Bills/Jets-Week One Preview

Injury Report

The Buffalo Bills are three days away from opening their 2020 season against their division rival, the New York Jets. However, they might miss one of their cornerbacks for the game. According to Bills sideline reporter Sal Capaccio, “CB Josh Norman did not practice once again.” However, another cornerback Levi Wallace did practice. We will see what happens tomorrow, but it’s looking like Wallace will be in Norman’s spot.

Keys to the Game

1. Don’t take this Jets team lightly

While it looks like the Jets are going through a transition period, Buffalo needs to be ready. I know head coach Sean McDermott will have the team ready to go. It’s just a matter if they can go out there and execute their gameplan. They cannot start slow, a good example is the opening game last season. The Bills had a hard time in the first half, trailing the Jets 16-0. Then, Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley went down with an injury. Buffalo won the game after that, but when it comes to this weeked, they need to play well right out of the gate.

2. Contain Le’Veon Bell

One player that the Bills should look out for is running back Le’Veon Bell. Even though he wasn’t that much of a factor last season, Buffalo’s defense should still keep an eye on him. He is very elusive and can do some damage if he has enough room to make a play. Despite being a reliable player, I think the Bills will always have an extra eye on Bell.

3. Josh Allen 

This will be a key each week, but to get the season started on a good note, Bills quarterback Josh Allen needs to send a statement right away. Picture this: first play of the game and Allen throws a 50 yard pass to new Bills receiver Stefon Diggs to get themselves into scoring position right away. Now that the Jets don’t have safety Jamal Adams anymore, I feel like Allen can throw the ball more instead of running it. If Allen can set the tempo, I think the Bills will start off 1-0 on the season.

Like I said earlier, Buffalo cannot take this team lightly. It’s the NFL, anything can happen. As I mentioned earlier in the article, I know McDermott will have the team ready to go. As long as they perform like we know they can, Buffalo will be victorious against the Jets.

Zach Jezioro-@ZachJezioro_13


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