1. A statistical look at Buffalo's offensive growth from 2019 to 2020
With four games down and 12 more to go, the Bills are a quarter of the way through the 2020 season and have shown much improvement on offense since 2019. Points, yards, touchdowns, third down conversion percentage and more have all increased. How does it compare to last season?
Here's a look at some offensive stats so far this year compared to last.
- Total offense per game – 2020: 409.5 yards per game (4th), 2019: 330.2 yards per game (24th)
- Passing yards per game – 2020: 316 passing yards per game (2nd), 2019: 201.8 passing yards per game (26th)
- Points per game – 2020: 30.8 points per game (tied 5th), 2019: 19.6 points per game (23rd)
- Third down conversion percentage – 2020: 51.1% (6th), 2019: 35.8% (24th)
- Josh Allen completion percentage – 2020: 70.9% (9th), 2019: 58.8% (32nd)
- Josh Allen yards per pass attempt – 2020: 9 yards (2nd), 2019: 6.7 yards (25th)
- Josh Allen passer rating – 2020: 122.7 (3rd), 2019: 85.3 (24th)
2. Dion Dawkins welcomes the newest Sabres addition
The Buffalo Sabres welcomed a new player to their roster via free agency over the weekend. Forward Taylor Hall is one of the Sabres newest additions. Hall played in 65 games with New Jersey and Arizona last season totaling 52 points.
Hall won the Hart Trophy, an award given to the NHL's most valuable player, in 2017-18 by scoring a career high in goals (39), assists (54) and points (93). Hall has been selected to three All-Star Games during his career and was the first overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft. Bills offensive lineman Dion Dawkins welcomed Hall to Buffalo by telling him something every new Buffalonian should know.
3. The latest in NFL's investigation into Titans COVID-19 outbreak
The NFL is currently investigating the Titans COVID-19 outbreak in hopes to find out how the spread started and if the team broke protocols among other things. NFL.com's Judy Battista joined One Bills Live on Monday to discuss the latest with the investigation and postponement of several NFL games. Battista explained she's not sure when the NFL will finish up the investigation, but if they find the Titans broke protocols there could be punishment ahead.
"I'm told that they really don't want forfeitures," Battista explained. "That really doesn't do any good for anybody. That means you've lost a game and you're not playing a game, and that's a loss of revenue and bad for everybody. That definitely upsets the competitive balance, so I don't think they would go that route.
"Although, the league sort of raised that possibility to threaten teams to sort of get in line and stick to the protocols. I would assume if they find some sort of wrongdoing here, the breaking of protocols that led to this then I would assume there's going to be some discipline. It might be quite severe, huge fines. I guess it's possible that they suspend people."