The Bills are 2-0 in the preseason after an electrifying win over the Bears 41-15. An amazing performance by Mitch Trubisky, Devin Singletary, and a defensive showcase by the Bills rookies. This effort showed that the Bills backups are more than reliable.
Now, the Bills are hosting their first home game in front of a full capacity crowd. With McDermott stating the starters will finally see the field, it’s sure to be an exciting game. Even if it is the preseason.
Here are some predictions for the upcoming preseason finale:
Prediction #1: Allen + Diggs = 6 (or 12)
Allen had a career year last season and, with the way he’s been performing so far in camp, there can only be good things going forward. With the added security of a long-term contract, this QB is hungry for victory.
Diggs had just as good of a season last year, leading the league in receiving yards and receptions. Now, the NFL’s 11th-best player has a reputation to uphold.
These guys are sure to connect for 2 TDs in their tune up before the regular season.
Prediction #2: Singletary wins RB1 job
Singletary has really impressed this preseason, showing so much more skill than last year. He recorded 42 yards on 8 carries against Detroit and 21 yards on 2 carries against Chicago.
This game, Singletary is going blow us all away. He’ll record at least 50 yards. He’ll do enough to prove he’s the starter, but not too much that he risks injury.
Prediction #3: Hollister beats out Knox for TE1
The TE race is still firmly open. They have all been impressive so far, including Sweeney. But I am firmly on the Hollister train.
He’s shown that he is capable of moving the ball, but what edges him out is his blocking ability. Hollister will have a few receptions on Saturday for at least 40 yards, doing enough to edge out Knox as the starter.
Prediction #4: Gilliam gives Allen more options
Reggie Gilliam proved his ability and toughness last week against Chicago. Rushing for 2 TDs and providing Moss with a clear lane as a blocker, Gilliam is the definition of a FB.
His performance, as well as Singletary’s re-emergence, is great news for Allen. The Bills will no longer need to rely on his rushing ability.
As for this game, Gilliam will rush for a TD against the Packers and will most definitely help Singletary down the field.
This final preseason game in front of a full home crowd is going to be exhilarating. Surely going to build hype for the upcoming season.