Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans Preview and Prediction

The Buffalo Bills had their toughest test of the season last week against the New England Patriots, but in many respects, this week’s contest against the Tennessee Titans is more important. Orchard Park was rocking last Sunday, but very few believe that the Bills can contend with the Patriots and Chiefs in the AFC. Tennessee, however, provides a much more meaningful test for Sean McDermott’s squad. Can the Bills avoid a letdown in Nashville after last week’s disappointment?

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Event: (469) Buffalo Bills +3 at (470) Tennessee Titans (o/u 38.5)
Date/Time: Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota certainly has his limitations, but he has been stellar at protecting the ball this year. Mariota hasn’t committed a single turnover in Tennessee’s first four games. Buffalo is expected to start Matt Barkley at quarterback after Josh Allen left last week’s game with a concussion.

With such a low total and two conservative offenses, converting red zone opportunities is going to be critical. It’s a small sample size with only four games played, but both defenses are allowing a high percentage of red zone touchdowns this season (Tennessee is 27th; Buffalo is 28th). Whichever offense can capitalize on those opportunities will likely come away with a victory.

A few trends, courtesy of The Gold Sheet:

  • Buffalo has avoided this letdown spot in the past. The Bills are 5-1 against the spread in the week following their matchup with New England over the past three seasons.
  • Buffalo is 4-0-1 against the spread in its last five road games.

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