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Buffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks: First-half open thread

A shootout at the O.P. Corral?

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The Buffalo Bills host the Seattle Seahawks today in a game that many expect to be a shootout. Of course, the last time Buffalo was expected to be in a shootout was three weeks ago against the Kansas City Chiefs. That game defied expectations, as the Chiefs beat the Bills 26-17.

The major difference in today’s game as opposed to that one is the weather. Whereas the Kansas City game was played in a constant cold, misty rain, the weather today is absolutely beautiful. Sunny skies and downright balmy temperatures (that phrase has to be on our bingo board this week, right?) should continue throughout the day, providing the backdrop for what could be an offensive showcase.

Seattle comes into today ranked last in the league in pass defense, having allowed 2,511 yards over seven games. Buffalo checks in at No. 17, having allowed 1,789 passing yards in eight games. Buffalo has gained 2,194 passing yards on the year in their eight games, and Seattle has 2,151 yards in their seven games. Buffalo has thrown for 16 passing touchdowns so far, while Seattle has an absolutely absurd 26 passing touchdowns.

Josh Allen and Russell Wilson are set to duel in what should be a high-scoring affair. Look for Allen to hit Stefon Diggs early and often, and for Wilson to target his favorite wideout, Tyler Lockett, in the early going, as well.

Your first-half thread is here, ladies and gentlemen. Enjoy the game, and go Bills!