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Four Downs: Sunday is the bounce-back game for Josh Allen

The Seattle pass defense is the perfect opponent for Allen

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The Buffalo Bills host the Seattle Seahawks in Orchard Park on Sunday, in what promises to be a high-scoring affair. This week’s edition of Four Downs has plenty of thoughts to get you ready for kickoff.


Let Josh Cook

Yes, I realize this is using a term made popular with Russell Wilson—but this is my article and I can do what I want! A number of factors have kept the Bills’ passing offense in check over the past four weeks, and this can be a get-right game for Josh Allen. The Seahawks give up a whopping 359 passing yards per game, which should set the stage for a big game from Allen. Throw the conservative game script out the window, don’t worry about milking the clock, and let Allen work the ball to Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley and John Brown on Sunday.

The Banged Up Bills

No, this is not a feature with our friend Kyle Trimble of Banged Up Bills, but the reality that the team is facing for Sunday’s game. The Bills have a lengthy injury report heading into Sunday, with five players already ruled out. Matt Milano and Mitch Morse are the most significant players who have already been ruled out, along with Josh Norman, T.J. Yeldon and Taiwan Jones.

The loss of Milano leaves a big hole in the Bills’ defense, with A.J. Klein set to start in his place. Klein has certainly struggled in Milano’s absence, and it will be interesting to see if he can show improvement against the Seahawks. I speak for all Bills fans when I say that I hope he can.

Pod of the Week

In case you missed it, the Mafia Mavens podcast is back on Buffalo Rumblings. The ladies had two new shows debut this week, including an interview with Jon Feliciano’s publicist, Frances Reimers. It’s great to have Danyel and Robyn back on the air, and be sure to check out their show each week.

Prediction: Bills 35, Seahawks 28

Before you start telling me that I am crazy, I would suggest you take a look at the teams the Seahawks have beaten this year. This tweet from Dave Myers points out that the Seahawks’ opponents have a combined .396 win percentage. A 31-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins is their most impressive win of the season.

Yes, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks’ offense can put up some points—but I do not see them stopping the Bills on Sunday. Josh Allen passes all over the Seattle defense on a beautiful day in Orchard Park, leading the Bills to victory.