What to Look For: Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills
Dec 4, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) runs the ball during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE
The Tennessee Titans (2-4) travel to New York to play the Buffalo Bills (3-3), this Sunday at 1 pm ET. After a must-win against Pittsburgh, Tennessee looks to get their first win on the road this season against a less than stellar Bills team. Here are some things to look for this Sunday:
-Run, run, run. The Bills have the worst rush defense in the NFL, allowing 173.5 yards per game. Chris Johnson and the run game have improved recently. Look for CJ to eclipse 100 yards and get his first touchdown(s) of the season.
-Kenny Britt had an up and down game last week, but still came up big in the end with a game tying touchdown late against Pittsburgh. Britt will be facing a less than stellar secondary against the Bills, which features first year CB Stephon Gilmore. Look for Hasselback to target Britt often and for his production to improve from last week.
-Hasselback, it’s simple; no sloppy throws, play within yourself, and lean on you’re play-makers.
-The Bills offense has leaned heavily on RB C.J. Spiller. Look for this to continue this Sunday. Linebackers need be physical with Spiller and limit the amount of open space Spiller sees this Sunday. With MLB McCarthy having 10 days rest on the banged up ankle and with OLB’s Ayers and Brown improving weekly, this could be a favorable match-up.
-Over the year Tennessee has struggled to cover the tight end and TE Scott Chandler has four touchdowns this season for the Bills. Look for OLB Zach Brown to key in on him.
-Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has been turnover prone this season, with 10 total turnovers. The Titans rush has to get after him and force him to make bad decisions. If the Titans can do this, look for a possible flurry on interceptions and for Michael Griffin to have his first interception of the season.
The Titans showed a lot of heart last week and saved their season. Look for the momentum to carry over and for the Titans to move to (3-4).