This is it. The season’s final game and the Bills are just one win away from clinching the AFC East for a second year. The Bills haven’t been consecutive division winners since 1988-1991. I wasn’t even born then. It’s been too long.
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The last time these two teams met, it was a blowout win for the Bills, 45-17. I expect nothing less from this team in their final game.
Prediction #1: Defense welcomes Zach Wilson
Zach Wilson is yet to face this Bills D, and he is in for a surprise. This Bills team is angry and carrying a gigantic chip on their shoulder. Unfortunately, this rookie is on the receiving end of it.
Poyer and Co. will limit Wilson to less than 200 passing yards and one TD. When facing Mike White, everyone on the secondary wanted an INT, and they each got one, four picks in that game. Wilson is a little more accurate than White, so he’ll only throw two INT, each of them to the best safety duo in the league. This defensive line is also on a tear. Expect Wilson to be sacked at least twice.
Prediction #2: Three consecutive games with no punts, and no FGs
If I were Matt Haack, I wouldn’t even bother dressing. No punts and Bass won’t even be making any FG attempts, so no need for someone to hold the ball either. No point in the guy freezing his ass off on the sidelines when he won’t even be used.
Prediction #3: Big man TD
For the past few weeks, it seems Daboll and McDermott have gotten more comfortable with the playbook. They’ve tried a range of plays. A couple of them came out against the Falcons. Most with little success but still a lot of fun at the same time.
The Bills will be leading with a good amount of security heading in the final quarter, so with Trubisky being brought in, I see no reason not to attempt another Big Man TD. It would make my entire season to see Dawkins, or Feliciano, or especially Brown, to catch a TD from the NVP.
Prediction #4: Singletary makes a case for his future in Buffalo
Devin Singletary is leading the charge on the ground for an effective run game. Yes, you read that right, an effective run game in Buffalo. What is happening to the world? Singletary has been lights out; he’s given McDermott every reason to trust him.
So, with things pointing towards an RB acquisition in the offseason (although I sincerely hope not), this is Singletary’s time to prove himself. The run game will be important with the weather looking freezing and a little wet. He’ll have over 60 yards and one TD.
The Bills win AFC East. That’s all that matters, and that’s what will happen.