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Buffalo Bills Links, 10/14: Buffalo has succeeded in containing Derrick Henry

Plus, how Buffalo’s defense stymied Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry is arguably the NFL’s most dominant rusher, and coming off a 2,000 yard season in 2020, Henry once again leads the league in rushing yards through the first five weeks.

But with the Buffalo Bills (4-1) set to take on the Titans (3-2) on Monday Night Football, today’s edition of the Bills daily links leads off by examining how Buffalo’s defense has been able to contain and slow down Henry during the last three matchups.

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The Bills have succeeded in slowing Derrick Henry

While Derrick Henry has been extremely successful during the bulk of his career as a running back, including claiming NFL rushing titles in each of the past two seasons, assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier has devised great game plans to limit Henry. During Buffalo’s last three games vs. Henry and the Titans, Frazier’s Buffalo defense has held Henry to only 63.7 yards per game on 3.82 yards per carry with three touchdowns, compared to the 101.3 yards per game and 5.1 yards per rush Henry has put up since the start of the 2018 season.

Greg Rousseau named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

What a game for Buffalo’s rookie edge rusher, recording his first career interception along with a sack, a quarterback hurry, a pass breakup and five total tackles during the Bills’ 38-20 win over the Chiefs.

Bills Mafia steps up and raises money for Josh Allen’s high school

Whenever Bills Mafia has a chance to step up and answer the call to support a worthy cause, they have. This time, #BillsMafia raised more than $100,000 for Josh Allen and his high school, Firebaugh High School, through the sale of sweatshirts.

Odds and ends

We turn to the All-22 film review to discover how the Bills stymied Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs high-octane offense, see how the Bills vs. Chiefs matchup on Sunday Night Football showed that once again Bills games draw huge national ratings, hear from offensive line coach on why Spencer Brown has been impressing dating back to the preseason, and more!