The Buffalo Bills (7-5) head south to take on the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-3) in a huge Week 14 showdown. The Bills have gone just 3-3 over their last six games and are seeking to improve their positioning in a crowded AFC playoff race.
Today’s edition of the Bills daily links leads off by breaking down the Bills/Bucs clash, including what Josh Allen, Dawson Knox and Buffalo’s offense needs to do to get back on track.
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Key matchups to watch, predictions for Bills/Bucs
The Buffalo Bills’ season-long red zone woes and struggles running the ball resurfaced in a 14-10 loss to the New England Patriots. With five games remaining, the Bills are the No. 7 seed in the AFC playoff picture. Leading up to Sunday’s showdown with Tom Brady and the Bucs, we discuss why Allen, Stefon Diggs and Buffalo’s offense should rebound in Tampa Bay, explore how the Bills face a daunting task in trying to pressure Brady, assess whether Buffalo’s top-ranked pass defense can contain the high-flying Bucs offense, get game predictions, and more.
- Bills’ Dawson Knox should bounce-back vs. Buccaneers as Buffalo looks to salvage season - newyorkupstate.com
- What does the Bills offense need to do in Tampa? “Score more points,” says OC - Democrat & Chronicle
- What you should really make of the Bills’ offensive-identity comments this week: 5 thoughts and a prediction – The Athletic (Subscription required).
- PlayAction: Bills face mission improbable in speeding up Tom Brady | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
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- ‘Need to figure out ways to win’: Bills trying to problem solve ahead of playing Buccaneers | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Greg Cosell: Bills-Bucs Game Preview - BuffaloBills.com
- How we see it: News writers predict Bills vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Keys to the game and Sal’s prediction for Bills vs. Buccaneers - Democrat & Chronicle
- View from Vegas: Believe it or not, the Bills look good vs. Buccaneers | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Bills injury updates
The Bills will be without a key cog along the defensive line, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, along with tight end Tommy Sweeney when they travel to take on the Buccaneers. But in some good injury-related news, defensive tackle Ed Oliver appears set to play on Sunday.
- Bills DT Star Lotulelei ruled OUT vs. Buccaneers, Tom Brady - newyorkupstate.com
- Lotulelei, Sweeney ruled out for Bills on Sunday - WGR 550
- Bills’ injury update: Star Lotulelei, Tommy Sweeney won’t play vs. Buccaneers | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Odds and ends
With the Bills looking for a bounce-back win on Sunday, we examine which members of the Buffalo coaching staff are under the most pressure. We also discuss starting right tackle Spencer Brown’s up-and-down rookie season, explore the Bills’ path to the playoffs with five games remaining, offer up rooting interests for Bills fans in Week 14, break down how Josh Allen’s productivity running the ball is down this season, and more.
- Bills Mailbag: Which members of the coaching staff should be feeling the most heat? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Bills RT Spencer Brown navigates roller coaster of rookie season | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- What the playoffs path looks like for the Buffalo Bills with five games left - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
- What Bills fans need to know about the 2021 AFC playoff race | Week 14 - BuffaloBills.com
- Bills’ Josh Allen says running a luxury: ‘But I want to throw the ball’ - newyorkupstate.com
- Why Mitch Morse might be the key to Sean McDermott’s demands for physicality: Bills All-22 film review – The Athletic (Subscription required).