All right, Bills, fans.
Welcome into the Buffalo Fanatics Tailgate as we get you ready for Bills Chiefs tonight at five o'clock.
My name is David.
Till in, uh, co host of the bills, Guys, you can find me on Twitter at till money.
I'm joined today in the Tailgate by Clay Troy, our film, our film ****yst at the Buffalo Fanatics.
And this is Clay.
I gotta tell you, this feels a little weird.
You know, we're talking about it last week with the seven o'clock game and doing the pregame show, and it was like, still light outside.
I felt like I was in the middle of the day.
This is, like, truly in the middle of the day, like it's three o'clock in the afternoon right now and we're getting ready for an evening game.
Five oclock start.
What's what's been your day like so far here is that there's a lot of people I've seen online saying They're taking the day off work.
There's other people saying they're taking half day.
What? What's your day been like? What? How it felt for you. Yeah.
I mean, originally when the schedule first came out, I live in Buffalo, Um, season ticket holders.
So I took Friday off.
You know, this this past Friday.
I took that off immediately because it was supposed to be our Thursday night game.
Um, and, uh, I had to cancel that.
And I did take off a couple hours from work today, Uh, just to kind of get ready, but yeah, very strange, you know? Yeah, like you said, if we thought it was weird last week, it's even weirder this week.
So you know, nothing is normal this season.
We just gotta adapt and move on, I guess.
It's been weird up two Sundays in a row without the bills.
I'm kind of like, Haven't been as invested in the Sunday game since I usually because the bills weren't playing.
But let me give a quick shout out to the people who are joining us so far in the room.
We've got James F.
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Mike Nicholas, Brandon List.
We've got Lone Wolf who's a regular Riley Kings in Zach Allen.
Who's a regular Juan Castillo.
It's in the house. Young King is in the house.
Um, man, we've got a lot of people here.
Carter put Carter Pisarski, who wanted one of our giveaways, is in the house.
Corey Buffaloes in there on Dove course.
We've got Brian Bowers in the House as well.
And let's start here with the super chat right off the bat from Hold my beer. 5. 85.
Thank you for that.
Addison need to do their job. Finally.
What's up with Zimmer and Cox being added? So that is, You know, I kind of had this whole agenda.
We're going to get to it.
But why don't we start with the notable roster? Um, kind of news that came out this afternoon that you know, we want We're not going to get the true inactive list and for about another 30 minutes or so.
But the news came out this afternoon that Harrison Phillips and, um, why am I blanking right now? Who's the Trent Murphy? We're going to be healthy scratches tonight.
And Brian Cox Jr and Justin Zimmer would be active for the game tonight.
So why don't we start with that? Some thoughts from you.
We also heard rumblings that there wouldn't be as much of a rotation tonight.
So is this kind of like a like to a lesser extent when you put the backup Q B in or you have an interim coach or you're just trying to give that give that shot in the arm or Or is it more than that? Um, I mean, it might be kind of Ah, it's, you know, it's kind of a wake up call, maybe for for both of those guys, Trent Murphy and Harrison Phillips or two guys that we you know Harrison Phillips.
I think it's a third round draft pick.
Trent Murphy, Um, you know, way we're paying him a decent amount of money for two rushed the edge.
And neither of those guys really have been playing to the level that we expect them to.
So, you know, other than being a wake up call, I think they just want to see who else who else is going to step up and make a play.
I mean, we saw Kim Lewis was a guy that they brought up.
They threw in last week and he was out there.
He was throwing his body around.
He was, you know, hitting Derrick Henry pretty hard, so I think it might just be kind of Ah, let's get some fresh guys in there.
You know, they haven't had much time, you know? You know Brian Cox.
That's a fun one for some of the older fans who remember his dad.
But, um, and Justin Zimmer as well, you know, get to get some fresh legs in there, see what happens.
And then, yeah, with a little bit of ah, shorter rotation now, maybe less rotating in and out.
It will be interesting to see if EP Inessa maybe gets a little bit of extra time.
You know Darryl Johnson, it'll be.
It'll be really interesting to see honestly, yeah, I think it's gonna go one of two ways.
And I think Scott Van Loo here with the Super chat Scott always hitting us with awesome super chats and good comments.
So Scott says they just reported, uh to take Trent Murphy out and Harrison Phillips how to put some new rookies in and give them a try.
I don't know that that's a good idea, he says, especially against the Chiefs, unless it's lack of production.
And I think that's kind of what the coaching staff is getting out here like Harrison Phillips.
I mean, obviously we've We've We've talked about it at length.
He's coming back from an injury.
Trent Murphy hasn't been that great this'll season, and we're paying him a lot.
So for them to sit Murphy down for as much as they're paying him, I mean, Pierre Pierre made a comment on Twitter.
Like probably right before we came on was like, We're really sitting a guy, a healthy scratch for a guy who's making 7.
5 million bucks this year, it's very strange, but I think the fact of the matter is, it's like these guys aren't really performing and, you know, Bobby in the comments, says, Zimmer's a dog and Zimmer played well in that first game against the Jets.
And, um, and a lot of people like what they saw from Brian Cox Jr in camp.
As Carl Wilson points out here, he's looking good in training camp.
Zimmer was good and we got one against the Jets like I mentioned, so maybe this is something where it's a combination of like, look, these guys aren't performing and we're actually gonna kinda, you know, give these guys a chance that have played well in spurts, whether it's in camp or an actual game action.
But this could really go one of two ways, because this things could go badly for the Bills as well, right? Because this could this could be maybe even worse than what we've seen.
But at the end of the day, a lot of people were making comments on Twitter like, Are we gonna use a lot of one technique this game? Anyway, with the way the Chiefs are gonna come out, probably swing the ball around.
So maybe it makes sense to sit Harrison Phillips down for this game.
Zimmer can help, hopefully in the middle, clog up Clyde Edwards.
So, yeah, I mean, it's going to be It's going to be an interesting, you know, development to see how that plays out early in the game.
I think especially so, I guess.
First thing, let's get Thio as we start going through, you know, through our preview tonight is let's talk.
Let's talk a little bit about the injury report and some of the injuries that we had coming into this game on both sides.
So assembly was put on IR for the Chiefs.
He's not gonna play.
He's been a very key offensive lineman for the Chiefs early in the season, especially getting that running game going for them on.
Sammy Watkins is not going to play a Zwelling.
So that sort of revenge game, I guess if you want to call it that against the Bills, is not gonna happen on day.
We'll find out shortly here.
Mitchell Schwartz, the right tackle, is not going to play.
It seemed like he was more on the side of not playing than than he would based on some of the things I was reading.
And if he doesn't play, we've got a little bit of a Carolina connection there with Mike.
Remmers might get the start right tackle, which would be a big boost for the Bills.
Eso let's let's talk about the Chiefs injuries really quick before we go over to the Bills.
So what do you make of this? This injury port? Do you think that they're missing? Watkins is a big deal, not I mean to me.
I think the key thing if I'm focused in on the bill is Mitchell Schwartz going to be active tonight.
So How do you assess the chiefs injury situation right now? Yeah, I agree with you.
I think Mitchell Schwartz is gonna be the biggest.
Um, you know, he could be the biggest impact either way.
And because he's questionable, and we're not really sure if he's gonna be Internet, that'll be interesting to see because, you know, with with Calicchio similarly out already, he's also a big part of that offensive line.
And he's been a historically a good linemen as well.
Eso you know, maybe, Well, maybe we will see something from these young guys, too.
So it'll be interesting to see the matchups there.
We got white active.
That's good to see.
Um, but yeah, I think it'll be pretty interesting walk ins.
You know, he's kind of been a pretty average pretty average wide receiver, pretty much for his whole career.
Eso I don't think that's that's too much of a hit.
You still have. Good.
You still have good wide receivers on that roster.
You gotta cover.
Obviously, you've got the fastest guy in the league Tyreek Hill, that you have to figure out how to how to d him up and Then you got Michael Hardman.
He's also a good young wide receiver.
And then, of course, Travis Kelsey is a huge presence.
So, you know, hopefully, I don't know if we've seen anything confirmed or not on Matt Milano, but having him and could be huge this week as well.
Yeah, I mean, even going down further.
Like DeMarcus Robinson is a good player for them.
So honestly, like Watkins being out, I don't know that it's gonna make that much of a difference from the chief from the Chiefs perspective for their passing attack.
Now Watkins has played well, you know, in the in spurts this season.
He's had a little bit more volume, you know, Then he's had, you know, he's known for those big opening week games, pretending like he kind of he's kind of been steady for them for most here.
Uh that Schwartz agree, is the key one for the Chiefs, and he's out.
Rumors starts at right tackle.
Most likely then, that could be a big advance for the Bills, at least trying to help us get that pass rush going a little bit.
So I'm gonna bring up the bills Injury report right now.
This is what we know as off the official injury report.
Obviously, it looks like ESPN is reporting that whites gonna be active.
But here's the injury report for the bills.
You know, we've got the key one or the or the confirm.
One we knew is Dawson knocks out.
Um, we've obviously got brown.
Milano and Trey are the questionable.
Is the three key questionable is there? Um, you know, like you said they were reporting that Trey is gonna play.
And then, uh, and then John Brown in Milano are the other two key ones quit in Spain.
Went from a full to a limited to a DNP through the week.
I wouldn't be surprised if he's not active for this game, but we'll find out here shortly.
So really comes down now to to Milano and to John Brown, which are two key pieces Now.
I wanna I want to start by asking you first.
Like we saw what the Bills offense did last week without John Brown.
But we also saw how bad bills kind of got beat up over the Miller field without Matt Milano.
So is it is it an easy thing to say that the more important active here will be Milano or we overlooking the importance of John Brown.
Where do you come out on this? To me, it's more.
It's more Milano.
Just because I think there is a lot.
The depth at the outside linebacker position is a lot weaker than the depth at wide receiver.
John Brown's a great player.
He you know, Um, Diggs has said before, He's one of the more underrated wide receivers in the league, and I agree with that.
He is very good wide receiver, but I think the depth behind that with, you know, having Davis being able to step up and play that role he played okay last.
You know, last week he had had a couple catches he could have made.
But you know, overall, it was kind of his first start, really, So he might have had Cem Cem first start jitters or things like that.
I think he played okay.
And I think even if John Brown is inactive, I think he could definitely you know, um, step up into that role again.
