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Bills Today | Players and analysts offer these reactions to Buffalo's 2020 schedule


1. Players and analysts offer these reactions to Buffalo's 2020 schedule

The Bills have four primetime games slotted for the 2020 season. And with flex games, that number could grow. It's the first time Buffalo has four primetime games since 1996. Buffalo has two Monday Night Football games, both on the road. The Bills are the only team to play two MNF games in December and one of nine teams to have multiple MNF games. In Week 6, Buffalo will host the Chiefs for a Thursday Night Football game. In Week 14, the Bills welcome the Steelers to New Era Field with a Sunday Night Football game.

Once the Bills schedule was released, the social media world had quite the reaction to Buffalo's multiple primetime games.

Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Jon Feliciano can't wait to play at night with New Era Field rocking.

Tackle Dion Dawkins is worried about just one game right now.

NFL Network's James Palmer looked into Buffalo's three games played on a short week.

NFL analyst Evan Silva has hopped aboard the Josh Allen hype train.

ESPN's Mike Clay is worried about Buffalo's post-bye week schedule.

CBS Sports' Adam Schein is all in on the Buffalo Bills.

2. Where Sean McDermott ranks in the Rotoworld head coach rankings?

As Bills head coach Sean McDermott enters his fourth year in Buffalo, many outside of Western New York are starting to understand how talented the Bills have become under McDermott's guidance in just three seasons. NBC Sports ranked all 32 head coaches entering the 2020 season. Buffalo's defensive minded coach is near the top of the pack at No. 11, and is labeled as one of the best coaching hires in the last five years.

11. Sean McDermott
Career Record: 25-23 (.521)
With The Bills Since: 2017
Last Year's Ranking: 16

The Bills have two playoff appearances this century. They have come under Sean McDermott over the past three seasons. Although McDermott is still working on the franchise's first postseason victory since Bill Clinton was president, he has confirmed himself as one of the top coaching hires of the past half-decade. Already one of the league's best defensive game-planners, McDermott has coordinated top-three units by yards allowed each of the past two years. The Bills' 259 points against last season were the second fewest in the NFL. McDermott knows defense, period. He's still working on the rest. ...

3. Bills land at No. 5 in CBS Sports Power Rankings

In CBS Sports’ post-draft Power Rankings, the Bills climbed two spots to land at No. 5. Buffalo earned the fifth spot because of offseason roster additions that addressed areas which needed improvements and positions lacking depth.

Here come the Bills. They've stocked the roster and now it's all about Josh Allen growing as a passer, which I think he will do.

CBS Sports senior writer Pete Prisco joined One Bills Live to explain why he has the Bills in the top five conversation.

"I love what they've done," Prisco said. "I'm a big believer in Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott. I think they are building this thing in the right way. I know it's all on Josh Allen now but you look at roster. Getting [Stefon] Diggs is a big deal for that team. I think he'll be a guy who can catch 70 passes and be an affective down the field threat to go with John Brown. I think the offensive line should be better with more experience. I think Cody Ford has to play better, but I think he can."

On the defensive side of the ball, Prisco says Buffalo has a unique ability on the defensive line that other teams may not have.

"When you look at the defense they have two deep across the board in that front seven," Prisco explained. "You add [Mario] Addison, [Quinton] Jefferson, [Vernon] Butler, [A.J.] Epenesa in the draft. Across the board you can put those guys in there and rotate them in and out and not really get hurt that much. I think that's a big part of what they want to do on defense. The linebackers are good players. I think adding [Josh] Norman, if he's hungry and feisty and can push Levi Wallace and they can push each other. I think that makes that position better. Across the board they have talent. I think it all goes back to Josh Allen, can he take the strides? I'm a big believer in him and I think he will."

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