Buffalo Bills vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3 pregame thoughts for Week 14

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The weather in Tampa Bay is tailored for what the Bills do on offense

The Bills haven’t had many perfect weather games. They often fought against the elements to find ways to score points and move the ball. On Monday Night Football last week, the Bills were outplayed by its opponent in its own stadium and weather conditions.

Against the Houston Texans, the rain forced Allen to throw an interception on his first attempt. Even on Monday night in Tennessee, some rain flurries may have somehow inserted contingency options within the game plan. But this week, the Bills do not need to worry about the weather.

Sunday in Tampa, FL calls for 83 degrees and sunshine. And by the time the game reaches halftime, the sun will have set and the game will feel like a late-night primetime matchup; perfect conditions for a team whose passing offense has been grounded in recent weeks.

But with these conditions, the Bills’ inability to run the ball effectively, and Tampa’s stout defensive front, this weather still favors the Bills. The Bucs can throw the ball too, but they’ve played in much better weather games than Buffalo.

Must Read. 3 bold predictions for the Buffalo Bills in Week 14. light

Sunday afternoon is an opportunity, in front of most of the country, for the Bills to gain back the confidence and respect of their fans, analyst, and experts around the league. The Bills have earned the doubt and alienation from the media. But Sunday, they could win it all back. Many people believe the Bills would have given the Bucs a better game in last season’s Super Bowl. Well, a similar opportunity for the world to see is here.