How To Bet On Titans Bills – Buffalo Stays On Winning Track
Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills – Sunday October 21, 2012 1:00PM EST
The football betting experts were pretty shocked when the Buffalo Bills’ defense had two of the worst back to back weeks in NFL history in weeks four and five of the 2012 season. The team had surrendered more than 90 points and over 800 yards in two games. When the Bills blew up the bank to improve its defense in the offseason, the expectations were high. But the early returns on that investment were not promising at all. An improved defensive performance in Arizona in week six has helped to bolster the confidence of the Bills and get the team looking towards the future.
The Tennessee Titans is still looking for an identity on offense and defense that it can grab onto and run with. The betting sites cannot tell if Tennessee wants to be a running team or a passing team. The Titans have no identifiable offensive scheme that would make it stand out, and the team plays a very generic form of defense. The one good thing that the Titans have going is that it may be getting starting quarterback Jake Locker back from injury for this game. With Locker back in the lineup, the Titans may be able to start carving out its own offensive identity.
Why the Bills Will Win
The Tennessee Titans’ offensive line has been having problems all season in pass protection. That is one of the reasons why Locker has been knocked out of two games so far this season. The sportsbook experts have noticed that the Tennessee running game has been improving slowly, but it is hardly enough to compensate for the problems in the passing game. With a combination of problems like that, the Buffalo defense should be able to penetrate the Tennessee line and put a lot of pressure on whoever is playing quarterback. That leaves the game in the hands of running back Chris Johnson, which is not a situation that offers a lot of hope for the Titans.
Why the Titans Will Win
If Tennessee can get the ball over the Buffalo defensive line, then the receivers and tight ends for Tennessee have a chance at moving the ball forward and making up some yardage. The Buffalo secondary is extremely opportunistic, but it also tends to overcommit and make mistakes that allow the opposition to score. Tennessee needs to exploit the aggressive nature of the Buffalo secondary if it wants to win the game.
The Bottom Line
The Buffalo Bills come into this game with a little momentum and a lot to prove. The Titans lack the cohesiveness the team would need to come away with a win in this game. Take the Bills to win its second game in a row.
Pick: Buffalo Bills