In preparation for tonight’s game that feels like months in the making, I am going to give you some important numbers for this rivalry renewed.
The first number is zero, as in the Titans and Bills head into this game with zero combined losses. The Buffalo Bills currently have a 4-0 record, while the Tennessee Titans are 3-0.
While it’s an impressive start for any team to remain undefeated as they head into week five, the opponents the Bills have faced have a combined .450 win percentage, and they’re 9-11. The most impressive win is the Los Angeles Rams that was handed to them by a bogus offensive pass interference call.
On the same side of the coin, the Tennessee Titans have yet to face an opponent with more than 1 win so far this season. Their opponents combine for .214 win percentage.
Both Ryan Tannehill and Josh Allen have only been intercepted one time each. Last year heading into the week five game versus the Titans, Josh Allen had thrown six interceptions.
As of this writing, only two of the eleven players diagnosed with COVID-19 have come off the list. This means, currently, the Titans are heading into this game shorthanded.
The two off the list are big pieces: long snapper, Beau Brinkley, and defensive tackle, DaQuan Jones. However, they are still missing Kristian Fulton, Jeffrey Simmons, Adam Humphries, and Corey Davis as far as impact players left on the list.
Depending on whether they’re symptomatic versus asymptomatic, Fulton, Simmons, and Hump have the best chances to return, with Kamalei Correa and Cameron Batson rounding out the list.
This has yet to be confirmed by the team, but earlier today, it seems Jeffrey Simmons indicating his status by sending out this tweet cheering on the guys:
We should have more information around 3:00p CST today about who is on the list and who isn’t.
The Buffalo Bills are on a three-game win streak that started back in the 2015 season. Since moving to Tennessee the Titans are 7-4 all-time versus the Buffalo Bills including the playoffs.
Three can also be used as this being the third year in a row the Bills and Titans have faced off.
Ryan Tannehill only has four wins in his career versus the Buffalo Bills. He is 4-7 all-time when he was with the Miami Dolphins.
In those games, Ryan Tannehill has average of 192.7 passing yards, 1.4 touchdowns, and 1 INT.
Four is also the number of field goals that kicker Cairos Santos missed in the Titans last meeting with the Bills.
The Titans and Bills are playing in week five. This is actually the third year in a row in which they played in week five.
A.J. Brown is back, y’all! A.J. Brown has been missing in action with an inner bone bruise since the Denver game.
With Corey Davis presumably staying on the COVID-19 list, as well as Cam Batson and Adam Humphries slim chances to return, getting Brown back into the line up is a huge boost for this offense.
The number of yards that Kevin Dyson ran down the field for the “Music City Miracle.”
Kevin Dyson caught the 2nd of two backwards passes he raced to the end zone and as the saying goes: “There were no flags on the field!”
The Bills are currently favored by 3.5 points. A lot of people speculated it would be a bigger point spread because of the lack of practice the Titans have had and how they’re limping in. This is a good indication that Vegas does not put too much stock into either.
Our friends over at Action247.com, have the Titans total touchdowns also set at an over/under of 3.5. You can head over there to create a free account and play their free game at a chance to win $500 in cash prizes.
This is the number of fans allowed into Nissan Stadium for tonight’s game versus the Bills.
Tickets are still available and are right now going as low as $128 dollars on some sites.
The Titans are the 9th ranked rushing defense in the NFL with 387 rushing yards in just three games.
The Bills are the 8th ranked rushing defense in terms of yards only having allowed 404 yards on the ground in four games.
The Bills have seven players listed as questionable, and have already ruled out linebacker Matt Milano for the game.
The big question mark surrounds Tre’Davious White who has not practiced all week due to a back issue. Some fans in the “Bills Mafia”, have speculated he is sitting out this week due to the concerns surrounding COVID and the Titans.
Back during the period to opt-out White was very vocal that he was struggling with the decision to play or not. He had legitimate concerns about the health of himself and his family.
If White were to miss the game this would be a huge blow to a Bills secondary.
The Bills rank 31st in the NFL in second-half defense. They’re currently allowing the 2nd most points in the second half with an average of 17.8 points per game.
The Bills also rank 18th in the NFL for second half scoring offense. The Bills currently score only 11.8 pts on average in the second half of games.
Tennessee is currently ranked 21st in second half defense, allowing 13.3 pts per game. On the flip side they rank 8th in the NFL in second half scoring offense, scoring 13.3 pts per game.
The Titans win 24-17.
Leave your comments below!