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Buffalo Bills: NFL Football 2018 Game Preview & Predictions

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Buffalo Bills team is based in the metropolitan areas of Buffalo-Niagara Falls. The professional team of American footballers competes in the NFL (National Football League), as a member of AFC (American Football Conference) East division.

The football team plays home games in Orchard Park, New York at New Era Field. Buffalo Bills have rivalries with three opponents of AFC East.

Prediction: Second in AFC East

Defense

In Carolina and Philadelphia, McDermott (defensive coordinator) quickly chooses a unit that obtained 18th rank for their exceptional game. Run defense was their major weakness, but the team made some upgrades and added Lotulelei who is a star to tackle defense.

The Bills traded Tremaine Edmunds from Virgin Tech with an overall 16th pick. He instantly steps in to replace Preston Brown (leading tackler). The Bills work with a strong stable for rotation on the defensive line in the 4-3 look. Finally, the four starters return Adolphus Washington, Kyle Williams, Shaq Lawson and Jerry Hughes.

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These four starters combined in the one-gap assault of Buffalo in 2017 for 12 sacks. Williams will return for the 13th season and groom Phillips as his replacement. Williams has 43.5 sacks and 575 tackles in his career.

He obtained massive support from McDermott. Sack production of Hughes tailed off in 2013 after 10-sack seasons. In 2016, a pick of the first round for Buffalo was decelerated by an injury. They established themselves with 4 sacks and 33 tackles.

Trent Murphy and Eddie Yarbrough can add depth to this season. At linebacker, a productive holdover of Rex Ryan – Lorenzo Alexander – is coming off a three-sack and 73-tackle season. Though he performs the responsibilities of a team leader, still he needs a strong association with a significant training camp.

Edmunds – a great addition – is leading Hokies with 109 tackles and 5.5 sacks. It is believed that he will become another Luke Kuechly of McDermott for Buffalo. Matt Milano is an underestimated play maker with five starts.

The strength of defense increases with the addition of Colt Vontae Davis. Tre’Davious White, Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer are combined for 14 interceptions and 246 tackles. Almost 22 career captures are associated to Davis. He was a part of five games in 2017 for Colts because of his groin surgery. With his return in Pro Bowl form, Buffalo can get 1-2 corner back top combination.

Hyde and Poyer are famous for their chemistry in a zone-heavy scheme of Bills. Poyer had 5 interceptions, and 95 tackles and Hyde is renowned for his Green Bay’s pickup.

About James Rhodes

James is an American born sports writer that covers all sports and has a passion for football at every level He began his journalism career then and has been published on numerous sports websites and publications

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