Buffalo Bills: 3 bold predictions for the 2018 preseason opener

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Buffalo Bills football is finally back and we’re also back with our bolder than ever bold predictions for the game against the Carolina Panthers.

Buffalo Bills football is finally back in our lives Thursday. Unfortunately it’s only preseason but either way, it’s an exciting time.

It’s hard to judge exactly what Sean McDermott is going to do with his three quarterbacks against Carolina but it’s very likely that Josh Allen gets a lot of reps. I’m sure you’ve all missed these predictions, I know I have.

Anyway, into the always accurate bold predictions.

Josh Allen will put himself in the QB1 mix

At the moment it really seems as though the Bills are having a two-way QB battle between AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman. However, after Thursday night that might all change.

Picture this – Josh Allen plays the whole second half and puts on a show, with three touchdowns. All of a sudden everybody would be talking about the rookie and McDermott may be inclined to give him some more time with the first-team offense.

Of course this only works if AJ and Nate look below-par, which wouldn’t be the most surprising thing in the world, would it?

Brandon Reilly catches two TDs

The Bills wide receiver group is a difficult one to evaluate, although the addition of Corey Coleman is very welcome. Outside of Benjamin, Kerley and Zay, there are clearly a few roster spots up for grabs and I expect Brandon Reilly to make a big statement in the game. He was excellent in the last preseason and seems to be one of the more consistent receivers at training camp.

For the game itself, I’m predicting that Reilly will catch one touchdown from AJ and one from Allen to help give himself the best chance to stick on this Bills roster.

Peterman loses his grip on the starting job

Remember this is a bold prediction, there’s probably only a 25 percent chance of this happening after one game!

Peterman has had a few good days at camp but too often he lets a throw go into double or triple coverage and you can see just why he threw five picks in that one half. AJ is the “safe” option and Allen is the “exciting” option, don’t be surprised if Peterman ruins his chances against the Panthers with misplaced passes against a good defense.

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So those are my bold predictions for the game, feel free to abuse my choices or make your own in the comment section!