1. Micah Hyde sees room for improvement
Rolling up to the stadium safety Micah Hyde already knew it was going to be a good day. He looked out into the parking lot and saw nothing but the Bills red, white and blue in the parking lots. It’s a scene he hasn’t seen on the road since the playoff game against Jacksonville in 2017, he told WGR 550’s Schopp and the Bulldog.
The Buffalo defense followed through and kept that feeling going, only allowing seven points in the win.
“The guys on the back end we just had to keep the top on the defense. The guys up front were eating,” Hyde said. “I don’t want to say any day is an off day, but we were kind of limited in the plays we could make because the guys up front were doing such a good job stopping the run and getting to the quarterback.”
It might have been an easier day for the secondary, but they still did their job limiting Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota to 13-22 passing for 183 yards and no scores.
“We felt like we didn’t play well at all,” Hyde said. “We left a lot of plays out there that should’ve been made and that’s when the correcting came in today. We won and only gave up seven points, but we still had a lot of correcting to do.”
Buffalo will have an extra week to make any corrections before their next matchup against the Dolphins but before that Bills players will take a couple of days to go home and see their families after a 4-1 start to the season.
2. CBS Sports gave the Bills this grade for their Week 5 performance
The Bills got back into the win column with a 14-7 defeat of the Tennessee Titans. CBS Sports gave Buffalo a “B” for their performance.
Josh Allen wasn't perfect against the Titans, but he did come through in the clutch for Buffalo. Allen led a 77-yard drive in the fourth quarter for what proved to be the game-winning touchdown. On the drive, Allen completed a 46-yard pass to Isaiah McKenzie and a seven-yard TD to Duke Williams. Defensively, Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips had his way with Tennessee, as he racked up three of Buffalo's five sacks in the game. The combination of an unstoppable defense paired with slightly above average quarterback play from Allen seems to be working well of the Bills through five weeks.
The Titans were graded out at a “B-“ by the outlet citing the poor performance of the Tennessee offensive line and former kicker Cairo Santos who was released by the team following an 0-4 performance on Sunday.
3. Roll call: How many Bills fans appeared in Tennessee?
How many Bills fans actually showed up to cheer Sunday at Nissan Stadium? According to The Tennesseanthe Titans hosted the Bills and about 25,000 fans.
Bills fans made noise from the opening kickoff ina rather uneventful 14-7 victory for the road team, and it came off pretty clearly inside the stadium and on the CBS broadcast.
It isn't the first time that there has been a large fan presence by the road team, but this might have been the largest impact a traveling fan base has had at Nissan Stadium in years.
Titans fans still made up a majority and also were making noise, but Nissan Stadium sounded like a neutral field atmosphere on Sunday.
Bills fans traveled near and far to support the team during their Week 5 game against the Titans. Scroll through to see photos of the faithful.