But I think Milano really is the big key here uh, we saw last week that the defense really did not play.
Well, the offense I don't think was the problem at all.
Josh did through a couple of turnover or, you know, a couple interceptions there.
One wasn't his fault.
Um, but but really, the defense, the defense was the issue last week.
They they weren't putting a lot of good positions, you know, bad starting field position every time.
But I think especially with Travis Kelsey being that huge target over the middle there, Matt Millen is gonna be a big part of this.
I think they're probably gonna also have Porter come down and cover him sometimes.
And Michael High.
They like to throw those safeties on him every once in a while as well.
But, ma'am, Alana to me is kind of the biggest puzzle piece here, where if you put him in, the puzzle is complete.
But if you take him out, you you can't really see the full picture of the defense sometimes.
So I think he's definitely the big key here.
Yeah, he's a key.
Obviously, that takes a lot of pressure off the likes of, you know, Tarell Dotson or a J.
Klein in Milano is back in there.
It also honestly takes pressure off Tremaine in minutes as well.
Tremaine Edmunds doesn't maybe have to feel like he has to do too much.
Maybe he's a little more comfortable.
Eso that's that's a big thing.
And so I wanna pre I wanna kind of set the scene here for the for some of the key team statistics.
And then I want to play a video that our own Steve Mathis kind of made earlier.
That will lead us into on our first discussion point, which will be the Bills offense against the Chiefs defense.
So let's take a look quickly at some of the team ranks here.
I've got my notes here.
The Bills offense ranks fifth in the NFL total second passing, often 27th in rushing offense, which is obviously something I highlighted here and 11th and points per game.
On the flip side, the Chiefs defense ranks 23rd total, 11 capacity 31st and Runde, and that's again.
I started that because the Bills 27th ranked rushing offense against the Chiefs, 31st ranked Russian defense.
It's kind of weakness against weakness there, so be interesting to see if one of those things kind of stands up.
And then the chief, surprisingly actually, our 11th in points per game allowed.
So they're not allowing a ton of points.
Uh, pullout King here with the Super chat.
Thank you very much for that.
Hey, says I get he's injured.
But you think Edmonds might be trying to do too much because of lack of trust in the other line linebackers that are Milano.
And that's what I just kind of mentioned.
Like Milano, being back could help Edmunds.
I also think there's a little bit of a mental hurdle there for Edmunds to clear with his shoulder injury, right? Like is he? Is he fully trusting it yet? It kind of seems like maybe he's not.
He's not playing with that sort of I don't know.
How would you word it? It's like, Well, you're not thinking too much, right? You're just kind of playing a little bit more, you know, on instinct, not instinct, but like, you're you're not, you know, mentally thinking about like, Oh, if I hit a guy this way, if I hit a guy that way, you know you're kind of playing Mawr instinctually.
Do you think that's That's part of the reason for maybe some of Edmund struggles the last couple weeks here without Milano, I definitely think it could be, and it kind of seems like the shoulder injury is more of a It can't really get that much worse.
But it's gonna hurt type of a deal just because week to week he you know he's not practicing full go a lot of these weeks, but then he's playing in the game.
So it's probably just, you know, take take a rest.
You know, he'll up a little bit because if you hit, somebody is gonna hurt.
So I think that's probably why he's been wearing the red jersey and practice sometimes.
But he's still a gofer for the game, and that might be affecting him a little bit and that I think that's a good point that you made about not playing off of instincts and you're thinking about it a little bit more when when you know that if you go up and hit a guy, it could it could hurt like hell, so I definitely think that could be playing a factor.
Yeah, and Scott, another super chat.
Scott, he says, smokes out again, if not playing in the game today, and I haven't seen a lot of production from Beasley, Josh has been mostly throwing to digs.
He's to spread the ball out of the passing game.
Doesn't work, give it to Moss.
That's another interesting point here that we kinda didn't even really talk about when we went through the Bills.
We should see the return of Zach Moss tonight for the offense, So let's start talking about this thistle little bit.
The Bills offense in the chief's defense.
And before we do, I want to play a little clip here that Steve Judge Mathis here made when talking about the Bills offense.
Everyone is focused on our defense tonight, and rightfully so.
But the key to the Buffalo Bills success tonight will be in letting Josh Allen be Josh Allen.
Our defense was banged up and on the ropes last week, and that showed on the Bills offense.
He ran the ball more.
They didn't take shots downfield.
The offense was trying to control possession and keep our defense off the field.
It wasn't the big playbills that we saw in the first month of the season.
They looked almost uncomfortable in executing this game plan, and it showed on the scoreboard.
Yes, the inability to run block and the absence of John Brown to take the top off played a role, But it wasn't the sole responsibility for our offensive problems.
If we want to beat the Chiefs, we need to go back to being the big Playbills.
Let Josh Allenby, Josh Allen.
Our defense should be adjusting.
Tow our offense, not the other way around.
So there you have it from from Steve, and I think it's a great kind of discussion point to start talking about right, like to me.
And we talked about this, you know, post game as well is that it did seem to me like the Bills were trying to protect their defense a little bit and kind of maybe rain that rained in the game plan slightly right to kind of possess the balm or or at least attempt to possess the ball more to kind of protect the defense.
But to me, in a way, it's kind of that kind of backfired on them because what ended up happening is you didn't scores many points, and then your defense ended up on the field.
Anyway, you weren't really doing what had worked for you the first four weeks of the season.
And it kind of like lead you to kind of these, you know, forcing the bills into these super long drives where they have to sustain, you know, time of possession had to convert tons of third downs.
And then what did it lead to let the mistake's? Eventually.
Obviously, the first pick was was pretty early on, but like, you know, the bills, I don't think are designed to go on these, like 15 play drives.
To be honest with you, I think the bills in that sweet spot of that, like 7 to 10 play type drives are what they want They like in their That's their strength.
So yes, John Brown being out is a factor.
But you still have Gabriel Davis.
You still have, you know, digs.
You still have easily like you can still stretch the field.
Was the Mondex Stefon Diggs was the guy making the catches on these deep balls The first several weeks it wasn't John Brown doing that.
It was It was the font days doing that.
So, um, where do you come out on this kind of belief for? Like thought on the bills may be protecting, trying to protect their defense.
Ah, little bit last game.
And do you see, Do you agree with Steve that they should just let Josh be Josh and kind of, like, go back to the quote big playbills mindset, even even if that means potentially getting into, ah, little bit of a shootout with this Kansas City team? Yeah, going into the game, I thought this was gonna be a shootout, regardless.
But I think what would be most interesting is both of these teams air coming off games, that they played a defense that we're able to stop those big plays.
You could see it in Josh's game when he scrambles around cause any time he scrambles around, he's usually got a guy 15 20 yards downfield that he'll be able to find and get the ball into.
But you kinda noticed a little bit.
There were a couple of times when he was rolling out or scrambling.
He's looking deep and there's just nothing there and he's got to throw the check down and he's You could tell he is hurting toe.
Have to throw that check down.
But I think it'll be really interesting to see if if both of these defense is that airplane tonight.
If they go take a look at the blueprint of what those teams did last week and see if maybe there won't be as many big place because both of these teams have kind of just been exposed a little bit on how to get those big place shut down.
Because both of the offenses that air playing run on those big plays, I I completely agree.
I think maybe they went to the run game a little bit last week and kind of the dink and dunk passes because they felt that they couldn't be as effective on those deep plays like they used to be, and they weren't able to make the adjustments on the fly to correct those plays.
So I think that could be that could be something Thio watch for tonight to see if those big plays happen again.
I you know, stopping the big place is gonna be huge for the Bills defense because they gave up a ton of them last week.
So are they able to rebound from that and stop those big plays this week? I think it will be, you know, pretty interesting to see.
And the chief's defense was giving up some big place to last week so it could.
It could end up being a shootout.
Both teams might get into the thirties and points If that happens, I don't know if the weather is gonna be too much of a factor.
It's a little bit wet and cold out here today, but I mean, overall, I don't know.
I don't know if maybe the offense was catering toward the defense or more just catering toward what they were able to, what they were able to run and just trying to take what the defense was giving them a the time.
Yeah, I mean, you mentioned the big plays.
I mean, we saw what Henry Rugs did on just two plays the last game against the Chiefs.
I mean, I think he had two catches total in the game in for like 120 yards against the Chiefs and then theory that could be a John Brown or a Stefon Diggs.
Obviously, you know, Rugs is more of a lesser volume guide Distance X sent in his career.
He's still very early as a rookie, but those big plays should be available. So we go back.
And now let's talk about this Bills run game, right, because and we're gonna get into the past game in a second.
But I want to talk a little bit about this disparity in in, you know, defense.
So we've got the Bills who come into this game ranked 27th in the you know, 27th in the league. In rushing offense.
Zach Moss comes back tonight.
The Chiefs are ranked 31st in the league and rush defense as faras in yards per game allowed.
So on paper, at least, it would seem like the Bills would have success kind of leaning on that run game, even though it might go against the philosophy of the big playbills that we've seen first where we season.
But with Moss coming back tonight, do do we kind of find maybe a middle ground? Do we find a middle ground where maybe we don't like aren't so predictable where it's, like past path or run Run past and we see Zack Mosque it involved.
We see a little bit of a two headed monster tonight.
Or is this gonna be still Devin Singletary Show? Are the bills really gonna just say, like, Look, we didn't run the ball Well, it all last week, our run blocking hasn't been good.
Our our lines, a better pass blocking team are.
And are they just gonna kind of ignore the fact that the Chiefs really haven't been that good at stopping the run this year? I think it'll be interesting to see kind of what the snap count they're gonna be for.
For both of the running backs.
Especially since it Zack Moss first game back from that toe injury and those that turf toe injury can be really tough for for running backs.
Guys that air have to make those those cuts.
Um, I think Singletary seems hungry to me after all that lady in belt talk, he seems like he really wants to come out and show that, you know, we don't need Levy on bell. We got me.
He kind of seemed to take that a little bit personally when when all the bills fans, you know, all the reporters were we were all going crazy, a little bit, trying to see if we were able to get Lady on Bell.
And I think maybe he was like, Well, I'm still here, I can play I think Zach Moss has something to prove to he really, you know, he played in a few games, had a few carries, but he hasn't seen the field much, and I think he'll have something to prove.
But really, what I want to see is run the ball early and then established the run there so that you could use play action later and hit those deep shots off play action.
