It seems ridiculous that many people around the league were doubtful of the Bills’ ability to reach the playoffs just a few weeks ago. And yet, here they are, as AFC East Champions. What a turnaround.
Now though, it’s time to face the Patriots once again. I won’t detail what happened last time. I doubt anyone will forget this seasons head-to-head matchups.
So, move over Kyle Brandt, here is the hype Bills Mafia needs for the upcoming game.
Prediction #1: Devin Singletary has a day
Devin Singletary has been making his case for an extension for a couple of weeks now. There was a 100-yard rush game against the Falcons and a 112 total yard game against the Jags. However, Saturday is his time to shine. These teams rank 27th and 29th respectively in terms of rushing yards allowed by the end of the season. The Patriots rank 22nd.
This will be the time for Singletary to how what he’s made of. The Pats defense is good, nothing wrong with admitting that, so for Singletary to get over 80 yards will be a feat. Something I think he’s more than capable of doing. Along with a rushing TD, to rub it in everyone’s faces.
Prediction #2: Safety Duo will not be embarrassed
I don’t think this needs any further explanation right?
The only embarrassment on that field Saturday will be Mac Jones when he’ll be denied over 100 air yards. McCorkle will be too scared to throw in the vicinity of this number one safety tandem. Not even his coach will trust him to do so. Watch him cower in fear.
Prediction #3: Less than 100 rushing yards
The run defense, while a problem, can get the job done. I wholeheartedly believe that. Facing these guys three times, knowing what they can do on the ground? They’ll have watched all the tape, made all the adjustments, and won’t be done over like that again.
The Patriots will have trouble getting over that 100 rush yard mark, I trust in Frazier and McDermott and their big brain. Damian Harris will be stopped in his tracks.
Prediction #4: Air Allen and his sidekicks
Allen is my MVP. No QB in the league has been better than Allen in the season’s closing weeks. It’s because of his talent, his ability to rally his team, that the Bills have made the playoffs. And he’ll continue to put them on his back, but now, the load will be less heavy. Now, he has a supporting cast.
Davis and Beasley are back, Singletary is breaking out, Diggs is yelling for his time, the OLine is standing their ground. It’s all cylinders firing for this Bills offense, and the Patriots defense has no idea what they’re about to face. It’ll be a bloodbath with over 450 total yards. 300 through the air and 150 on the ground, to hell with the weather. This is the Bills time.
Prediction #5: Defense won’t allow more than three 3rd Downs
I’ve hyped up the pass defense, then the run D, and now for defense as a whole. Nothing brings me more joy than watching the hope slowly die out of an opposing teams’ eye when the Bills once again stop their attempt to convert on 3rd down. Watching with defeat as their punting unit is brought onto the field.
No one does this better than the Bills. No one. So, Jake Bailey will be making a lot of appearances on Saturday. No more than three 3rd down conversions.
Prediction #6: McCorkle eats it
The defensive line has been having fun. In their last three regular-season games, they totaled 15 sacks for a loss of 116 yards. I loved watching every one of those. And with the injury report looking particularly light, all the defensive starters are a go.
Hughes, Addison, Epenesa and Oliver will get their hands on McCorkle for a total of three sacks.
The Bills are going to win. There is no other option. Winning a playoff game at home in front of a full capacity crowd against the rival Patriots?
Say it with me: Bills. By. A. Goddamn. Billion.