The Buffalo Bills are about to face one of their biggest tests against the league’s finest. The Seattle Seahawks led by “Let Russ Cook” Wilson have the most explosive offense in football, a leading MVP candidate at quarterback, and two matchup nightmares at WR in Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.
One thing’s for sure this Sunday: the Bills have to bring their A-game on both sides of the ball to withstand Pete Carroll’s squad.
Thankfully for Sean McDermott and Buffalo, the Bills have done a good job giving themselves breathing room from the rest of the AFC East midway through the season. A 6-2 record puts Buffalo two games firmly ahead of the Miami Dolphins.
Honestly, Bills fans should be ecstatic about that lead. Maybe we can take a page out of the current political playbook and just declare ourselves Super Bowl champions before all the counting of wins and losses has been finished. STOP counting the losses!
But, unfortunately, I don’t think they’ll let us do that, so we have no choice but to march onward. Without further ado let’s get to all my outrageous predictions that definitely will come true:
DK Metcalf vaporizes Josh Norman (even if he doesn’t play) with a truck-stick hit
Cornerback Josh Norman’s game status is in question this week with a “so-called” hamstring injury. Why am I skeptical? Because I truly think Norman is trying to avoid this game at all costs at the risk of being crucified by DK Metcalf.
If Norman were to somehow suit up, he’d have the misfortune of encountering his second NFL avenger this season. If Derrick Henry is Thor, DK Metcalf is the Hulk. We all saw Henry throw Norman into orbit weeks ago. I bet Metcalf will match that performance with another incredible display of athleticism.
Russell Wilson is introduced to the “Zimmer Monster” at least once
Defensive tackle Justin Zimmer made the game-sealing play of the day against New England a week ago. The Zimmer forced-fumble on Cam Newton was scooped up by Dean Marlowe to ice the victory.
Due to last week’s performance, Zimmer is on pace to have another game-changing play (if current trends hold). See graph below per BFF- Buffalo Fanatics Focus.
Dawson Knox comes back from COVID with a vengeance and catches a game-winning touchdown
Dawson Knox hasn’t had the sophomore season he’s been hoping for. Frequent injuries have limited his on-field appearances, and when he’s healthy, we’ve seen more bad than good (specifically when it comes to drops).
It’s the perfect recipe for an unexpected bounce-back game that reminds us of rookie year Knox. No one will see it coming, including Seattle’s coaching staff.
Maxwell Underhill (twitter: @cincodemaxo) is a contributor for BuffaloFanatics, blog writer for the in-season “Outrageous Predictions” column, and co-host of the “Bills Overdue” vidcast streaming every Saturday at 6pm ET on Facebook, YouTube, and Periscope.