Because with with the week run defense, if you can get yards and you could make those linebackers start to crash in a little bit more, the play action is gonna be way more effective.
And I think that's what they should try to dio.
And, you know, maybe they mixed in the play action a little bit early because that's what the Chiefs will be expecting.
I'm not sure, Brian table, I'm sure, has is cooking up quite the game playing here.
I think the Bills tend to kind of play up to the teams that they're going against.
But I think it be interesting to see kind of kind of what they do with the run game.
I don't know, Like I said, with weather, too.
I don't think it's gonna affect Josh too much, but it'll be.
It'll be fun to see.
I'd love to see either of those guys have a break out game and and kinda get get going a little bit.
I think both of them are just kind of they don't have any mo mentum or confidence.
So that's why I'm hoping maybe that Levy on Bell thing kind of lit a fire under under them a little bit.
Yeah, I don't know if you saw, but did you see that? One of Rico's followers made that funny, uh, of that little video of like, you know, the thing where, like the guys like holding his girlfriend's hand.
But then he's like looking at the other girl they like, put Rico's face on it, looking at Libyan Bell.
But like Devin Singletary was like back here, like, Hey, man, I'm still here And so obviously, like, that was a fun day, kind of following that levy on Bell news.
It kind of kind of stuff like it kind of took a little bit of the fun out of it when he kind of narrowed it down to just the Dolphins and, uh, the Chiefs that we were out of the running.
But yeah, I mean, maybe this will put a little bit of a chip on Singletary shoulder to, but you know, honestly, this for me comes down to the offensive line, too.
I mean, Singletary is a guy, and we've seen it throughout his career.
He's a guy that can make He can make the first guy miss in a very tight space.
So if Singletary kind of, you know, with that vision and with the moves he has, I'm not really too worried about him.
Kind of like like making people miss tackles.
But if the defensive line and linebackers Aaron the Bills backfield, you know, 123 yards deep before even has a chance to get going, we saw that happened a few times against the Titans.
I mean, to me, that's where it starts and ends, right If we want to get this run game going at all, it's this offensive line has to step up, and I know we've had injuries.
I know Feliciano's not there.
We'll see if Spain's active tonight, I don't think he will be.
We'll find out here shortly, but I wonder if the Bills are just saying like, Look, we're just not a good from blocking team And maybe that's why I love what you said I would love to kind of established to run a little bit.
You know, Stephen, I talked about this last week.
Like the Titans, we're going to try to give Josh Allen kind of the Aaron Rodgers treatment or the Russell Wilson treatment.
Keep him off the field tonight.
It's like I feel like both teams are gonna try to do that a little bit for the other quarterback unless they just don't care.
And then just saying Let the best offense win.
We don't care how long your on the field, we don't care how quickly we score.
We're going to score and, like, you're gonna have to answer us at every every time.
You remember that Rams chief scheme from two years ago where, like, it was like they were just going up and down the field, each other.
And you just felt like whoever had the ball last was gonna win.
It's gonna be that same exact situation, but I could see definitely a scenario where these two offenses air like, Hey, whatever.
We're just gonna air it out. We're gonna throw.
We're going to do what we do best and do that.
So, um so the offensive line to me is a little bit under scrutiny lately.
I mean, do you You know, do you give this line any kind of, you know, pass for, like, the entirety of their play? Just cause Feliciano's not there the mixing and matching of moving forward over the left guard? Like, do you feel like some of that lack of preseason the mixing and matching Felicia? Is that a little bit of, ah, justification for the poor run blocking? Or is this line just better suited the pass blocking? I think it might be a little bit of a justification, Not too much.
I don't like making excuses because you know they're professional athletes.
They should be able thio.
They should be able to adjust, you know, regardless of whether or not there's a preseason and we're in Week six now.
So these things should not be a problem anymore.
They've seen the field enough.
They have been kind of moving around a little bit, which may be contributes to it a little more.
You're looking at the the blocking schemes a little bit different.
It's Oh, you know, I know who I would have if I'm a tackle right now, but I'm playing guard right now.
Who do I have? So it could be a little bit of a thing, but one of the interesting stats that I saw is the Bills are currently last in the league in yards before contact per attempt.
They're averaging 1.
2 yards before contact per attempt on Russia's um, their I think their first or second I have the stats here, um, their their first, their second overall in the league in yards after contact per attempt.
So I don't think the running backs have are the main issue because they're they're getting yards after contact, even though the line isn't helping him out too much.
And I know that kind of goes a little bit with the zone run scheme that they're doing.
Maybe it's not well suited for Singletary.
Maybe he's still kind of trying to adjust to it.
Maybe he needs to be more patient.
Its's hard to tell, really what's going on there.
But that that yards before contact per attempt was pretty bad.
I think it was at one yard last week.
I can't believe it got better after we played against the Titans, because I thought for sure that that's that was gonna go down because it just looked like there was no space for Singletary to go.
And we've got a really special surprise right now, because now we're talking about this lady on Bell Thing, and we're gonna bring in the man himself who who who made it was now a famous mean, looking back at looking at live Ian Bell and just forgetting about his guy Devin Singletary.
To the tailgate.
The man himself.
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Oh, what is going on, fellas? What's happening? We were just talking about that.
Leave Ian Bell meme that one of your followers made of you where you were looking back at.
You were looking at him and you were holding Singletary's hand.
So we were just talking about the run game in the offensive line.
And it's like, Man, like this offensive line is struggling to run block.
Right now, we're 27th in the league and rushing, even though the Chiefs air like second last and Rusty Like what? Like what was going through your mind with this living on Bell thing? What do you think about this Bills running game right now? Because that's what we're talking about right now.
Listen, man, I'm I was under the impression that because our pass game has been so successful that we just haven't had the need to really showcase the run.
And now that was I was I was hanging off of that, right? So first game, we noticed that I was lighting it up, and they're splitting the time between Singletary and Moss.
You're like, Okay, cool.
Second game splitting time again.
You're like, Okay, that's kind of weird.
You want to showcase your main guy, which is Devin Singletary? Because we kinda prepped everybody for him last year.
The year before, So and then Moscow's down.
You're like, Okay, here it is, right.
Underwhelming, underwhelming and underwhelming.
I mean, the Rams game, he was actually pretty pretty effective.
But he's been underwhelming in the other games.
And you're thinking no mosque.
This should be able Thio, you know, light a fire under your ass and your the main guy Now it took.
I'm hoping it takes a little bit of we're gonna bring Levian Bell onto this team because you guys ain't cutting it.
You're hurt, and you're just not doing what we need you to do.
So leave Ian Bell.
Now, was this a psychological move where they even interested in Moss? And that's what I've been thinking this whole time.
Were they even interested in the guy or are they just trying to say this is the way to motivate these guys because you could easily be replaced, especially when they say running back is a diamond doesn't.
And I hate that saying, but it seems to be, uh, that a lot of people feel that way, So leave Ian Bell not being on this team.
Hopefully what I feel it actually lights of fire under Devon's ass.
Lights of fire under Zach Mosses as to say, Guys you drafted in the third round and you're about to bring living on bell Let me show you guys what you guys are missing.
That's what I'm hoping that it does.
Now, if it doesn't if bringing those guys onto the team or potentially bringing to the team didn't light a fire under your ass, then we have an issue, but I hope it's the latter.
I mean, he obviously was super professional with what he was saying during the whole thing, right? He was like, Olivia would be a great addition to this team.
But, you know, in the back of his mind, he was probably like, man, like, You're not gonna do me like that, right? Like I'm the guy and it's like, because, like, he did have a very good season last year as a rookie and just way haven't gotten it going that much on the ground.
But he's shown flashes, right? Brian saying Yoriko, how you feeling today? Will I be donating that 100? What is this? What is this about? I don't feel good.
Okay? So last live show I had, I had Brian Bowers.
You know, Put that up for a second.
Put that up for a quick second.
I said I didn't feel good about this game and I said that we were gonna get blown out.
I thought we were going to get crushed.
And I said, I said, This is not a hot take that I'm proud of, but I don't feel that we'll be prepared for this game.
He says if we win this game Ah, 100 bucks, I'm donating and I'm putting that as a super chat.
Then sky blue or sky net was like, You know what? Let me double that.
We win this game 200 bucks and I was like, All right, so I don't feel good about it.
Okay, so it looks like, um, this is good timing for you to come on, Rico.
And I think we're going to get another surprise guest here in a second.
And I think, Oh, I'll tell you who's coming on? It's the voice himself, Joe Miller, and this is great timing, because inactive list just came out.
Milano is out, John Brown is in and Trey White is in.
So the inactives for the bills are going to be Jake from T.
Matt Milano Uh, Quinton, Spain is inactive.
Dawson knocks we already knew and Trent Murphy and Harrison Phillips as reported earlier.
So what? This means Trent Murphy is in active inactive, right? So we were talking way were talking about this earlier.
First came on because there's some news that it looked like Murphy and Phillips will be down for this game.
And in their place, we've got Justin Zimmer and Brian Cox Jr getting the nod tonight on that defensive line.
So obviously the big news here, two pieces of big news.
We already kind of assume Trey was gonna be active.
Obviously, that's great news.
We talked about that for a little, but Milano out John Brown in now, Clay and I were just talking about the Mawr important of the two being active, and we kind of were leaning Milano for this game, given the Chiefs firepower and the Bills depth at receiver.
But I want to get your guys thoughts on now.
Milano being out brown being in, Joe.
Let's let you come right into the party, man.
What do you think about these inactive, active Lis? Yeah, Yeah, I'm in the office.
I don't have any fancy equipment today.
That's a fancy office.
So, looking like he's from the NFL network we owe or those many helmets behind you there, Up there, actually, up there.
That's a nice recessed lighting to you got in there.
Looks like exactly it's the old English.
Would that I like the most eso uh, the Milano thing is an issue, right? I mean, the Milano thing is a big issue as far as just, uh, the bills have shown.
No, I mean, it's It's a complete we've We've seen it every single time Milano has been out.
You're just looking at the team that is completely different when Matt Milano is in the game vs when Matt Milano is out of the game.
There's been a lot of talk even on Twitter today.
Uh, Justus Faras like how much of an effect star is and whether not star has been missing from this defense.
Andi, I would dare to say that the bills miss Milan away more than they Miss Star.
So this is gonna be It's something, you know.
We talk about it.
All of us talk about it is content creators.
