1. Can Buffalo capitalize on its streak of home games in the next month?
The Buffalo Bills play only one road game between now and Nov. 10. After playing on the road the first two weeks, Buffalo will only have to travel to Tennessee on Oct. 6 in Week 5 in the next six games.
In between Buffalo will play the Bengals, Patriots, Dolphins, Eagles and Redskins at home. Their bye is Week 6, after their lone road game in this stretch.
“It's nice knowing we started off on the road and were able to handle adversity,” safety Kurt Coleman told ESPNs Marcel Louis-Jacques. “Some of the teams that I've been on that have been really good [have shown me] -- you have to be able to win on the road. Then at home, you defend your own home. It's going to be exciting for this city, for us to kind of get in our zone.”
Head coach Sean McDermott is not bothered by the oddness of the schedule and the team’s approach will remain the same whether they are travelling or not.
"I'm just looking at one game right now, honestly," McDermott said. "We're just trying to improve guys right now. ... I don't know about five games from now -- all I know is who we play this week, and that's where our focus is."
Starting left tackle Dion Dawkins was a bit more open in his response.
"What I say to it is, who cares?" Dawkins told Louis-Jacques. "The NFL, every week is hard -- regardless of what happened the year before. Teams change drastically every year, so that stuff does not matter at all."
2. Bengals still have a deep threat without AJ Green in the lineup
The Cincinnati Bengals are without star wide receiver AJ Green for Sunday’s game against the Bills but they have another wideout that the Buffalo secondary will need to watch.
Through two games, John Ross is the NFL leader in receiving yards. The third-year player has stretched defenses with his elite speed and has three touchdowns so far. Ross holds the NFL combine 40-yard dash record at 4.22 seconds.
“They certainly have skill players that can get the ball down the field, whether it’s in the air or run after catch. They’re a very explosive offense,” head coach Sean McDermott said on Wednesday.
Ross had a 55-yard touchdown reception Week 1 and a 66-yard touchdown reception in Week 2. The longest pass the Bills gave up was 33 yards last week against the Giants. In Week 1 against the Jets, New York didn’t complete one for over 20 yards.
“They take aggressive shots down the field,” McDermott said. “I think they are a really good offense, a really good football team. I mean the way they played Seattle really probably should’ve won the game out there on the road against a good football team in Seattle.”
3. Josh Allen jersey sales skyrocketing
Josh Allen’s number 17 is quickly becoming a favorite among Bills fans this year. According to Fanatics, sales of Josh Allen merchandise is up more than 200 percent for the first two weeks of the season compared to the first two weeks of last season.
As a whole, Bills merchandise sales are up 104 percent.
The Bills have started 2-0 and Allen has professed his love for the city multiple times this week.
“I love where I’m at,” Allen said. “I love being in this community, in this city. I can honestly say I don’t want to be anywhere else.”