Buffalo Bills: Keys to Victory and Final Score Prediction for Week 4
Capitalize on a weak Raiders defense
Through three weeks, the Bills offense ranks third in the NFL for points forced with 31 points per game and 4th in the NFL for yards gained with 434 yards per game. Conversely, the Raiders defense ranks 25th in points allowed with 30 points allowed per game and 27th in yards allowed with 406 yards allowed per game.
To be a truly elite offense, you have to take care of teams you are supposed to beat and remain competitive with teams that pose a threat. In Week 4, the Bills and Josh Allen need to prove that they can take advantage of weaker defenses. Although John Brown left the game early against the Rams last week because of a foot/calf injury, rookie wide receiver Gabriel Davis proved that he can shoulder the responsibilities of being the outside receiver opposite of Stefon Diggs. Last week, Davis hauled in all four of his targets for 81 yards. This performance from Davis should prove to the Bills coaching staff that they can be cautious about Brown’s injury because they have a viable replacement.
Additionally, the Bills offense may have Zack Moss returning to action in week 4 against a weak run defense. Although Devin Singletary proved last week that he can take the work as the primary back, it cannot hurt to get fresh legs in the mix for this week 4 matchup against the Raiders. To emphasize this point, the Raiders defense is 28th in rushing yards allowed this season with 491 total rushing yards allowed through three games and 30th in yards allowed per carry at a rate of 5.6 yards per carry.
Hopefully, Week 4 is the week that Bills fans get to see just how efficient Singletary and Moss can be together.