Tennessee Titans VS Buffalo Bills: Three Bills to Watch


Oct. 14, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Buffalo Bills running back (28) C.J. Spiller celebrates a play with (22) Fred Jackson against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Bills defeated the Cardinals 19-16 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

We’ve looked at the ‘Three Tennessee Titans to Watch’, now it’s time to switch over to the Buffalo Bills. They stand at (3-3) and have some good players on their team, but don’t seem to pose the biggest threat. That being said, this game is anybody’s to win, so here’s the Bills players to watch out for tomorrow:

DE Mario Williams

The one that got away. The Titans missed out on him in free agency due to their Manning chase. Oddly enough, that looks like it could be a blessing in disguise. Williams has struggled this season. He’s only mustered 3.5 sacks this year, a mere 1.5 more than the Titans DE Derrick Morgan and rookie DT Mike Martin.

Last week he got two sacks in the Bills game against the Cardinals, though obviously you have to take that with a grain of salt, seems as it’s the Cardinals offensive line we’re talking about. Having said that, he could finally be warming up and we’re all familiar with the havoc he caused in the AFC South.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Another guy who got a big contract and has failed to live up to it, Fitzpatrick could be fighting for his job if he doesn’t pick up his game. The Titans are still figuring out who they are on defense, especially since the offense hasn’t been too helpful for them early in this season. Fitzpatrick could find success over the middle if Titan MLB Colin McCarthy can’t go on Sunday. He’s been in a walking boot all week and held out of practice.

That would be a big help to Fitzpatrick if he was a no go.

RB’s Spiller and Jackson

This is the most potent part of the Bills offense right now. Spiller finally seems to have matured into the back they thought they’d get when they drafted him, averaging a ridiculous 7.6 yards a carry. Splitting carries with him is the finally healthy veteran RB Fred Jackson, who was a force last year until his season was ended by a broken bone in his lower leg. He’s staring at that hill where RB’s start to trend downward, but he still seems to have gas left in the tank.

If the Titans don’t shore up their tackling from last week, these guys could wreak havoc on an otherwise solid run defense.

While I expect the Titans to come out of Buffalo with the win, the Bills certainly have the tools to turn the tables on the Titans. Especially if the RB’s are given any room to breath. It should be a fun game to watch.

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