You know, your greatest asset is availability, and this young guy is talented as he is.
Just cannot stand the football field.
And it's bewildering to me that they still at this point, have not figured out a way to play football defense, solid defense without him.
Um, I don't know if I accidentally took over your chat and I put death blow So they came out Bills, guys, deathblow Just that was me that was not Dave or Steve.
It's funny you mention that because it seems like, you know, we're watching.
I was watching, like the NFL network preview shows for, like, 34 hours yesterday.
So it's just like, Man, this is gonna suck.
No bills, But it seems like the reporters now the national people are really starting to realize how under the radar good Matt Milano is, and you heard that talking about when they were starting to preview this Chiefs Bills game.
I think the Bills roster now is getting a little more attention from the national media types because of their record and because obviously they're playing the Chiefs this week, so it's notable and that they're now recognizing the importance of Milano.
So, Rico, I wanna go to you now around Matt Milano.
What are your thoughts? What, like, where do you come out of Milano? Because, like Joe said, this guy is starting to build up a kind of an injury history.
Now, over his first couple years now with team, he is and and I always go back to last year when this very the very same thing happened when he got hurt.
It took time for us to just without him, and we eventually did, and we were still able to stay in the top five defense.
Right Top five top top 10 defense.
So it's just a matter of finding our niche.
But what was able to mask Milano's departure was Edmund stepping up.
But Edmond's hasn't been.
I mean, on everybody's like, you know, I mean good list.
He's been people have been questioning him.
Let's put it that way.
They've been questioning him so, and I'm glad that Clay's here because I'm Clay just did a fantastic little film study on On Our Defense against the Titans, and I'm curious as to how you how you felt about Dotson and how he how he played in that game.
And is that parent going to build some kind of chemistry with each other? Um, going in this game? Because I actually wanted to ask you that question When it comes to looking back in court, I like Dotson way more than I like a. J. Klein.
Klein, I think, is probably the most disappointing line back around the roster.
But I kind of liked what I saw.
He has flashes for sure.
He could be a little over aggressive sometimes where sometimes he'll shoot the wrong gap, because he's just he just wants to get in there and get in the action when really he should, you know, maybe kind of be scraping across the defensive line, finding where the running backs gonna go and then fill the hole.
Um, but, you know, he there was even some place in pass coverage where there was a place where Tannehill was trying, you know, kind of scrambling out a little bit.
And he kept zone integrity he was watching where Tannehill's eyes were going, making sure you know, there is a guy that came right through his own and he picked him up right away.
I was pretty impressed with that because I wasn't really sure how he was gonna be able to do in pass coverage when they brought him in.
But I don't think he's that bad.
I think he definitely could be someone that you know.
He seems hungry, too, which I like.
I think if he gets in the film room, he sees where you know where he's making these mistakes and how he could prevent him.
I think he could be a pretty good linebacker.
C And this is this is where I just don't feel good.
Like, I didn't feel good because I thought, okay, Trey might be out.
Milano, we don't know.
He's giving us the hype that you know.
He's been practicing and maybe he's gonna be in.
But everything was pointing that he's gonna be, like, maybe 3 to 4 weeks out.
So I was like, Okay, this is weird.
But anyway, nonetheless, we have some guys that are in, but I still feel this is gonna be a tough game for me.
So, uh, my man Joe might have have inside on this.
I don't know how you feel about Milano being out, but I don't feel good because Travis Kelsey is the best, if not the best tight end in this game.
And it's gonna prove problematic for us if we don't have our best cover linebacker.
I don't care what anybody tells me, but I don't feel good about I don't know if Joe feels good.
Joe, Tell me how you feel because I don't feel good about this man. I'm not.
I'm not feeling good about it at all.
I mean, we've been obviously talking about it a little bit, and Travis Kelsey is by far the best tight end in the NFL.
I mean, you know, it was Gronk.
It's not drunk anymore.
Um, what's interesting to me? What is going to be interesting? I tweeted a little bit ago that that sound you hear is hell freezing over as a guy by the name of Brian Cox is gonna be playing football for the Buffalo Bills in the Buffalo uniformed today, which is really weird.
So for those of us that are old enough me that Watch that game out of the tunnel.
He came out of the tunnels like this.
It was like, what? Like we hated that dude we hated never Cox with a passion.
He was like, He's like the Charles Oakley, right? Yeah.
I mean, but the thing is, is like, sounds come out today as well and talked about like, you know how he noticed him and he flashed in preseason and he thought he would make the roster.
But if Brian Cox Jr is is good as we're being led to kind of believe today, then why has Brian Cox Jr not been playing instead of a J.
Klein? Because A. J.
Klein has been hot trash like It just hasn't been good.
I don't know. Maybe that's the plan.
Maybe the plan is this Brian Brian Cox kid is going to cover his eyes.
Bond Is Brian Cox a easy a hybrid Lyman linebacker? Or is it more of a stand up linebacker? I was I was I was under impression.
He was, uh, in the in the ground.
He might be You might be right.
It is a D n on the roster day, he's more of Ah, he's more of a 43 d n a.
That's kind of what he is.
But I mean, this is gonna come down to Dotson, right? And then, like Clay and I were talking before you guys came on, it's like Edmunds obviously has the shoulder injury.
He's maybe also trying to do too much knowing that Molano spin out, and he's like pressing a little bit.
So if you can start getting some trust in Dodson, if Dodson can start flashing a little bit, I still think it's a horrible mismatch for the Bills tonight.
Here's a Here's a question, Dave, I got a question for you.
Till, um, it came out this week and I don't remember necessarily who it was.
It was breaking down the film between It might have been either Joe Marino or somebody else between the assignments as it pertains to Edmund's versus Milano.
And the conversation was, Is that like you know, because people start to say, maybe we should swap them.
Maybe Milano should go to the mic, and Edmund should play the the off ball side, and as they were breaking it down.
They were talking about the fact that these guys were literally their assignments are basically the same thing.
The differences is, Edmonds calls the plays What's the chance tonight that you see Edmund's covering Kelsey and Dotson kind of in that mike spot, Not calling plays, but kind of on that Edmund side.
And then Edmonds is covering Milano are covering Kelsey all night long.
It's an interesting idea, but I will tell you this, too, from what I've seen from Edmunds.
I mean, I hate to talk bad about this guy, so he's looked a step slow.
This year is, well, he's looked a little.
He's looked a little slower.
The play that comes to mind to me is the play from 22 games ago, where he was trying to chase Derek Carr down after the sideline and Derek Carr got an angle on him.
And that that worries me a little bit.
Like remember, was I mean that one.
I could kind of understand, cause Woods is a receiver, but Derek Carr, who is not really known as a running quarterback thio get an angle on Edmunds and kind of beat him to the sideline.
That worries me a little bit, right? I mean, because shoulder aside, like his leg should be fine, right? I mean, eso, regardless of whether it's Edmonds or whether it's Dodson e, I don't think I don't think either is good.
I mean, maybe Edmonds is a slightly better matchup for us some Kelsey, but I still don't think it's that great.
So I'm not sure why or what the problem is.
But we have a very capable nickel slash linebacker in Ceron. Neil.
That could definitely body up in terms of like helping out in coverage over the likes of Kelsey.
He's not light enough that he can't support in the run, but he's not heavy enough and not fully the foot that he can't help out in the past.
So I'm not saying Look for for surrounding Thio, jump in and contribute.
But we should at least look his way to kind of body because Toronto Johnson boy, that boy was was toast last week.
My guy Clay tried to give him a lot of love in your film.
McDonough. I appreciate it. I tried to be nice.
You did try to be bad for the guy.
You did a very good job of being nice, but like he just did.
He just looked at a place he just looked a step slow.
So having someone that's been slighted and and kind of like, just relegated just a special teams, hopefully they can kind of get him into the game a little bit and help us out because we're gonna We're gonna need all the **** help we can against this fire pirate offense coming from Kansas City.
I just I just hope we just be stay competitive.
I just want to stay competitive.
Don't Don't get blown out.
I wanna I wanna pick you back off that a little bit if I can.
Another thing I think to that that that'll be big today especially.
You know, we're talking linebackers and we're talking matchups.
Linebackers against Chelsea.
You know, Ceron against We're talking one on one matchups and I think that's one of the bigger problems that happened against the Titans.
Is we're running way too much man coverage when we don't have these guys that are athletic enough to cover Theron Johnson.
He can't cover one on one.
We saw that last week that he can't do it. Josh Norman.
That's not his strength.
He might have been able to do it 56 years ago.
He could probably do it 56 years ago, but now he needs to be his own corner.
They need to put these guys in a position to succeed with the play calling.
It's just not gonna work if you if you match someone up.
If you match Tremaine Edmunds up one on one with Travis Kelsey, he's gonna get burned because Travis Kelsey is a tremendous athlete and remain is not the beast that we thought he was gonna be.
So I think play calling is gonna be huge today.
I would love to see more Zone.
I know moms could pick apart his own, but if we play man to man coverage, Tyreek Hill is going to eat.
Hardman is going to eat, so we need to run zone.
I kind of like what Joe was mentioning earlier about Just if the excitement from Milano to Edmonds is identity, I mean, almost identical.
I mean, this is what this goes, what appear was saying and a few others they're just move him to his original position of line back outside linebacker.
Let Dot send the more natural inside aggressive inside linebacker thumper of a linebacker.
Stay on inside, call the plays and let Edmunds 6545 40 body up against Chelsea if need be.
Yeah, I don't mind that.
I think it's not a bad idea.
I mean, at least Sprinkle it in here and there.
But I think they're so stuck in their ways that we drafted him to be a middle linebacker, and that's what he's going to stay at, right? E think the wind for me in that situation is I'm not talking forever.
So I'm not talking about moving Edmonds outside and leaving him there When Matt Milano comes back.
For me, it's just more about you put a big, fast body on Kelsey.
And if he runs with Chelsea, then Kelsey doesn't appear open, right? And then maybe Mahomes doesn't exploit Kelsey versus Kelsey being wide open all the time, right? So I mean, it's more of an illusion.
The question is, is you know, are they gonna test Edmunds in that shoulder? But that means can run with them and it takes Kelsey out of the game.
Then you've got you know, clearly what it's gonna take out, Hill.
You know, we're starting to whittle it down, right? We're whittling it down.
But this is a pick your poison game.
They're gonna have to pick the poison.
