1. Will Buffalo's road success continue?
The Bills are 7-2 on the road since the start of the 2019 season.
And since Sean McDermott has been in Buffalo, the Bills have had success playing in new stadiums. The Bills recorded wins at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2017 and in Minnesota's U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018.
Today, the Bills will play in the Raiders' brand-new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. It has been a long time since the Bills have beaten the Raiders on the road. The Bills last road win came in 1991 which the Bills won 30-27, and that game was in Los Angeles. Tremaine Edmunds spoke about the team's road success, and how preparation is the key to getting wins.
"I think it is how we prepare, not just on the road, but anytime we step out there," Edmunds said. "Our main goal is to try and take over the game on defense ... And I think that's what it starts with, what you do in practice translates over to the game. There are many areas that we can be better with, and the guys know that. That's why at practice you can see guys really putting emphasis on certain things, fundamentals would be one, and just making sure we take care of the small things."
2. CBS Sports recommends starting Devin Singletary in fantasy
CBS Sports lists Devin Singletary as a fantasy starter for today's game against the Raiders. He will go against a Raiders defense who has been giving up the most fantasy points to running backs this season. So far this season the Raiders defense has allowed 5.6 yards per rush and 255 receiving yards to opposing running backs. Singletary is a must-start in your fantasy lineups and is a solid play for daily fantasy.
Even though it appears like Zack Moss (toe) is back this week for the Bills, I'm still starting Singletary in all leagues with confidence given the matchup with the Raiders. Moss should also have the chance to play well as a flex since the Raiders allow the most Fantasy points to opposing running backs. Now, part of that comes from facing Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara to open the season, but the Patriots also had two running backs (Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel) score at least 15.0 PPR points against Las Vegas last week. Singletary has yet to score a touchdown this season, but that could happen this week. And coming off a game with 121 total yards on 17 total touches — with Moss sidelined — will hopefully keep Singletary heavily involved in a good matchup. He's a quality No. 2 running back in all leagues.
3. Fundamentals are the name of the game
The defense will look to improve their fundamentals after allowing 410 and 478 yards to opposing offenses the past two weeks. The Bills defense ranked fourth in yards allowed last season, allowing an average of 302 yards per game.
Sean McDermott explained why fundamentals are crucial to winning games.
"I mean it's the name of the game, and when you get too far away from it, it rears its ugly head," McDermott explained.
"You have to continually teach and re-teach to continue to polish and if for nothing else, to continue to keep it in the forefront of these athlete's minds…You have to continually teach, re-teach and double-down on the fundamentals. I found that to be the case not only in football but in life. Anything you want to do and be able to do it well, there has to be a good foundation of fundamentals with it."
With a win today, McDermott will record his 29th win as Buffalo's head coach and tie Wade Phillips for fourth on the team's all-time coaching wins list.