Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans: How to watch and final thoughts

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Even with a couple of starters out, Bills should remain aggressive on both sides of the ball to ascertain their pedigree in the AFC

Like last week, Buffalo faces another young and inexperienced signal-caller on Sunday. In Week 3 it was Taylor Heinicke who was in for a long day against Buffalo’s defense. He was intercepted twice and only completed 58 percent of his passes. He was often on the move in the pocket with one of his scrambles resulting in a fortuitous touchdown run.

On the flip side, Buffalo’s offense has taken their deep shots down the field. Since the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bills have scored 35 or more points in its last two contests; proving their willingness to stretch defenses and assert their quarterback’s ability to connect on those passes. Buffalo has also shown the propensity to run the football when needed with both Devin Singletary and Zack Moss successfully maneuvering through traffic for positive gains.

An aggressive game plan must be accompanied by antagonistic coaching. Bills head coach, Sean McDermott, should coach to put Houston away. Early. This means avoiding punting on fourth and one and wanting touchdowns over makeable field goals. An assertive game plan paired with authoritative coaching should fair well for the Bills at the final gun.