1. Why this ESPN analyst is picking the Bills in Week 9
ESPN writer Jeremy Fowler picked the Bills as his team to upset the Seahawks on Sunday. The Bills are looking to start 7-2 for the first time since 1993. Sunday's game will be only the 10th time in Bills franchise history that in Week 9 or later both teams have a winning percentage of at least .750 entering the game. The only other such game involving the Buffalo and an NFC opponent was on Dec. 15, 1990 when the Bills visited the New York Giants (both teams had 11-2 records - .846) and the Bills won 17-13.
_Jeremy Fowler, national NFL writer: Bills (+2.5) over Seahawks. _
Finally taking down the Patriots will inject more confidence in the Bills, who face the league's lowest-ranked passing game this week. Buffalo's defense isn't as dominant as last year's but is well-suited for a Seahawks matchup because it doesn't allow big plays very often. Tre'Davious White will be DK Metcalf's toughest matchup of the season thus far.
2. Jordan Poyer's memories of playing Russell Wilson in college
Russell Wilson is coming to town and it will be up to Jordan Poyer and the Bills defense to stop the Seahawks high-powered passing attack. Sunday's game won't be the first time that Poyer will play against Wilson, as the two met in college in 2011. Poyer was a member of the Oregon State Beavers and Wilson played for the Wisconsin Badgers. The Bills safety touched on what he remembers about that game and what kind of player Wilson is.
"I remember that game being a 10:00 am game in Madison, Wisconsin," Poyer said. "So, it was really a seven or eight o'clock in the morning game for us and I remember that game, we lost 35-3. It was a tough game but, Russell Wilson has always been who he is, he's a guy who will go out there and compete each play. He makes mistakes but he comes back and always finds a way to capitalize on his mistakes. That's just the style of team that they are, these guys, you see the way they are on film, they all play extremely hard from top to bottom. It's a good offense, and we are going to have to execute at a high level."
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3. Josh Allen describes the Motor/Moss experience
Devin Singletary and Zack Moss had their best games of the season last Sunday against the Patriots. Both running backs surpassed 80 rushing yards and became the third running back tandem in the NFL this season to do so. Josh Allen spoke about what each young playmaker brings to this Bills offense.
"They kind of resemble each other in their stature and their size, but I think they're different backs," Allen explained. "Motor is a guy that you can flank out using the passing game, he's super shifty, very strong and it always seems like he makes the first defender miss. Then you've got Moss, he's more of a downhill runner, is ready to put a shoulder down and run through you and you saw that last week. Their styles complement each other very well, they are very similar in how they run but they're also kind of different. … They're coming off a really good week and we need to continue to keep them going in the running game and the passing game to make sure that they're getting their touches as well."