They want to stop the run, They want to stop the past.
They want to stop Kelsey, who they want to stop.
Because much like playing our offense, it's gonna be hard to stop all of them.
Now, I'm glad you mentioned that because now we can talk about the guy Clyde the Glide, and this run defense that we've had the last couple a couple of games has been I mean, we did held Henry.
We did hold Henry to only, like, three yards of carry.
But Tannehill got loose.
So it za combination for me.
The running backs running, but also the quarterbacks running.
We know Mahomes could get loose and run a little bit.
I mean, if the bills don't contain if the bills contained, like they contained last week against Tannehill Mahomes gonna rush for, like, 50 yards tonight as well.
The bills pass. Rush isn't getting home.
They're not, they're not.
They're not setting the edge properly, and it's kind of like hurting them in the rushing statistics, because these quarterbacks are now attacking on 40 50 yards of rushing on top of whatever the running backs are doing.
Let's talk a little bit about about this defensive line.
We know that Zimmer's and Cox are up.
Phillips and Murphy are out for this game.
It was kind of reported a little bit that it seemed like maybe there'd be less of a rotation tonight on the defensive line.
Um, you know, maybe we wouldn't see the 89 guys coming in.
Maybe just see that maybe like 4 to 6 rotation, you know, Jefferson playing passing downs and playing, you know, playing inside a little bit on running down.
So what do you guys think is just saw that shopping? Murphy.
There is no market.
There's no market.
Not for that salary.
E a football for your best chance to trade Murphy waas was before the season anyway. Absolutely.
Before you sign them, um, e signed the eso eso clay.
Maybe we start with you in this as far as the film goes and I want to hear about now as we kind of moved from the outside in on the Bills defense to this line and this front seven and slowing down Clyde Edwards Hilaire slowing down my homes on some of these sort of broken plays in the run game.
What did you see on film when it came to the Bills defensive line in the front? And what can we do to kind of like, you know, maybe not the run? The run defense overall against Jacobs against Henry wasn't that bad, but it seems like it's the quarterbacks that have really hurting us on the run here.
Yeah, it's a lot of contained.
Contains been the name of the game for for these quarterbacks getting loose? Uh, there's a couple plays last week where Tannehill they When they do play action, they like to do a lot of naked boot and the if there's a naked boot play, your defensive end should smack the quarterback the moment his head turns around.
Um, and Addison got he was getting sucked up into the play action.
He you saw it a couple times.
Yeah, and he he was He was just getting sucked right over there.
Tannehill would run out the other way, and it was no problem for him that that could be a big problem.
Maybe that's why you know Murphy, you know, I don't know.
He I don't even know if he over pursues.
I think he just gets blocked.
And that's why there's no contained on that side because he's getting blocked.
He's trying to go inside, but locked.
He's a step too slow.
E mean, not on the level of the others.
Yeah, I think it's I think it's a huge for making clay.
And you were there Thursday night for the hot hotline when we did the live at McGruder's.
And, you know, Mookie had asked a question.
Thio Leslie, just about the fact that, you know, even pertaining to criticism I had.
He didn't ask him about the criticism criticism I had, but it was similar to the criticism I had about like he was rushing into the middle like into the interior of the line and then, like that was allowing Tannehill to escape on bookie was like, Is it a matter of execution that guys were not doing their 1/11 and getting outside and like getting working their way to the outside to seal that edge.
And Leslie kind of hinted that that was kind of the problem.
So it'll be interesting to see if they fix some of this stuff because for me last year, specifically when it came to the offense, there was it went on for weeks before they actually were able to finally fix it. Like so.
There's clearly some issues.
It's been weeks.
So is tonight the night they kind of bottle some of this up.
We know that the Chiefs could be held in check.
The Patriots did it.
There's a blueprint out there.
The Raiders obviously beat them.
So it's gonna be It's gonna be interesting in interior pressure, I think, is what we lack.
Harrison Phillips has not been getting to the quarterback.
Ed Oliver has been ah, bit of a disappointment.
I know he's nursing a leg injury.
Um, however, man, you gotta push through that.
We need that interior push and we haven't been getting interior.
Push tow allows quarterbacks just they put in the middle.
If we could get him off the mark and get him outside and feed the dogs and Jerry Hughes.
And I say that loosely when I say Jerry Hughes on DFI, the dogs and Mario Addison also loosely because they haven't haven't shown us that they could get to the quarterback.
And if they allow Patrick Mahomes to sit there and get no pressure, is going to be a very long day for the defense.
And unfortunately, um, if that's the case, uh, it's gonna be a long day.
So I'm hoping that the better defense becomes the better offense.
And if we can keep my homes off the field and weaken, generates, um, some long drives and actually convert them into points, we have an opportunity to play offense, but defense at the same time, If that makes any sense, Yeah, interior alignment as well.
Um, I think the biggest problem is we don't have the guy that requires a double team block Harrison Phillips and at Oliver, they don't need to put two guys on him, so the offense is finally just putting one guy on him because they know that they're not gonna make a play if they just put one guy on or the the amount of times that they're gonna make a play is gonna be slim enough for them to release that other linemen and go take out a linebacker or to stay in his extra as an extra guy and pass protection in case there's a blitzing back or something like that.
I think that's that's the biggest problem.
I think that might be why it's a bigger switch up this week.
Maybe they're going to see who's.
The biggest thing that a D A.
D tackle needs to dio is when your one on one, you need to make him pay for it.
If they're gonna put one guy and you've got to make him pay for it and you've got to shed that block, you gotta make a tackle.
You gotta make a play.
Um, I think that's that's gonna be something that's gonna be really important.
Yeah, e don't know what's going on in the background who's producing this show, but But I wanna I wanna talk quickly about something.
Rico mentioned the pressure up the middle, but my concern isn't isn't necessarily getting that pressure.
I mean it is a concern, but that the contain is the biggest thing to me.
because my home's regardless of whether he's in the pocket or not, he can make the throw.
So, like if you let Mahomes escaped the pocket and let him let him make plays on the run, we know he's deadly at that as well.
We've seen Josh Allen, you know, to an extent, do that as well.
So just getting that interior pressure up the middle to me is not enough because in the homes just rolls out and can make these dynamic plays on the run, forcing our guys to cover longer than they should.
It all comes back to the edges for me, man, because like if those edges aren't set as these quarterbacks try to, like, escaped the pocket and roll out, then it's not gonna make it's not gonna make one bit of difference question question for you.
Till s So it came out, I think, this past week, and, uh, it's the antithesis of what you're talking about.
They said that what the Patriots did against the Chiefs and what the Raiders did was they rushed three, dropping eight into coverage.
Oh, yeah, that's what good e just say That's what the exactly what the Raiders did.
They didn't worry about so much trying to blitz or get a pass rusher.
They let him just kind of stay in the pocket and said, like, Look, we're gonna drop eight guys back.
You tryto nickel and dime us down the field.
You know, we're not gonna let you get the big play.
We're gonna make you, like, earn a 10 15 play drive.
And it's well do***ented.
The homes is amazing against the blitz.
A lot of these top notch quarterbacks are Aaron Rodgers, Mahomes, Russell Wilson.
These guys are incredible masters against the blitz and the statistics prove that out.
So I'm with you, Joe.
Like, if you're the Bills tonight, you maybe, you know, maybe don't do more than rush your front four and hope for the best.
Which is there speculation that that's why Phillips is out.
And maybe you, Trent Murphy, is they're gonna they're gonna doom or dropping eight back in the coverage.
So it'll be interesting to see what What plays? Good.
It also then makes me makes me wonder now.
Okay, So if we if we do take the philosophy of dropping the three who are the three.
Because if you're gonna have the three, you need someone who's got a motor that's not going to stop that.
Just hands on them and they're down on the ground.
So are we getting our Jerry Hughes is our Mary Addison.
Does he still have that motor does at Oliver? Will he freaking turn that thing on? Is just gonna be three in the lack of rotation.
I'm hoping that he doesn't do as much of a rotation as he used to Leave your dogs on the field.
Right? Right there.
Condition for this.
Leave your dogs on the field. Let him get after the quarterback.
And if my homes is pressured by just three My goodness man is gonna pick City.
Who are the three then? Because if Jerry Hughes is out there is one of the three he's gonna get pushed around by two of their offensive lineman like he's not strong enough to do that.
So is it gonna be Oliver Addison and Hughes like is Jefferson maybe going to be Generally, I would assume is gonna be some muscles, some nasty that you definitely need some nasty on their Oliver's.
You're gonna see a heavy.
I hope you'll see a heavy dose of Oliver.
And Jerry just keeps going.
He just knows it, but his angle sometimes just annoy the hell out of me.
But I could only see I could see those guys in there and ep Inessa, Maybe we see more ep, Inessa.
This, uh, this game, right click.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
I mean, the idea is gonna be that hybrid 34 situation where you know, you're hybrid 43 where you've got, you know, a defensive end or a d t dropping into cover to basically block a lane.
Isn't that what's gonna happen? It's not gonna be putting an extra line or an extra cornerback out there.
It's gonna be dropping a big body just to get somebody in a lane to mess up that zone coverage.
Yeah, and they've done that before, to where they a couple times Addison would drop back into coverage.
Sure, Hughes does it every once in a while to it's definitely something that that they're able to do.
And when you it's what the point of doing that is really to kind of hide it from the quarterback, you want.
That's when you drop a guy back like that.
Um, it's usually very hidden from the quarterback.
So it's kind of you.
You wanna fill that lane and then, you know, maybe you could get a tip ball interception, something like that.
That's, um, but as far as that, that guy in the middle, I think we might see a little bit of Vernon Butler in there to his big guy.
Could probably take a couple blocks there.
I mean, I'm all for it.
I mean, I still don't feel good about this game.
It sounds really good that we're devising a plan as toe how we're gonna be able to get some homes.
Um, but at the end of the day, if we don't get, I mean, we just can't do what we did against the Titans.
And I'm hoping that that everyone, every game, every team has a one game, we just wanna throw it away.
We hope that the Titans game was that throw it away game and we come back and bounce back.
But I guess the one thing that we should be somewhat paying attention to is the chess match that will be between Andy Reid and McDermott.
I'm curious, you know? I mean, teacher versus a pupil.
I'm curious how that battle is going to play out.
Um, it'll be very interesting to see how if the pupil has learned a few things along the way, But we'll find out, we will.
