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1. Will Buffalo have the NFL's best defense in 2020?

Football Outsiders have put out their 2020 Football Almanac and Buffalo's defense received a very favorable projection from their advanced statistics team.

FO Founder and Chief Editor, Aaron Schatz, in an appearance on 'One Bills Live' revealed that the Bills have the best mean defensive projection for 2020.

"We use our projection system but we don't just project how good a team is going to be," Schatz said. "We project a range of possibilities for how good a team is going to be based on a number of variables. But the average of all those possibilities for Buffalo is the best in the league for defense."

As for predictive analysis on Josh Allen's performance, Schatz says their research indicates that improved play from Allen is among the possibilities for 2020, but not a lock.

"For the most part large increases in a player's efficiency are most likely to happen between the first and second year. That already happened for Allen from year one for two," Schatz said. "After that there is a lot more randomness. The average expectation for what we should expect from Josh Allen is what he was by year two."

2. White and Diggs join Allen on NFL Top 100 list

The Bills saw some more representatives on the NFL's Top 100 list. In Monday night's program reveal, receiver Stefon Diggs checked in at No. 54 and cornerback Tre'Davious White appeared at No. 47.

For Diggs, who has yet to suit up as a Bills player, the recognition comes off back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons while with the Vikings.

Meanwhile White earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors last season as he was tied for the league lead in interceptions with six.

3. NFL clubs considering keeping backup QB in quarantine

As the start of training camp practices draws closer, many coaching staffs are considering keeping a backup quarterback in quarantine. There is an understandable concern of a team's entire quarterback room being rendered unavailable by a COVID infection. According to ProFootballTalk, there has been league discussion about keeping the team’s backup separate from the rest of the group during meetings.'s Albert Breer has reported about the intention of some coaches to have their quarterbacks meet remotely, with each in a separate room meeting via computer.

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