NFL Week 5 CBS Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills Preview
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Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills CBS 1:00 PM
Allen struggles from a clean pocket
Quarterback Josh Allen‘s 91.6 passer rating from a clean pocket falls well below the NFL average and currently ranks 26th among qualifying quarterbacks. This simply has to improve if the Bills are to have any hope of coming away from Week 5 with a victory.
Bills running backs running into a brick wall
Buffalo’s running backs are being contacted by a defensive lineman on 47.1% of their running plays so far this season, which is the third-highest rate in the NFL. Life won’t be easy against the Titans and their star run stuffer, Jurrell Casey.
Edge rushers bringing the heat
Poyer Patrols deep
Jordan Poyer, primarily a free safety, has allowed a passer rating of just 62.5 on throws into his primary coverage this year and is yet to allow a touchdown reception.
Mariota rolling out
24.2% of Marcus Mariota‘s dropbacks have been either a designed rollout or scramble, which is the third-highest rate in the league. The Bills better be prepared for his movements on Sunday.
Titans O-line standing out
The Titans offensive line play has been good through four games. As a unit, they’ve allowed just six total quarterback knockdowns and currently rank 10th in league with a pass-blocking efficiency of 88.1.
Casey: An interior force
Jurrell Casey has got off to a fast start to the 2018 season, especially against the run, where he’s posted a run stop percentage of 14.3% – the fourth-best mark among interior defensive linemen.
Butler: Things can only get better
New signing Malcolm Butler has had a torrid start to his NFL season so far. He’s currently ranked well below the NFL average in most of our metrics and has most notably allowed a near-perfect 142.9 passer rating on throws into his primary coverage. Will Butler return to form on Sunday, or will it be more of the same?