We will find out. That's for **** sure.
Fellas, I gotta jump off.
I got a soccer game to get to. This was a blast.
Oh, the soccer game.
I don't know how.
Yeah, I'm not happy about it.
If anyone If anybody on here that has my phone number text me with a score update or like Oh, awesome.
Like stay off your phone.
Stay away from me.
Pretend I don't exist until about seven o'clock tonight.
So? So it sounds like you need Thio.
Do you need to put your phone in, like, a box or something? So you don't know what's going on? Yeah, for sure.
Let you guys go bills.
You're a good dad.
Well, thanks, Joe, for hopping on there.
So we've talked a lot about what the bills come due to maybe slow down the home.
So we talked about the Bills offense.
We started talking about the running game.
So maybe now we start talking about the Bills passing game because I think that's what everyone wants to hear about it.
Talk about is what is the bill? What is this Bill's passing him gonna look like tonight.
Are we gonna come out a little bit more aggressive than we did against Titans, where we kind of were dinking and dunking, claiming the point of maybe that's what the Titans were trying to do to us? Um, from a game planning perspective, make us driving length the field.
But also, to an extent, I think Steve had made the point.
Like, are we Were we trying to protect our defense a little bit and try toe have a longer sustained drive? So, you know, we got one of your thoughts because did you feel what did you feel about that passing game plan last week against Titans? Did you feel like, Did you feel like something was a little off like something was a little off? I will tell you, and I gotta make a quick point before I got to take off myself because I promised my daughter to give her the the computer by four.
So here's the deal.
Um, they did a variable, did an excellent job on taking away what Alan likes to do best, and that is to utilize that big arm and find his targets downfield.
So when you limit Alan from doing what he likes to do, or doing what he has been accustomed during the last three or four games, you won't see the frustration into him.
But I'm sure he was because he wants to get that passed down field, and it just wasn't happening.
So he was relegated to dinking and dunking per se.
So if Andy Reid and the defensive coaches Kansas City are going to take on what the Titans did, then it's gonna be a long day.
But I feel like that.
That was an anomaly.
I think that we will get our chances.
That defense that Kansas City has is not like the defense at the Titans have.
So I think that we will take our shots when the shots are there.
Allen is Alan man.
He's a gun slinger, so he's still gonna take a shots, but very well did a very good job.
So I'm not worried about that passing game.
I mean, do we way through for 260 yards, right on a game that we felt like, ****, that was a terrible game.
But Alison for 2.
60 had 60% completion percentage and was just It was just was just all right.
It's just that we had too many drops.
The drops were just I mean, digs alone.
Had 3 to 4 drops, right? Dawson knocks that bum had a had a drop.
I don't know what e I know he's got and I'm telling you, I'm gonna make this last point before I get out of here.
If Dawson knocks, continues to underwhelm, I use that word if he continues to underwhelm the way he has been when it comes to needing him offensively for this team, once they make a decision on Tommy Sweeney, Tommy Sweeney is gonna come in and not relinquish.
That spot is gonna be is gonna be Sweeney Dawson says the complementary tight end or Croft And, uh, you know what? In the next year or two, if Dawson is done on this **** team.
And do not be surprised, because right now he is underwhelming and it's not doing well for us is killing us.
Yeah, I mean, that's well said.
I mean, we'll let you go, Rico. Thanks.
I don't know if we're gonna win this.
I can't complain.
We're not winning this game.
I don't mean to be negative, but please, if we win this game, I will be as hype as possible.
I'm tearing out, but I just don't feel good.
But hopefully what's your prediction before you leave my prediction before we leave.
I hate doing it, but I think it's going to be not a close one.
I think they I think they they just catch fire and they put 40 points on us, and we are at, like, 25 because we just garbage points.
Uh, Chiefs Ouch! Don't want to say that, but I'm going thio.
Apologize, Clay, wipe the tears from your eyes. I'm sorry, E.
All right, you guys.
Postgame! Rico report.
We'll see you after the game, man.
Hopefully it's a good one. All right.
Thanks for your good.
All right, So? So, Clay, we got a super chest.
Let me bring this up when we win.
Rico got 300 coming his way and posting.
Well, yeah, that's Ah, that's Ah, big money that I don't have to throw around.
So whatever Rico's doing there, um, what is this super secret? I don't know.
What? I don't know what that is.
Don't worry about it.
I think you're like that Tom Haverford on the entertainment 7 20 where he was like pretending to be Mark Zuckerberg for people who get that reference from parks and rec.
But anyway, eso I want to just kind of quickly touch on something.
Rico just said that I want to get into a little bit of over unders before we do our predictions place.
So the thing with Dawson Knox is frustrating, right? Because he's got this.
He's got the physical attributes.
He's shown flashes. He's done.
He's shown in spurts that he really could be a great tight end for this team.
But he's been so inconsistent.
He's had now some injuries.
He's got the drops.
Its kind of frustrating right, because you feel like this guy's got so much potential.
I wanna I wanna ask you like, if quick fire questions I didn't prep you on this.
Should the bills be looking for a tight end at the trade deadline or just generally, are the bills someone who should be buyers at the trade deadline? And where do you think they should look for? Should look for a tight end.
Should they look for some help on defense, like tight end? Seems like something that maybe could be could be an option for us and before you before you go, make sure to take yourself off you.
I think, um, I think now this season, this season is the time to buy at the trade deadline.
This you know, they've They've made it pretty clear based on the moves that they've made so far, that it za wind now type of ah, type of a field.
So I think definitely it's time to go shopping at the trade deadline.
Uh, Evan Ingram, take a look at him.
I think they should look at anyone who's a productive who's showing that there are productive tight end and it has to be at the right price, though, and we know that that being that, that's what he does, he's not gonna take anybody unless it's for the right price.
So I think, um, you know, I think that z e I mean, I'm not sure exactly who they should go for unnecessarily.
I don't know if I have anyone particularly in mind other than you know, Ingram and hurts.
And I don't even know if they'd be able to get either of those guys.
I think Ingram probably a little more likely than Earth's just because the you know the Giants are pretty shipped in for the year so far.
Um, but yeah, it's it's time to buy, I definitely think, um, adding, adding someone at the tight end position that could be productive to the point where it's basically an extra wide receiver is huge.
And obviously you know Dustin Aqsa, good blocker and Crofton block a little bit is well, eso may.
Maybe they're they're keeping holding onto those guys because they could do that.
And I know early in the season, Brian table like Thio move.
Dawson knocks all over the place.
He put him in it full back a lot.
He's gotten a decent amount of snaps at fullback.
Um, when he gets motioned in behind the line of scrimmage there.
So, um, I don't know.
It's kinda hard to tell, but the drops were a problem.
Um, you kind of give him a pass when he was a rookie.
It's like, Oh, you know, in college he didn't catch the ball much. He didn't get a lot of targets.
Um, and then But it's becoming a habit now, and that's just you can't drop the ball in the NFL.
You gotta make the catch when the ball is in your hands.
Yeah, and I think the thing here is that, like, I'd like to say, the bill will be sweet to see.
The Bills go after, like a premier tight end at the trade deadline, but like to obviously a much lesser extent, they're going to get Tommy Sweeney back at some point.
So maybe that's, um, reinforcements there.
I think if they're going to go after a position, I don't know personnel like a specific player, maybe they should go after, but position wise, I would say I would think they should go after, like, a linebacker or a corner.
Like who's on the market? From that perspective, we had a chance to sign Prince Amukamara.
We didn't, so I don't know how aggressive the bills would be.
If this defensive trend continues, then maybe they would be a little more aggressive.
But maybe they'll see if, like Levi Wallace comes back, Milano comes back.
Maybe they maybe they don't.
So, um, I do like the idea of going after someone at the deadline.
I just don't know.
I just don't know what the right answer is because, you know, in theory, we have guys coming back, so it'll be interesting.
So before we before we kind of get towards the end of the show and kind of talk about predictions and things like that.
I wanna I wanna go through a few over unders with you play.
So I'm gonna start with the bills, um, over under's for tonight's game, and I want to hear your reasoning for some of this.
So just to kind of lay lay the land here, the bills are 5.
5 point underdogs.
Three over under on the game has now moved to 55 a half.
It dropped from 57 a half.
I imagine that's because of the conditions.
Um, but they've got the bills right now.
Total points for the bills they've got at 26 a half.
So I'm going to start with that 26 a half points for the bills over under or N y.
Um, I'm gonna say over probably I think the run game will be more effective than what we've seen so far.
I think Josh Allen had a fine game.
The I don't think there was really other than that one interception that he threw where he just didn't see.
Um, Butler kind of hiding behind.
You know, that he was hiding behind a couple of guys, you know, he stuck out.
It was a good play on his part, and Josh mentioned that he was getting greedy on that play.
And we could kind of see toward the end.
You know, maybe he was trying to be a little bit of hero ball.
Josh, you know, Sugar, Sugar Rush.
Josh as, uh, as you know, Brand likes to call him, but, um, I think I don't think I don't think the offense is the problem.
I think scoring points should be should be fairly easy this week.
Just because I don't think I don't think the I don't think the Chiefs have a great defense.
I think they're gonna be able to exploit it a little bit.
Um, you know, maybe get maybe get a nice deep.
All passed, I think.
You know, my initial prediction was Bills probably gonna score around 28 points.
So I'd say over, but maybe not by much.
I think most people in the comments section are agreeing with you.
Ah, lot of overs talking about in the comments section A few unders.
But you know, it's a good number.
It's kind of like, you know, three touchdowns, two field goals for touchdowns.
I feel like that is doable, especially based on what we saw the first four weeks of this season.
I mean, it's hard to kind of like avoid the recency bias of what you just saw against the Titans and realize that this team had put up over 30 points.
Eso you know, we've got people saying over, but the bills still lose over in the bills win, But a lot of people, a lot of people thinking, be over there.
Okay, so let's move into, Ah, little bit of, Ah, some player over unders here.
So let's start with Let's let's do a chief's let's do it, little Chiefs over under and see how you're feeling about this defense specifically against Clyde Edwards. Hilaire.
So he's been one of the more dynamic backs.
Obviously, early in the season, rookie has been backing up a lot of scrimmage yards per game between running and receiving the over under for Clyde.
Total rushing and receiving on the night is 10 5.5.
Do you like that? Over or under for Clyde? I'm total yards.
I'll probably say over.
That's a tough one.
