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Top 10 reasons why Buffalo’s Week 5 matchup will be golden

Posted Oct 8, 2016

As the Bills prepare to take on the Rams on the road, here are the top 10 reasons this Week 5 matchup will be golden.


10. “Going going, back back, to Cali”

Oh come on, you had to know that was coming.

After 20 long years, the Bills are going back to Cali to take on the Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and we’re feeling pretty good about it.

9. McDonald Bowl

Bills defensive backs coach Tim McDonald is one of six former University of Southern California (USC) Trojans that will return to the Coliseum to face the Rams. With countless storylines surrounding their homecoming, one of the most intriguing is McDonald’s. His son T.J., also a member of the Trojan family, has spent the last four years as a member of the Rams defense. The duo both served as captains at USC, the only father-son captains in Trojan history. 

“It’s just going to be surreal,” said McDonald. “My son is a professional and I’m a professional. We understand that he’s going to try and beat dad and dad’s going to continue to do what he’s used to doing…He’s a competitor, I’m a competitor and I wish him the best, but on that day, we’ll be against each other.”

Bring on the McDonald Bowl.

8. Golden weather

Things are certainly looking golden in the Golden State this weekend. With a forecast calling for 88 degrees and sunshine, we’ll take it.

7. Bills reload

Offenses, beware. Mr. Big Stuff is back. Activated to the Bills 53-man roster just a few days before touching down in LA, DT Marcell Dareus is ready to get back in the swing of things.

6. Bills Run Deep

Two words. Shady. McCoy. His name is like music to the ears of all Bills fans and fantasy fanatics alike.  Escaping defenders since he was drafted in 2009, McCoy has already racked up 297 yards rushing and three touchdowns this season. Finishing two straight games with over 100 total yards, we like his chances on a third.

5. Zach attack

Bills LB Zach Brown has taken the NFL by storm. Attacking the opposition from all angles, Brown currently leads the League in tackles with 51 on the season and was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against division foe the Patriots. Brown’s effort begs the question, what can't he do?

4. What’s good with Robert Woods?

It’s safe to say that WR Robert Woods has embraced his increased workload in Buffalo’s offense. Reaching 2,000 yards receiving last week in New England, Woods will look to boost that number this weekend when he returns home to the Coliseum.

3. Defensive stand

It’ll be a tale of two defenses when the Bills take on the Rams. Which one will come out on top? Call us biased, but we’re taking the Bills. After shutting out the Patriots on the road, and without Dareus nonetheless, this Buffalo defense is ready.

2. Going for three

When it comes to wins, what’s better than two in a row? Well, that’s an easy one—three. Faced with a golden opportunity in Week 5, the Bills will look to win three consecutive games for the first time since games 1-3 in 2011. A victory would propel the Bills boys to 3-2 on the season.

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1. Bills Fight On!

Although they’ll make their return to the Coliseum as visitors, it’s safe to say that WR Robert Woods, CBs Nickell Robey-Coleman and Kevon Seymour, RB Reggie Bush, defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman and defensive backs coach Tim McDonald, will take with them the traditions that they established while at USC.

Striving for their third consecutive win, the Bills will Fight On.


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