A win, at home, would be big for Buffalo heading into a bye week, and it’s more than feasible. I know, I know, every preview post is laden with this cautious optimism, but that’s because I honestly go into every game Billieving this team can win.
This week, Bruce Smith said the current d-line is the most talented, ever. No. 1, anything Smith says I’m going to automatically put on a pedestal and Billieve. No. 2, coming from a HOF defensive end from those golden years, that’s not a light statement. If proven true this week, that will mean Titans’ RB Chris Johnson won’t be tacking many yards on to his recent rush streak and QB Matt Hasselbeck won’t be connecting with rookie WR Kendall Wright, who’s a league leader among the rooks. I think it’s the consensus among a lot of fans that Mario Williams needs to do something big this week if he wants to remain endeared to us.
Ryan Fitzpatrick said he hasn’t started the season the way he wanted to and is looking to establish a more dynamic passing game. I’m all for that, but this week I think we’ll see a little more groundwork because Tennessee’s run D has been very generous thus far this season and we all know what CJ and Fred are capable of. Fingers crossed this isn’t the week their defense decides to get stingy.
On a side note, Shawne Merriman is back. And…that’s all I have to say about that.