The COVID-19 Return Game
To forecast or predict the outcome for this game is unquestionably hard. Due to an unfortunate circumstance and then further exacerbated by reckless behavior, the Titans are swarming with many positive COVID-19 tests from players to coaches. Who the Titans will be able to field tomorrow is a massive question mark as the team faces a playoff-level matchup this week.
The Bills have looked like a Super Bowl-caliber team all season. While the defense has taken a step back from last year, the Bills offense is electric. The addition of Stefon Diggs has helped stretch the field and open up the offense. Josh Allen, who previously looked lost and inaccurate, suddenly looks like the promised top-10 pick the Bills drafted him to be.
Allen has thrown for 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns while only accounting for one interception. His ability to show improvement in this third season has vaulted the Bills to the top of the AFC. The winner of the matchup will take a huge gain in the AFC standings and hold sole position atop the conference with the Steelers right behind at 4-0.
After nearly a two week gap, the Titans are going to go into this game with almost no wideouts. With Davis and Humphries on the COVID-19 list, the team has nearly no more wideouts to field. Kalif Raymond and potentially a hurt A.J. Brown are the only two receivers for the team. It may be for the better as the Bills have one of the best cornerbacks in Tre’Davious White.
If the Titans can somehow pull a victory in these improbable times, it will make the Titans a real contender in the NFL. Lucky for the Titans, the Titans two crucial offensive players in Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry remain healthy and available.
On the other side, however, Tennessee will be missing two cornerbacks in Fulton and Adoree’ Jackson, and defensive end Jeffery Simmons. Mike Vrabel’s team has struggled defensively all year against subpar competition. The Bills are the best offense Tennessee has faced so far and the team needs to come together if they want to stop Diggs and company.
It’s tough to see how Tennessee can pull this off because the Bills are a tough matchup even when you have a healthy team. With the accrued injuries and chaos from the past week, it may require a miracle for the Tennessee to pull this one-off…another one.