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Buffalo Bills Players to Watch: Divisional Round



After a huge win last week, the Buffalo Bills will travel to Kansas City to play the Chiefs for the second time this year. We all know what happened last time, but this is a different Chiefs team. They are playing better defense and have been red hot to end the season. With the Chiefs being a pass heavy offense, the Bills secondary is going to need to have a strong game.

Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer

Hyde and Poyer are the leaders in the Buffalo Bills secondary and, without a doubt, our best players on defense without Tre White. They will need to communicate well. One will be responsible to play over the top on Tyreek Hill and the other will likely be helping on Travis Kelce. I expect to see a lot of double teams on both of these players, forcing the other players to beat the Bills in the receiving game. Hyde and Poyer will cause at least one turnover this weekend and it will be a huge turning point in this game. I also expect to see them combine for 10 to 12 tackles. They will need to have a strong game and lead our defense in order to keep the Chiefs in check. 

Josh Allen

Allen needs to have a big game once again this week in the run and the pass game. Everyone is talking about the QB matchup this week, Allen vs Mahomes. The way the Buffalo Bills win this game on offense is by Josh Allen having better numbers and being more efficient than Mahomes. Allen will have six to 10 designed run plays for him this week, and of course he will have some success in the scrambling game as well. Expect him to finish with around twelve carries for about 75 yards and I think he ends up finding the end zone rushing too. 

In the passing game, Allen will need to continue to be accurate and make good decisions like last week. After putting up 21/25 passing and five TDs, Allen will need to come back and put up similar numbers. I am expecting Allen to end up with about 30 passes again this week for over 300 yards and 3 TDs. There will need to be a good mix of run and pass to keep the Chiefs defense honest. 

Stefon Diggs

I’m just including this because of last year, when he stayed out on the field during the Chiefs’ AFC Championship celebration. Diggs has had this brewing inside him all year and is going to have a monster week this week. He will have well over 100 receiving yards and a TD to go along with it. Diggs will not only lead the team in receiving but also the game. 

The Buffalo Bills need to win the QB battle and the secondary needs to work as a unit and communicate well to win this game. If the Bills can play the way they did last week, they should be able to come out of KC with a win and advance to the AFC Championship.