laugh with historic start to season | Rochester Business Journal
What to make of Josh Allen’s strong start to the 2020 season, as he continues to prove all of the doubters wrong?

2020 NFL quarter-season awards - Picks for MVP, rookies of the year, top coach, best catch, more -ESPN.com
Three quarterbacks lead the way for MVP, while the Defensive Player of the Year voting is all pass rushers. Let's dole out a few awards.

Bills’ Josh Allen receives apology from PFF analyst - newyorkupstate.com
Allen has been proving doubters wrong in 2020.

Bills All-22 Review: Why Devin Singletary should remain the featured back – The Athletic
Beyond his above-average running ability and vision, Singletary has improved in two areas that held him back as a rookie. (Subscription required).

Bills place Levi Wallace on injured reserve; Tre’Davious White, Cody Ford miss practice - newyorkupstate.com
Wallace suffered ankle injury vs. Las Vegas Raiders. Bills sign Cam Lewis to active roster.

Bills place cornerback Levi Wallace on IR; re-sign Cam Lewis - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills have placed cornerback Levi Wallace on Injured Reserve and re-signed Cam Lewis to the team’s active roster. Guard Jon Feliciano returned to practice on Wednesday.

Bills guard Feliciano returns to practice; Wallace to IR; White, Roberts, Ford do not practice | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Feliciano has been on injured reserve since surgery to repair a torn pectoral over the summer.

Bills promote CB Cam Lewis to the 53-man roster; Wallace placed on IR - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills announced these roster moves on Wednesday.

Bills Today | Pro Football Focus recognizes Jordan Poyer as a top safety at the quarter mark - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Thursday, Oct. 8.

Voice of the Fan: Brandon Beane and the Beane counters deserve our praise | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“In the euphoria surrounding the Buffalo Bills’ glorious, electrifying 4-0 start, Bills fans should take a moment to give our sincere thanks to General Manager and Godsend Brandon Beane.”

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Report: Tennessee Titans violated NFL’s COVID-19 protocols including holding workouts last week - Buffalo Rumblings
The Tennessee Titans gathered for an off-site workout during their COVID-19 quarantine, according to a report from Paul Kuharsky.

What does a forfeit look like in the NFL? - Buffalo Rumblings
Seriously, what are the rules on this?

Buffalo Bills Hot Take Wednesday: The defense is bad/the defense isn’t bad - Buffalo Rumblings
The doctor’s in to address what ails ‘ya this week.

Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier to continue calling plays - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott confirmed to the media Monday afternoon that defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier will continue to call plays for the Bills defense.

Buffalo Bills protect same four practice squad players three weeks running - Buffalo Rumblings
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Jamie D and Big Newt: Buffalo Bills Quarterly Report Card - Buffalo Rumblings
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Tre’Davious White, Cody Ford not practicing on Wednesday Buffalo Bills injury report - Buffalo Rumblings
A handful of starters dealing with injuries so far.

All-22 analysis: Cody Ford’s move to left guard for Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
Let’s check in on Ford now that he’s found a new home.

Opinion: For some Buffalo Bills fans, it’s strange to be confident - Buffalo Rumblings
Things can change so fast.