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Billieve Podcast: Previewing Week 3 vs. the Los Angeles Rams

Everything you need to know for Sunday’s showdown of the unbeatens at Bills Stadium!

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The Buffalo Bills (2-0) kick off a crucial four-game stretch against playoff contenders on Sunday, when the Los Angeles Rams (2-0) come to Bills Stadium for a Week 3 showdown. On the latest episode of the Billieve Podcast, hosts John Boccacino and Jamie D’Amico have everything you need to get ready for this clash of the unbeatens.

The Bills are looking for their second straight 3-0 start to a season, and will have their toughest test of this young season on Sunday.

Rams head coach Sean McVay relies on both a strong play-action passing game and an effective outside-zone run game to fuel their high-flying attack, and both Boccacino and D’Amico say the Bills will need to have linebackers Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds healthy and on the field to have a chance at slowing down a Rams offense that is averaging 28 points per game. As of the publication of this podcast, both Milano and Edmunds are questionable for the game.

Even with Milano and Edmunds, the Rams will present a challenge on offense, led by tight end Tyler Higbee, wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, running back Darrell Henderson Jr. and quarterback Jared Goff.

Like the Bills, the Rams employ plenty of pre-snap motion and like to use the play action pass to get the offense going. One key for the Bills will be applying pressure to Goff, as Ed Oliver, Jerry Hughes, Mario Addison, Quinton Jefferson, Vernon Butler, Harrison Phillips and the defensive line need to be disruptive and get consistent pressure on Goff. One area where the Bills can have success against the Rams? Attacking the middle of the offensive line with its talented defensive tackles and defensive linemen.

Offensively, both Boccacino and D’Amico expect Josh Allen to test the Rams with the deep ball while feeding Devin Singletary the ball to get the ground game going.

Dion Dawkins and the offensive line are going to have their hands full trying to slow down All Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald. To counter the blitzes the Rams are sure to bring, our hosts expect Allen to look at John Brown and Cole Beasley for plenty of quick passes over the middle of the field, while taking the occasional shot downfield to Stefon Diggs.

We close by offering up our score predictions as the Bills look to improve to 3-0.

Check out the latest Billieve Podcast for our thoughts on these topics, then join the conversation by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below.


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