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Buffalo Bills Links, 9/11: How successful can the Bills be?

Plus, WR Stefon Diggs is embracing a leadership role

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As the Buffalo Bills prepare to open the 2020 NFL season Sunday afternoon vs. the New York Jets, in today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we continue to offer up an assortment of predictions for how successful this season will be for the Bills.

Will the Bills capture the AFC East for the first time since the 1995 season? Can Buffalo win its first playoff game in 25 years? Entering his third year as the starter, will quarterback Josh Allen continue to develop and take that next step?

We also hear how wide receiver Stefon Diggs has embraced his role as a leader and is fitting in nicely with the culture created by head coach Sean McDermott. We receive the latest injury news on cornerbacks Levi Wallace (returned to practice) and Josh Norman (held out), analyze the takeaways from Buffalo’s depth chart, including projecting what the starting right side of the offensive line could look like on Sunday, preview the Week 1 clash with the Jets and more!

Buffalo Bills 2020 schedule: Final game-by-game predictions -
Matt Parrino and Ryan Talbot give their final season prediction for the Bills ahead of opener Sunday vs. the New York Jets.

News’ sports writers predict the NFL season | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Here is how the Buffalo News’ sports writers project the 2020 NFL season.

Five reasons why the Bills should win the AFC East - Democrat & Chronicle
The Bills are the consensus favorite to win the division, but should they be? Here are five reasons why the Bills will win the AFC East for the first time since 1995.

Sal’s Crystal Ball: 2020 NFL Predictions - WGR 550
With the start of the NFL season finally here, Sal Capaccio gives his 2020 predictions for division winners, Wild Card teams, the Super Bowl, and individual award winners—including a short breakdown and explanation of every team each division.

Lofty goals: Josh Allen, Bills aim to dethrone Patriots, win Super Bowl - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Buffalo enters the season with expectations—an AFC East title and a deep playoff run—that haven’t been this high since the Jim Kelly days.

Column: Bills need to be sharp from the start to fulfill expectations | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
You’ve heard the talk about lowered expectations for the quality of play in the early part of the NFL season.

The Athletic’s AFC confidential: What the scouts are saying – The Athletic
The Athletic’s nationwide network of writers polled personnel from around the league for their unvarnished thoughts on the AFC. (Subscription required).

Bills’ Stefon Diggs talks like he’s fitting into Sean McDermott culture | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Bills’ star receiver talked Wednesday about his excitement for Sunday’s season opener against the New York Jets.

WR Stefon Diggs can’t wait to make his Bills debut - Democrat & Chronicle
After years of stagnant passing offense, the Bills hope to erupt with Stefon Diggs

Bills Today | Stefon Diggs demonstrating leadership -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Friday, Sept. 11.

Norman misses practice; Bills hold Fromm out - WGR 550
Bills cornerback Josh Norman missed practice Wednesday with a hamstring injury, while running back Taiwan Jones and defensive tackle Vernon Butler were both limited. The team also held quarterback Jake Fromm out for team-based COVID-19 precautions.

Bills Notebook: Levi Wallace works while Josh Norman sits out Jets prep | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Wallace, who has been dealing with a sore hamstring, was able to practice fully Wednesday. Norman, however, did not practice and was not on the field for the first portion of the workout.

Bills’ injury report: Cornerback Josh Norman again does not practice | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Norman has been dealing with an injured left hamstring.

5 takeaways on Bills’ first depth chart: Still no answers on right side of O-line | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Bills’ head coach is determined not to give anything away to the Jets when it comes to his team’s lineup for Sunday’s season opener.

Jets have two key players miss Thursday's practice - WGR 550
The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills open their seasons against each other on Sunday. Avery Williamson, Marcus Maye, and Josh Norman were all out of practice Thursday.

Steve Tasker, a last-minute radio guest witnessing a historic NFL season of blind dates | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
You can’t blame Steve Tasker if he feels like a last-minute guest to what could be a terrific party.

Bills announce 2020 captains | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Quarterback Josh Allen is among the Buffalo Bills’ seven captains, the team announced Wednesday.

Bills announce series of social justice initiatives in partnership with Mayor Brown -
The Bills will fund internet for 4,500 households in addition to promoting voter education and census participation.

Tremaine Edmunds: “Excited What The Whole Team Can Do” -
“Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds address the media after practice topics include; expectations heading into Week 1, creating a competitive environment, and taking it one week at a time.”

Harrison Phillips: Rebuilt, Renewed, Refocused -
“Harrison Phillips gives an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at his recovery from knee surgery. Phillips shares details of his strict diet, intense physical therapy regimen, how COVID-19 affected his rehab and why he’s excited for the 2020 season.”

Micah Hyde: “Competition Brings out the Best in Everyone” -
Bills safety Micah Hyde discusses planning to begin the regular season without any preseason games, how the offensive weapons on the Bills have helped the defense prepare for the season, the continuity among Buffalo’s defensive personnel, and more.

Buffalo Bills fans getting special reward for winning FOX Sports’ Ultimate Fan Bracket -
The Bills Mafia led Buffalo to victory in FOX Sports’ poll and will get a special reward.

Buffalo Bills schedule 2020: How to watch all 16 games | TV channel, time, live stream -
Who are the Buffalo Bills playing in the 2020 NFL season?

‘Billsmutfia’: Beanes take over Hauschkas’ charity for SPCA adoptions | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Former Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka and his wife helped to facilitate the adoption of animals from the SPCA Serving Erie County through “Hauschpups.”

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The Bruce Exclusive: Jets preview and #almightytake time - Buffalo Rumblings
Bruce reacts to listener opinions on the upcoming Buffalo Bills game against the New York Jets game and gives his game-planning opinions.

Buffalo Bills Week 1 opponent preview: New York Jets’ defense - Buffalo Rumblings
Let’s see what the Jets’ defense did last year to frustrate the Bills.

Opinion: A.J. Epenesa starts the year buried on the Buffalo Bills’ depth chart - Buffalo Rumblings
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Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets: Five Questions with Gang Green Nation - Buffalo Rumblings
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Buffalo Bills Fantasy Preview: Start Josh Allen with confidence against the New York Jets - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills QB is expected to have a big week.

Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets: television broadcast map, announcers - Buffalo Rumblings
Football is back! Here’s how to watch the Bills in their 2020 opener.

The Bruce Exclusive: Before we get started - Buffalo Rumblings
Does anyone want to get off?

Buffalo Bills name team captains for 2020, including Josh Allen, Dion Dawkins, Jerry Hughes - Buffalo Rumblings
Jerry Hughes, Jordan Poyer, and Andre Roberts are the three first-timers of the seven team captains.

Bills Mafia crowned best fan base in the NFL by FOX Sports - Buffalo Rumblings
Make sure to click on the final poll by Fox Sports at the end. We know you’ll absolutely LOVE it.