The Buffalo Bills face their biggest test of the 2021 NFL season this week, a Sunday Night Football showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs. In last year’s playoffs, the Chiefs only punted once en route to scoring 38 points and ending Buffalo’s Super Bowl hopes.
The Bills reinforced their defense to have a better shot at stopping Patrick Mahomes, but three key defenders dealt with injuries last week. Jordan Poyer (ankle) and Taron Johnson (groin) didn’t play in the win over the Houston Texans, while Matt Milano (hamstring) was taken out of the game in the first quarter.
According to head coach Sean McDermott, each of those three players is “day-to-day” to start this week. In other words, each has a chance to play this weekend, but it comes down to how his body can handle the practice load.
Don’t be surprised if any or all of these players don’t practice on Wednesday. That’s pretty common for Bills injuries under McDermott. Time will tell, especially on Friday, whether any of these players might miss the game.
The Bills could definitely use all hands on deck this week. The Chiefs are the NFL’s number two-ranked scoring offense this year, and just scored 42 points in a win where they didn’t even punt.