The best thing about English football is that it makes for a great Sunday morning. The Week 5 schedule will get underway bright and early at 9:30 a.m. (ET) when the Buffalo Bills take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
This game should have some pyrotechnics attached, whether you’re a devoted supporter who sets the alarm to see the Bills or who stays up late to hope that receiver Stefon Diggs can aid your fantasy squad in the second half.
Josh Allen, the quarterback for Buffalo, has led the team to three straight routs and is performing at a level deserving of some hardware. He has a league-best completion percentage of 74.8% and has scored nine of his 11 total touchdowns in the air.
Since the Week 1 defeat to the New York Jets, he has been able to avoid unnecessary hits and project comfort within the line of scrimmage.
He’ll lead Buffalo into war in 2023 against an unexpectedly strong defense. Jacksonville ranks in the top ten in terms of predicted points added per play and success rate despite having limited depth in the secondary and an edge rusher who was previously selected first overall, Travon Walker, not developing as expected.
Meanwhile, the Bills’ defense is off to a strong start. Despite having to deal with the absence of cornerback Tre’Davious White, their propensity for creating turnovers has made them one of the top football teams. The Jaguars have the firepower to compete with anyone against a formidable cast of players supporting quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Maintaining the winning streak will depend on finding the solutions in the secondary and making Lawrence uncomfortable. Von Miller’s homecoming is a “safe bet,” therefore Buffalo might come back to the States even better than when they went.