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Buffalo Bills Links, 10/5: Spencer Brown’s impressive first start

Plus, the Bills’ defense joins elite company thanks to its second shutout in its first four games.

In the first start of his young NFL career, offensive lineman Spencer Brown delivered an impressive performance during the Buffalo Bills’ 40-0 home win over the Houston Texans in Week 4. Today’s edition of the Bills daily links leads off by breaking down Brown’s performance and offering up positional grades as the Bills improve to 3-1.


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Last thoughts on Buffalo’s shutout of the Texans

Learn more about how assorted Bills beat writers graded the team following its second shutout in three games, discover how the defense joined the 2000 Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in this elite company, find out how rookie offensive lineman Spencer Brown fared well in his first career start, see how Jaquan Johnson, Cam Lewis and the secondary stepped up with Jordan Poyer and Taron Johnson sidelined, and more!

The emergence of TE Dawson Knox

While the Bills’ offense was expected to be potent heading into the 2021 season, one area with some questions around it was the tight end position. Through four games, Dawson Knox is putting those concerns to bed with an outstanding start to the season: 15 catches for 144 yards with four touchdowns. Learn more about Knox’s emergence.

LB Matt Milano, S Jordan Poyer, CB Taron Johnson all day to day

Heading into a huge Week 5 showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Buffalo Bills are hoping to have linebacker Matt Milano, safety Jordan Poyer, and cornerback Taron Johnson active for this rematch of the 2020 AFC Championship game. On Monday, Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott gave an update on his injured players, listing all of them as “day to day.”

Latest NFL power rankings

Following another dominant win, find out where the Bills sit in the latest NFL power rankings.

Odds and ends

Hear how wide receiver Cole Beasley claims that Bills fans booed him during the win over the Texans, find out what head coach Sean McDermott and the Bills coaches are focusing on heading into Week 5’s clash with the Kansas City Chiefs, and go behind the numbers that explain why the Bills defense has been so dominant through the first four weeks.