Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans are still riding high following their win over Philadelphia, and a road game vs the Buffalo Bills should provide positive momentum.
The 2018 season for the Tennessee Titans has shown promise in the month of September. Despite Quarterback Marcus Mariota suffering an injury, he returned to lead the team against the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles last weekend in an overtime win. The former Oregon QB threw two touchdowns including the game-winner in overtime to Wide Receiver Corey Davis.
The team is at the top of the AFC South Standings with a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tennessee heads to Buffalo to take in the Bills and Josh Allen. Buffalo had a key early season win against the Minnesota Vikings but stumbled last week against the Green Bay Packers. The Bills Offensive Line struggled as Allen was sacked seven times in a loss to Green Bay.
The work that the former Oregon Quarterback has put in with his Receiving Corps in the offseason is starting to bear fruit during the regular season. The team can compete this season in their division with the Houston Texans having a rough start this season. Road wins will be extremely important and Mariota knows he and his teammates will need a solid showing against the Buffalo Bills.
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Against the Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee saw 400 yards on Offense for the game including a big third down and long play that was converted for a first down in overtime. The play led to the game-winning touchdown. While the Tennesee O-Line has played well to keep Mariota protected, the Buffalo Offensive Line needs to do better.
The Bills have a solid blueprint into what a young Offense in the NFL could look like with Tennessee and Mariota this week. If Allen is given protection he has shown he has the ability to not only throw the ball but to also run the ball and improvise on the spot. (see hurdling a member of the Minnesota Vikings Defense.)
Tennessee is the stronger team this week and should win on the road against the Buffalo Bills. The Titans and Bills meet on Sunday, October 7th at 10 am Pacific Time.