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Buffalo Bills Links, 9/9: Predictions for 2020

Will the Bills win the AFC East? What will their record be? Can Josh Allen take that next step?

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The Buffalo Bills kick off the 2020 NFL season Sunday afternoon hosting the New York Jets, and in today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we offer up an assortment of predictions for the Bills.

Will head coach Sean McDermott guide Buffalo to its third playoff appearance in the last three years? Will third-year quarterback Josh Allen continue to develop and take that next step? Just how big of a difference will wide receiver Stefon Diggs and running back Zack Moss have on the offense? How good can defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier’s defense be? Is this finally the year the Bills dethrone the New England Patriots for the AFC East title?

We also hear from general manager Brandon Beane on the recent contract extension handed out to All Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White, discuss why Mario Addison, Vernon Butler, A.J. Epenesa, Jerry Hughes, Quinton Jefferson, Ed Oliver and Harrison Phillips are embracing the idea that the success of the defense begins with the defensive line, examine whether Buffalo’s second-year players like Oliver, Cody Ford and Devin Singletary can build upon successful rookie seasons, and much more!


Buffalo Bills 2020 season preview - Can Josh Allen lead them to a title? - ESPN.com Buffalo Bills blog
With an improving quarterback, tough defense and new receiver in Stefon Diggs, the Bills appear to have the pieces for a deep postseason run.

NFL: Stefon Diggs could lift Josh Allen, Bills to AFC relevancy - Yahoo! Sports
Buffalo wanted Diggs in 2019, but couldn’t convince the Minnesota Vikings to deal. Now, the Bills have the player they believe can help them make a playoff run in the AFC.

News sports writers predict Bills MVP, stat leaders and more | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
See the preseason picks by some of the members of The News’ sports staff.

Buffalo Bills preview: What’s new, what’s not and what to expect in 2020 – The Athletic
The Bills have moved through the rebuild phase and into the phase when they are supposed to achieve and sustain success. (Subscription required).

A guide to the 2020 Bills season | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The highly anticipated—and highly unusual—2020 Bills season starts Sunday. The News’ sports staff takes a deep dive into the team and what fans can expect.

NFL preseason power rankings: Predicting each team’s record in 2020 – The Athletic
The criteria for ranking teams is: Who would win on a neutral field right now? Plus, record and playoff predictions for each team. (Subscription required).

Beane: White contract extension ‘a win-win’ for both sides - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane joined the Howard and Jeremy Show on Tuesday ahead of Sunday’s 2020 season opener against the New York Jets at Bills Stadium.

It all starts with the front four for Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Buffalo Bills defensive linemen embrace the idea that the onus of success for the team’s defense this season falls on them.

Bills’ Jerry Hughes starts uncommon prep for a massive Jets opponent | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Hughes is going to unusual lengths to get a handle on his opening challenge of the season.

Making the jump: How second-year players will be key to Bills’ success | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Can Cody Ford solidify himself as a solid starter? Can Devin Singletary become a 1,000-yard rusher? Can Dawson Knox live up to the hype? Is Ed Oliver ready for stardom?

Bills add a pair to the practice squad - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills have added a pair of players to their 17-man practice squad on Tuesday in wide receiver Jake Kumerow and defensive tackle Chris Slayton.

Jake Kumerow: Buffalo Bills add WR to practice squad (5 things to know) - newyorkupstate.com
Kumerow joins the Bills following a stint with the Green Bay Packers.

Bills add DT Chris Slayton to practice squad - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills added a former Syracuse defensive tackle to the practice squad on Tuesday.

BIlls sign WR Jake Kumerow to the practice squad - BuffaloBills.com
The former Green Bay Packers wide receiver officially joined the team’s practice squad on Tuesday.

Bills Today | What Devin Singletary sees from Josh Allen
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Bills reach injury settlement with fullback Patrick DiMarco | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Head coach Sean McDermott declined to comment on Monday on whether the injury is career-threatening.

Bills bring in five players for tryouts | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Tryouts or visits are typically held Tuesdays during the regular season because the players are not at team facilities.

Howard Picks the Bills: Week 1 - WGR 550
The 2020 Buffalo Bills season gets underway this upcoming Sunday as the team welcomes the New York Jets to Bills Stadium. It’s the first 2020 edition of the Tuesday tradition unlike any other… it’s Howard Picks the Bills!

Gang’s All Here: Jets Season Preview, Predictions feat. Bob Wischusen - New York Post
The NFL season has finally arrived this week.

Jonotthan Harrison: Buffalo Bills meeting with former Jets center ahead of Week 1 - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills have not hesitated to add former Jets linemen in the past.

Bills not planning for fan cutouts at stadium | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
At least five NFL teams—the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers—have announced fan cutout programs.

‘Breakfast with the Bills’ virtual tailgate offers new way to kick off game days - BuffaloBills.com
Host Maddy Glab will be joined by a Bills Legend to discuss the upcoming match-up and answer fan questions prior to each home game.

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Expectations for the Buffalo Bills’ rookie class - Buffalo Rumblings
What can be reasonably expected of the team’s rookies, now that they’ve all made the team.

Buffalo Bills highly regarded in Week 1 2020 power rankings - Buffalo Rumblings
Pundits are high on Buffalo’s potential heading into opening day.

Cutting Trent Murphy was only “media-fan talk” says Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane - Buffalo Rumblings
It was never under serious consideration.

Buffalo Bills Q&A mailbag: backfield questions, practice squad kicker and punter - Buffalo Rumblings
It’s the last time before roster cuts.

AFC East Roundup: Notable cuts - Buffalo Rumblings
The division lost some notable names as rosters went down to 53.

Buffalo Bills protect four practice squad players ahead of Week 1 - Buffalo Rumblings
It’s a new thing with COVID-19.