Buffalo Bills: 5 bold predictions for the rest of the season after Week 5

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Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Can the Buffalo Bills earn their first Super Bowl victory? These are some bold predictions for the rest of the year.

The Buffalo Bills have looked like one of the best teams in the NFL to the start 2021 season. With a 4-1 record, the Bills have a two-game lead in their division, and after a huge road win over the Chiefs, the Bills look like genuine Super Bowl contenders.

With the defense playing like the best unit in the league and Josh Allen in the MVP conversation, the Bills are tailor-made to continue this level of play over the long run. These are four bold predictions for the Bills the rest of the 2021 season.

Dawson Knox leads the Buffalo Bills in receiving touchdowns

Five games into the 2021 season, Dawson Knox has already matched his career total for touchdowns coming into the year. Know has broken out in a big way and has become a focal part of the offense with five touchdowns through 5 weeks. Knox currently holds the team lead by a small margin over Emmanuel Sanders and Zack Moss, who have found pay dirt four times.

Knox’s connection with Josh Allen is the strongest it has ever been, and there is reason to believe that this level of play can be sustainable. Knox is seeing the field at increasingly high rates, and with more snaps, there are more opportunities for the young tight end to make plays.

Knox can get open deep down the field, and he succeeds as a runner after the catch. Between his skills and opportunities, Knox will continue to find the end zone and will lead the Bills in touchdowns in 2021.

Dawson Knox will set franchise records for the Buffalo Bills

As a bonus bold prediction, Dawson Knox not only will lead the team but also set franchise records. With the way he is playing right now, Dawson Knox has a chance to run right into the Bills tight-end record book.

Averaging 52.2 yards per game, Knox is currently on pace to have 887 receiving yards this season. Paul Costa set the Bills single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end back in 1967 when he had 726 yards.

The single-season touchdown mark is also well within the grasps of Knox, as Scott Chandler currently holds it with six touchdowns. If Knox keeps up this level of play, he will smash both records before the end of the year.

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