Buffalo Bills: 3 bold predictions for defense entering the 2023 season

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The defense gives up no more than four 100-yard rushing games to opposing offenses

In the 2022 season, the Bills allowed more than 100 rushing yards in seven games (one game where they gave up 208 yards on the ground to the Green Bay Packers). The run defense has been the teams’ kryptonite the last few seasons as they are able to stop the run for a stretch, but then give up a three to four game stretch where they cannot stop a nosebleed. The biggest question for this defense is how much will the unit miss the presence of Tremaine Edmunds? 

While Edmunds was shaky at times, he was a contributor in stopping the run. However, the Bills defensive line in the preseason was arguably the best unit on the field in three games. They looked aggressive and were able to push around starting offensive lines.

If you take out the 62-yard rushing touchdown that they gave up against the Pittsburgh Steelers, this defensive line looked like they were unstoppable. While they will have the tough task of facing various running backs who are hard runners, the additions of Poona Ford and a great preseason outing by Tim Settle can help Ed Oliver and DaQuan Jones within the rotation that the Bills do upfront.