That's That's a pretty good line.
Whoever's coming up with those lines, that's a good one, because I that Z it's hard to tell.
They've been pretty good.
They've been pretty good against the run, you know, They just stopped Derrick Henry, who just went off, and, you know, they were able to stop Josh Jacobs, who I thought was gonna have a great game, is well, both of those guys air a little more.
A little more power based, not so much quickness based Edward Teller.
He's a He's a smaller guy.
He can he can wiggle through a little bit, so I think it'll be interesting to see if he is able to do that.
I think maybe in the past game he might.
He might get a little more action just because hopefully the Bills are protecting the deep ball and it'll force my homes to check down to him a little bit more.
So you know, I I think it probably be a good thing if he ends up getting that, because that means we're stopping the big plays from from the wide receivers that we should be worrying about.
Yeah, comments section.
We've got a couple unders.
Couple people saying Tough call Richard Rush says.
Under Bills D shows up and out.
Uh, Bill Basner says. Tough call on Clyde.
I mean, it's a good number, right? He's been He's been right around that mark for the season.
Um, you know the Bills, you know, for all their flaws on defense, at least the last two games have held Josh Jacobs and Henry and check, at least on the ground.
They held them in check on DA Honestly, like running backs. Haven't done.
Haven't been doing the damage against the Bills in the passing game.
It's really been the Titans and receivers.
So, um, do I cautiously optimistic Li se under on the Clyde Yard? Official.
I might have just jinxed it, but I'll say under, I think the Bills maybe hold him to around 80 90 total yards of total combined yards from scrimmage.
Big storyline coming into this game with Milano being out, you know, the Bills might have some struggles here covering Kelsey over the middle.
They've got Kelsey with a healthy over under of 6.
5 catches in 77 a half yards.
So you know, why don't we talk about both of those 6.
5 for Kelsey? 77 a half yards? Um, I personally think he's going over on the catches.
I don't know, because the bills may try to protect.
Like you said over the top, they may be just kind of allowing they underneath stuff, but I mean, for me, I think it's a clear over on the receptions and the yards? I don't know.
I would say I would say, Maybe over on the receptions and under on the yards for me.
I'm going over on both.
I think it's I mean, it all kind of depends, too.
You know, I'm maybe I'm being a little optimistic that we're able to stop the over the top stuff.
Um, but I think if they if they look at the group, the blueprints that air there that the Patriots did and the Raiders did, I think it's gonna be over for both for Kelsey because they're probably are One of our biggest weaknesses is when the tight end just does a little scat route, you know, five yards out, you know, five yards.
Turn in has been a huge problem for us.
Especially off play action.
If the if you were gonna play action, pass that the linebackers come way up and the tight ends have been open.
So I think I think it's probably gonna be over for both I Travis Kelsey should be an asset.
They should be feeding him all game.
If I'm the Kansas City Chiefs, I want him targeted.
10 times at least.
Yeah, American be said I'm scared.
Trade Murphy garbage with the money.
Well, the trend Murphy is not gonna be on the field tonight.
So it really he really is a waste of money because he's not even playing.
So there you go.
Yeah, people in the comments section are scared of Kelsey.
Rightfully so. No.
Milano, Kelsey, over 100 yards says Lone wolf Richard, rush this push.
Uh, you know, other people say, you know, over Travis scares me over of both.
I see him grabbing about 10 over the middle like you said.
So, uh, Scott Blakely, uh, contributor for us on the blog's says Kelsey will get double digit catches in 100 yards and two t d S e Seems like the Comments section has no faith in stopping Travis Kelsey tonight, which, honestly, like a It's a tough to order, regardless.
So I kind of understand where they're coming from.
But, man that Zatz tough.
So let's for the last over under on the Chiefs.
Let's go to the guy the the M V p Super Bowl champ, the richest man in the history of football, Patrick Mahomes.
Um, they've got my homes.
Total passing are set at 30 6.
5 and total touchdown passes at 2.5.
I'm gonna tell you right now, I like him going over both of those.
I think he's going for 350.
Easy through the air, and I think he's gonna throw three or four touchdowns this game.
Man, if I'm If I have Patrick Mahomes on my fantasy team this week knowing where the bills struggle on defense, uh, you know, I'm really happy.
Uh, if I'm, like, meeting like some points tonight, they went toe win my match up.
I'm happy if I have Patrick Mahomes.
So I like him going over both easily.
I agree with you there.
Over around both.
Uh, we couldn't stop Tannehill.
Now I'm not saying Tannehill is not a good, you know, not a good quarterback.
Tanner was doing very well this year.
I think he should.
He's working his way into the M V P conversation right now, especially with Aaron Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers did bad.
Josh Allen had a had a bad game.
Is that a bad game? Now? I think he's working his way into that EVP.
Let me ask you this is he is he number two right now behind Russell Wilson and the M V P. Talk.
Who? Tannehill? No, it's Aaron Rodgers.
Okay, I'm a very I I've said it earlier this year.
Aaron Rodgers was the front runner before that game against Tampa Bay.
And I think I think he's still behind right behind Wilson there.
Who? Tell me who is going to Can you name? Can you name two of his wide receivers off the top of your head? Who? Rogers, Uh, scandal ing and yeah, claiming a Saint Brown.
I don't think Brown Yeah, yeah.
So I mean, if those are the guys that you throw into on, you know that that Tanyon guy at tight end, But he's definitely Oh, no Pierce of the comments.
I talked about your race hate here.
He's talking about because we just we just kind of just glossed over the fact that Holmes was gonna easily go over 300 yards and 2 2.
5 TDC states, you all are tripping defense bills, events gonna go back on prime time and show the world the defense's back hot.
Love his worst game of the season in front of the world.
That is a hot take because, man, uh, you know, the Chiefs are coming off a loss to and they're going to be a little upset and have a little something Thio prove.
You know, I can't wait to see the conversation that takes place between Pierre and Rico in the in the Twitter chat.
Because you could see Rico was not confident as he left right in Pierre on the other side.
You know, he's That's what I love about here, though he's always so confident and he's got, It's just got such a positive attitude about everything.
It's like it's kind of infectious.
So you know, I love that about him.
We need we need optimist.
We need positive positive vibes.
So, uh, he's saying a little treat.
He we might go live during the game.
I won't I won't be.
But I think Pierre and Steve might so we'll see what happens there.
So that'll be fun.
The heart says channels not discussion from people tearing.
I don't know, man.
Tannehill's numbers look pretty **** good so far.
This is probably at the bottom of that list, too, though I think he you know, he's probably it top 10 contention for it.
But the Bills just shut him down.
For the most part. He didn't have a great game against Chris.
Doesn't appreciate us being Debbie downers.
Look, I'm not saying like I'm not saying the Bills can't win while allowing all these yards, but like it's gonna be, It's probably gonna be one of those games where we got to score like 35 40 points to win.
I think when originally right after the Titans game, my initial thought was This is gonna be the first meaningful shootout in Buffalo since we played the Patriots in 2011.
I think it's gonna be I think it's gonna be a real showdown.
I think both guys, you know, both quarterbacks, they're gonna wanna be on their a game coming off a loss.
So I think it'll be fun to watch.
I've you know, I've been when you watch these two guys, Um, excuse me, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen.
They play super similar football.
They could move around in the pocket.
They could make the crazy throws.
They don't have to have their feet set to make the good throw their shoulders, don't have to be square to make a good throw.
I think it's gonna be really This is probably gonna be one of the more entertaining games to watch this year, for sure.
And yeah, just because we're guessing the over on these doesn't mean that that I don't that I think they don't have a chance to win the game.
I think they have a great chance to win the game.
It's just about how many mistakes are we gonna make today? We made a bunch last week.
Can we leave them on last week? Can we leave all those ugly turnovers and penalties in in, you know, for in last week? If they can, I think they have a very good chance of winning this game.
Yeah, and the mistakes.
You know, Obviously the turnovers killed us because they set up the Titans with short fields and then the defense of mistakes.
On top of that, plus the penalties, it was all over the place.
I mean, even special teams, we had a fumble, so, you know, mistakes everywhere.
All right, so let's get into a few quick bills over unders before we get to our predictions and we'll start with Devin Singletary, a guy that, you know everyone was all in the Libyan Bell train.
I mean, like, I don't think I'll say this.
There were very few people that were actively saying like Noto, Lady on Bell.
I think everyone was generally like most people.
I mean, I know I'm generalizing a little bit, but from what I saw on Twitter Ah, lot of people wanted Thio bring lady on it and you know, Devin Singletary is still there. So he's lying tonight.
Total rushing, receiving we said Clyde was at 105.
Devon's total rushing and receiving tonight is at 75 a half, which I think is a pretty high number for him.
Just based on what kind of what's happened the last couple of games.
Um, Total rushing and receiving 75 a half clay, what do you think for Devin over under that I'm gonna say over for him.
I think he I think the motivation, you know, all that lady in belt talk.
I think he's ****ed off a little bit, and he should be because the way he's been playing, I I was a big fan of bringing in Lady on Bell.
And if you can sign a guy like I said, we're in win now mode.
If we could bring on a guy that you know, you know, maybe he hasn't been the kind of guy that that we saw in in Pittsburgh.
He hasn't been that guy in a couple of years, but if he's a guy that could bring an extra element to the offense that he's, you know, we'll bring him in on a one year contract.
I would've been fine with it.
So I think I think that should be, you know, a fire under ah, fire under Singletary's ass.
I want to see him get after it early today.
I think he's gonna be ****ed off, and he's gonna you know, hopefully he's taking some ankles today.
I think I think he's gonna get the over.
All right, I'm gonna I'm gonna throw it.
Little bit of a curveball at you with this one.
So they've got stiff on digs on here with total receptions 5.
5 total receiving yards 86 a half.
5 that should be an easy over for him on receptions.
But here's an interesting one for you.
Longest reception of the evening.
27 a half yards over.
Under This kind of gets back to what we were talking about.
The beginning of the show is Are they gonna go? Are they gonna kind of open it up again? Go back to some of those deep balls that, you know, we always talk about John Brown stretching the field.
But it's been Stefon Diggs who's been the one catching most of deep balls.
And obviously John Brown plays a factor in that and kind of like moving coverage off.
Giving Stefon Diggs one on one but 27 a half.
Longest reception for Stefon Diggs tonight.
