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Four Downs: Ready for Stefon Diggs’s debut

Week 1 is finally here!

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The 2020 NFL season is finally here for the Buffalo Bills, as the most unusual offseason in history comes to a close. This edition of Four Downs talks about the excitement around Stefon Diggs, the next step for Josh Allen, and more.


Diggs’s Debut

On Sunday, Stefon Diggs will suit up as a member of the Bills for the first time. Like many fans, I am excited to see how the new receiver will be featured in offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s scheme. While the lack of preseason games and a shortened training camp should have me lowering expectations—I just can’t help myself. I would expect Diggs to be targeted early and often on Sunday, as the focal point of Buffalo’s offense.

Big expectations as Allen enters year three

There has been plenty of conversation that year three is a make-or-break season for quarterback Josh Allen. That might be a bit too definitive a statement for my liking—but I do agree that he needs to take another step forward this season. Allen’s performance on Sunday will likely be the most discussed storyline from the game, with expectations for a strong performance against a bit of a depleted Jets defense.

Pod of the Week

If you have not caught our newest show on Buffalo Rumblings, I would encourage you to check out the latest episode of Jamie D. and Big Newt. The guys preview the regular season, talk about the 53-man roster, and break down the Tre’Davious White contract extension in their latest podcast.

The Prediction

Expectations are certainly high for the Bills this season, with many selecting the club as the preseason favorites to win the AFC East. The road to the title would require Buffalo to take care of business against divisional opponents, and I see things getting off on the right foot against New York. The defense holds strong, and Allen finds Diggs and Dawson Knox in the end zone. Bills win, 28-13.