The Buffalo Bills will face the Atlanta Falcons in Week Four of the Season on Sunday. The Bills are looking to improve off their 2-1 record and stay atop the AFC East.
The Buffalo Bills travel down south to Atlanta to face the Atlanta Falcons.
The Bills will play their second road game of the year and first ever in Mercedes Benz Stadium.
Occasion: Week 4, 2017 NFL Season
Where: Mercedes Benz Stadium- Atlanta, GA
Time: 1:00 PM
The Familiar Faces
Although the Falcons and Bills only play each other every four years, Head Coach Sean McDermott is familiar with the Falcons. During his tenure in Carolina, McDermott faced the Falcons twice a year.
This includes last year when the Falcons won the NFC.
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MVP Matt Ryan and gang are still fresh on McDermott’s mind. He is more familiar with the entire NFC south than anyone on the team.
I expect him to know what to expect from the Falcons’ play making offense.
Tyrod Taylor is coming off one his best games as a Bill. During last weeks upset win of the Broncos, Tyrod orchestrated an offense that looked like a unit and dropped 26 points.
Tyrod will probably need to be even better on Sunday if his team stands any chance to win.
He is going to have to keep drives alive and lead the Buffalo Bills to score on almost every possession.
Tyrod needs to know, he needs to keep the Falcons offense off the field and help his defense rest up.
LeSean McCoy has not been putting up Shady like numbers the last two weeks but that is nothing to worry about.
With opposing defenses so worried about his perennial play making ability, it gives the offense the ability to try to get other people involved.
Players like Jordan Matthews, and Charles Clay have benefitted from this.
Shady has also been active in the catching game.
But, if Shady struggles to get yards on the ground this week, then maybe we can reevaluate from there.
Tale of Two Defenses
It would be a travesty to not mention just how good the Bills’ defense has been this year.
They have yet to allow a passing touchdown this season.
Although I highly expect that streak to come to an end vs Julio Jones and gang, even if they only give up one or two that’s impressive.
One of the biggest shockers of the year though is the Falcons’ defense.
After crumbling in the 2nd half of the Super Bowl last year, they knew they had to step up and fix that to get back there this year.
The Falcon D has not been spectacular but they got in the head of Aaron Rodgers earlier this year and have been solid enough to be the only NFC team still undefeated.
The Bills defense vs the Falcons offense will be a tale of two tapes. But which one is more elite?
The Falcons return home after a win in Detroit.
The Bills are looking to avoid the “big win” hangover.
This is the first meeting between the two teams in the United States since 2009, as the 2013 Bills loss took place in Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.
The Falcons lead the series 7-4 all time. This includes the last four.
The Falcons will be prepared and ready to get five straight vs the Bills in their rocking new stadium.
The game will go into over time, just as it did in their last meeting.
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Next Week, the Bills stay on the road as they head back up North for a date in “the Jungle” to face the Bengals.