Buffalo Bills: Ranking the 5 best running backs on 2023 schedule

The Buffalo Bills defense will have their work cut out for them when they face these five running backs.
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4.) Travis Etienne - Jacksonville Jaguars

When the Bills face off against the Jaguars, they will meet in London for a potential playoff matchup between Trevor Lawrence and Josh Allen. The Jags are back to relevancy under head coach Doug Pederson and he was able to get the best out of the Jags’ offense, which includes running back Travis Etienne.

In his first full season with the Jags in 2022, Etienne was responsible for picking up 78 first downs for the offense, as well as rushing for 1,125 yards and five touchdowns. In addition, Etienne also added 316 receiving yards through the air.

Etienne has the ability to become a top ten back in the league this year barring any injuries. With his potential ceiling, Etienne may have not even reached his true potential.

One potential downside to his productivity this season is his pass-catching abilities out of the backfield, now that Lawrence has a true number one target in Calvin Ridley, in addition to Christian Kirk and tight end Evan Engram. If the Buffalo Bills want to win this anticipated matchup, shutting down Etienne will be a major key in it.