Over or under, I'm gonna say over, I think, um, he he didn't the big place weren't there last week on bats because the Titans shut him down.
So, you know, the bills have that film to they're gonna go in and look and be like, Okay, They took this away.
How we gonna get the deep ball back? Um, I think he's gonna get.
I think he's gonna get a big one, even if it's a contested catch.
I think at some point, Josh, he's gonna give him a chance Thio to go up and and make a catch.
Um, because things could do that.
I think up until this point in the season, he's been top five every week in contested catches.
So, um, he's a guy that can do that.
If he's in one on one coverage, give him a chance.
And I think, uh, I think, yeah, he'll get He'll get a big one today.
Yeah, And just to answer this question, yeah, it includes, like whatever the yardages total for the reception.
So it doesn't mean when, like where he caught it, it's just total.
So you take a look.
It's the fund digs right? And just to kind of talk about this for a quick second he's at He's at 509 receiving yards going into this game, which is still good enough for fifth in the NFL.
Um, he's only about 45 47 yards behind Robby Anderson, who's actually that's crazy to think Robby Anderson is leaving the NFL receiving yards, but Robbie Anderson's at 5 66 since Stefan digs at 509 heading into tonight.
So we could be talking about.
And obviously, DeAndre Hopkins hasn't is yet to play a play tonight as well.
Who's just ahead of digs? But we could talking about one of those two guys.
DeAndre Hopkins were Stefon Diggs leading the NFL in receiving yards by the time this night is over, heading into next week.
So 27 a half I love to see the Bills kind of like open it up a little bit more, kind of like take a few more shots.
So you know what? I'll optimistically say that he will go over that for his longest reception.
All right, so let's talk about Josh Allen now to round out the over and under's here.
Um, here's another fun one, and this one is one that I see on the book every week, and you know, we'll get to the passing yards and touchdowns, but I want to start with.
One is kind of like a similar to the digs.
Will he throw an interception? Yes or no tonight? I don't think he's going Thio.
I say that optimistically because you never know, you know, it's it's interceptions.
You're such a all you need just one play to go wrong And, uh, but I don't think he's gonna I think he's gonna be a lot safer with the ball.
Um, And unless we get a Tyler cross situation, I don't think he's gonna Okay, Yeah, I think I think he will.
But I think he will add, like, three or four touchdowns to that makes.
I think he'll pass for three, maybe run for one and he might throw one pick.
But, you know, like you said, it's so hard to be perfect on every throw and just takes one weird bounce.
So, um, so I'll say yes, but I think he'll offset that with a good stat line tonight.
So speaking of his stat line, they've got his passing yards set at 2 92.5.
And isn't that crazy that to think about right, like coming into this season, he hadn't thrown a 300 yard game and like this is where we're setting these over unders for Josh Allen passing yards right around 300.
It's pretty incredible to 92 a half, and they've got his over under on touchdown passes only at 1.5.
So how do you now? Now, I will say they've got juice on the 1.5.
5 so minus 1 50 the over or the and the under is plus 1 55.
So they're kind of They're kind of saying that the over is more likely there, which I think it will be.
I think he's gonna at least throw to tonight.
So, what do you think? And and I want to hear your take on the yards as well.
What was the arch number again to 92 a half in 92 a half? I said the over for Singletary.
I'll probably say the under for Josh, then, um, just because, you know, you gotta have balance.
Um, could he go over easily? Easily.
He could go over, especially against this defense.
You know, I might switch.
I might change my money. Go with the over.
I mean, e think he could do it for sure.
I think it just depends on how much time they have the ball, Um, easily.
I think he could go over that.
He's done it almost every game.
Has he been over that number every game except for last week? I think.
Yeah, last week was his first came under 300.
So it was like what he was like to 62 or something.
It wasn't a bad game.
It wasn't even a bad game.
And they barely had the ball and they kept turning it over.
His drives were getting cut short, so I think he could do it.
I think he could do it.
We'll say the over for that.
It's gonna be a shoot out, you know? Yeah.
I like the I like the over.
I like the overall both, I really do.
I think that I mean, at the end of the day, he's gonna throw for over 302 or three touchdowns, you know, like I said, maybe the one pick, But, I mean, the bills were gonna have to pass the ball a lot in this game.
We can't expect that.
We're gonna hold the Chiefs toe.
I mean, if we hold the chiefs honestly to like some even anywhere in the 24 to 28 point range.
I think that's a win for the Bills, to be honest with you.
And that kind of leads into now, where we're going to wrap up this show the last couple minutes here and want the comments.
Section two blow up here now, too.
With your predictions, we'll start putting those predictions up on the screen.
So play we'll start with you as a czar.
Secret producer is going to start putting up these predictions on the screen.
Let's start with your prediction.
Tell us why and who you think is gonna win.
I'm gonna go 34 to 28.
The bill's gonna win.
It's gonna be a shootout.
Bills get the ball last.
Josh Allen is gonna take him on a game winning drive like he does 15 points, man.
But you think the Chiefs are only gonna get 15 points against our defense? No way.
That's very optimistic.
But I think I think if field goals for Harrison, but seriously but might do as well as Young Way coup didn't against me in fantasy this one, but but yeah, I think it's gonna be a shootout.
Whoever gets the ball last, um, is probably gonna win the game, I think.
Eso Yeah, it's I'm excited.
Honestly, this is gonna be big money game for the NFL.
If you can keep the Chiefs under 30 points, that's a huge win.
Keep him under 30 points.
I could see that too.
I think it's gonna be right around the thirties range and it could go either way.
Flip a coin on who's gonna win? Yeah, it's interesting.
The there's money there.
It looks like there was money coming in on the under because the game, uh, game was 57 a half as of yesterday, announced down the 55 a half.
I wonder whether has some kind of factor in that. I'm sure it does.
We've got a lot of people saying, you know, in that 30 point range for the Bills and the Chiefs, Um, we've got **** James James James James does.
He doesn't hold back e.
I don't think that's a home or take, by the way, the 3rd 42 35.
I think that's realistic in the sense that, like, it's going to be high scoring on both sides.
The one thing you don't want to happen is for the Chiefs to get up big and the Bills just can't can't get and can't get into it.
Right? Because then you're really in trouble.
I don't I don't think that's gonna be a big issue, though, because it's the bills were built different this year.
Where it you know, if if the Chiefs get a big lead, the Bills could come right back and scored on a big play.
And I think you know Troy Davis whites back.
At least that's gonna help him a lot.
Eso You know, I think they're gonna be able to get more, more e think they're gonna be able to get more? Um, you know, a few more stops.
Hopefully, you know, someone said no punk game, ASU.
Much as I would love to see that, I would like it even more if I saw the Chiefs pundit a couple times.
Yeah, No kidding.
Uh, Borquez could be a weapon in this game if we, you know, if we need to make the chiefs go like the field he's been playing.
Well, I don't know what happened with him in this off season, but he just needs to hold the ball better.
Yeah, but he brought out the boom stick.
You know, McAfee McAfee put him up on his feed.
Eso Yeah, he's e He had kicked, like, a 71 yarder.
Nick Gallo here with a good comment.
I did have this in my notes.
Gotta win the turnover.
Ballard just really quick.
The bills air minus two on the season on the turnover margin, they have had six takeaways, toe eight giveaways, the Chiefs Air plus five.
They've only given the ball away three times have eight take away.
So you know, that's a seven differential between the Bills and the chiefs there between their differentials, which, you know, that's gotta change.
You can't turn the ball over against the Chiefs.
You can't give them short fields the Raiders for good, about not turning the ball over.
And they took the ball over from the Chiefs who have not given the ball away much this year.
My prediction for tonight Um this is like I mean, people are gonna hate me for this, but I think the Chiefs are gonna win.
I just, like, honestly, do think the Chiefs are gonna win.
I do think it's gonna be a high scoring game.
I do think the Bills will be much more competitive in this game than they were against against the Titans.
But I do think that the Chiefs might just have a little bit more.
Ah, little bit more experience.
A little bit more, you know, mental toughness.
Maybe coming back from a loss to maybe the Bills do.
We'll see how the bills react in this game, coming back from a tough loss against the Titans.
Can they respond favorably? You know, we saw him do it when they got blown out by the charters, you know, with Tyrod.
And they went to Peterman and then, you know, came back and they ended up beating the Chiefs in Arrowhead.
If you remember in 2017 So hey, you know, we'll see.
I do think that the Chiefs to win tonight, though, and I'm going to say it's, uh, Chiefs 35 Bills 31 I'll say, is my prediction.
That's realistic, you know, like I said, it really could go Either way, I could see the cheese swimming because, like you said, they have experience in those tight games.
You know Josh Allen's captain clutch, but can can he? Can he maintain that when he's in a shootout with, you know, Patrick Mahomes? He's got an M V P and a Super Bowl M V P under his belt.
Can you go toe to toe with that guy? You know you know how How big are those cones? And can you really throw it over those mountains, man? Richard, I would love that 38 34 bills, Man.
It would be so sweet, though, of like it was like, kind of like a shootout.
And the Bills came out on top like, I almost find that to be, like, more satisfying than if it was like then if it was like a blowout, honestly, like sometimes so shootout wins or like, more satisfying to win it like that Rams game was so satisfying.
Way blue, that big lead I was but but sweating eso I'm gonna we're gonna wrap with that.
It's 4 30 now on the east to give everyone clay with products using that Bryce Harper Bryce Harper's Something sculpting Clay.
Something like that.
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Uh, that's really nice.
I e I don't have the hair for that.
Josh has got a new cut for tonight.
E you kind of have.
He kind of said, Cut that.
You got a little bit and maybe a little more off the sides.
But I usually get a get a little buzz of fate on the sides.
I'm growing it out for Halloween, but, well, you know, maybe, maybe afterward we'll show up with a fresh cut one day.
Alright, Well, we're gonna let everyone kind of settling get to their happy hours.
Since this is a weird situation, we're still in the middle of the afternoon.
I should be working right now, but I'm not.
So that's what where we are.
It's only 4 30 high and tight for life, so everyone enjoy the game.
Hopefully, you tune in tow.
Rico's postgame, the RICO report after the game and it's a victory and we don't see rated R Rico, although sometimes it is entertaining to see rated R Rico.
But we'll leave it at that clay.
Thanks for hanging with me the entire time this afternoon.
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Thank you for the comments and super chats.
Azzawi head out.
We always go. Go bills, bills.