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Buffalo Bills: Top questions entering Week 2 matchup with Miami Dolphins

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ORCHARD PARK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills looks to throw a pass against the New York Jets at Bills Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. Bills beat the Jets 27 to 17. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

These are the top questions for the Buffalo Bills entering Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins.

The Buffalo Bills were able to get the 2020 season kicked off on the right foot with a 27-17 victory over the New York Jets. They now will travel south to face another divisional opponent, the Miami Dolphins, and try to move to 2-0 for the second consecutive year.

The Dolphins were busy this offseason upgrading both their offense and defense and are coming off a 22-11 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. This is a team that has enough talent to compete for the AFC East title and it is just a matter of when it all comes together.

These are some of the top storylines for the Buffalo Bills entering Week 2.

Can Josh Allen continue his strong play against the Miami Dolphins?

It was a great game for Josh Allen in Week 1 as he went 33 of 46 for 312 passing yards, two passing touchdowns. He also added 57 rushing yards and one touchdown. He will now be facing a Miami Dolphins franchise that he has great success against early in his career.

In four games against the Dolphins, Josh Allen is currently 3-1, he has completed over 60% of his passes while averaging 228 passing yards, nearly 80 rushing yards with 13 total touchdowns and five interceptions.

While Josh Allen has done well against the Miami Dolphins, this is undoubtedly the most talented defense he will face in the four games against this franchise. In the offseason, they added players like Kyle Van Noy, Byron Jones, and Shaq Lawson to Xavien Howard and Jerome Baker.

This will be a good test for Josh Allen to show that the performance in Week 1 wasn’t just because he was facing a below-average defense.

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Chicago Bears: MVP, studs, and duds for week two

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The Chicago Bears leave Week 2 undefeated, here are the duds, studs and MVP

The Bears took care of business against a really bad Giants team, winning 17-13. The box score may not show it as much but the Chicago Bears were in control throughout the entire game. Scoring only 17 points can be considered a bit of a disappointment. Parts of the offense played well, while other parts of the unit left room for improvement.

Chicago Bears Week 2 Duds

Dud: Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller had a pretty rough game after coming off of a solid week one. Miller was held to zero catches on three targets during Sunday’s game. Including a drop in the endzone where coverage was tight but is a pass that Miller should’ve brought in. It seems Miller can be quite up down at times, and these two games are a perfect example.

Dud: The Tight Ends

The tight ends on the Bears roster had a very quiet day on Sunday. Three tight ends got snaps against the Giants and they went a combined, 2 catches, for 30 yards. Jimmy Graham had a catch and Cole Kmet caught the first catch of his career.

The tight end position was one of the most talked-about topics of the offseason. With what they invested in that position over the offseason, these are the kind of results the Bears want to stay away from.

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Latest Colts injury update suggests offense could be in big trouble vs Vikings

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The Colts are not expected to have Michael Pittman Jr. in action on Sunday.

Facing a tough Week 2 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, life isn’t getting any easier for the Indianapolis Colts, who are already without starting tight end Jack Doyle (in addition to Trey Burton, who was placed on IR before the season started) and Marlon Mack, whose season is ended after a torn Achilles.

The offense continues to get banged up. The O-line’s minor issues heading into last week were a concern, but now the passing game is taking even more of a hit. While Zach Pascal is expected to play despite an ankle injury, rookie Michael Pittman Jr. will not suit up due to an injured toe he suffered against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Pittman Jr. only had two catches for 20 yards last week, but his presence on the field likely opened up opportunities for others in the passing game.

Luckily, the Colts have solid depth at the wide receiver position, with Pascal, TY Hilton and Parris Campbell. Pittman’s size and style brought a different element to that group, though.

This just means Campbell will have to follow up his impressive Week 1 performance with another against a weak Vikings secondary. Head coach Frank Reich is also going to have to lean a bit on the run game after abandoning it (for whatever reason) in Jacksonville when the Colts had the lead. Nyheim Hines and Jonathan Taylor need to set the tone.

Indy is also excited at the prospect of third-year tight end Mo Alie-Cox, who is an absolute unit at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds. He’s been a revelation as a blocker, but has also shown flashes as a pass-catcher. He’s difficult to bring down and can do serious damage in open space. His lack of experience as a starter, though, poses a bit of an issue.

But if there was any week to feature some players who need to see the field more or others who don’t exactly have a top-notch rapport with Rivers, it’s now against the Vikings, who have lost key players Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph, Xavier Rhodes, Mackensie Alexander, Trae Waynes and Andrew Sendejo in free agency.

We all saw what the Packers did to them. Time to follow that blueprint.

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Chiefs vs. Chargers inactives: Demone Harris, Alex Okafor out for Chiefs

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list of inactive players.

For the Chiefs, a few names were predictable since cornerback Charvarius Ward and defensive end Alex Okafor were absent from practice for the entire week. The team already declared that both defenders would miss Sunday’s road game, but neither player has been placed on injured reserve. Defensive tackle Khalen Saunders was also injured last week, but unlike Ward and Okafor, he’s expected out for quite some time, hence his placement on IR earlier this week.

Other players on the Chiefs inactives list include defensive end Demone Harris, tight end Ricky Seals-Jones, and offensive lineman Yasir Durant. The Harris inclusion on this list means Taco Charlton will be active for the Chiefs defensive line.

As for the Chargers, running back Justin Jackson will miss the team’s first AFC West showdown. The team’s seventh round pick in 2018 went down with a quad injury in the team’s Week 1 over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Chargers still have plenty of talent at the position with Austin Ekeler as the lead back and impressive fourth round rookie Joshua Kelley as his primary tandem partner now with Jackson out.

Here’s the full list of inactive players for the Chiefs:

  • Yasir Durant, OL
  • Demone Harris, DL
  • Alex Okafor, DL
  • Ricky Seals-Jones, TE
  • Chavarius Ward, CB

Here’s the list of inactive players for the Chargers:

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