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Buffalo Bills Links, 10/20: Breaking down Buffalo’s MNF loss

Plus, observations, reactions, and positional grades following a 34-31 setback.

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The Buffalo Bills (4-2) suffered a 34-31 loss to the Tennessee Titans (4-2) on Monday Night Football. In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we break down the good (Cole Beasley’s return, Buffalo’s talented wide receiver corps, Josh Allen, Tyler Bass, and Tremaine Edmunds), and the bad (Buffalo’s inability to run the ball and stop the run, devastating penalties, red zone woes, and Buffalo’s lack of a pass rush) from a loss that snapped the Bills’ four-game win streak.

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Recapping Buffalo’s loss to the Titans

In-depth analysis on Buffalo’s loss to Tennessee, including exploring the rationale behind head coach Sean McDermott’s decision to go for the win on fourth down, and why the analytics experts backed McDermott’s call. Plus, Buffalo’s defense has work to do when it comes to generating more pressure on the quarterback, why the Bills have a soft schedule coming out of their bye week, and how the Bills are familiar with how to rebound from a painful loss like the one to the Titans.

Reactions, report cards, observations

Beat writers covering the Bills across the country break down McDermott’s decision to go for the win on 4th & 1. Plus, grading the Bills following their loss to Tennessee, addressing how Buffalo struggled to both contain Derrick Henry and to run the ball, why the Bills have red zone woes that need to be corrected, which players are on the rise (and who is falling) as Buffalo heads into its bye week, and more!

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TE Dawson Knox has broken bone in hand

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott confirmed that his dynamic playmaking tight end, Dawson Knox, suffered a broken hand in the loss to the Titans. How long Knox will be sidelined is unclear at this moment.

Odds and ends

Sean McDermott discusses the injury to Dawson Knox and why he’s looking for improvements along both the offensive and defensive lines following the loss to Tennessee. Plus, ESPN’s Steve Levy draws the ire of Bills fans, and former University at Buffalo offensive tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk works out for the Bills.