Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard (31) is shown in action in the third quarter during an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. The NFL's ranks of undefeated teams should thin by one Tuesday night, Oct. 13, 2020, when the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans finally meet in a rescheduled game. (AP Photo/David Berding, File)

BUF vs TEN: Tuesday Night Football

After an unexpected week off, the Tennessee Titans are back in action.

The Titans (3-0) will host the Buffalo Bills (4-0) on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET, CBS) and, yes, the game is happening as both teams got the green light to play, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano.

Excitement aside, head coach Mike Vrabel is ready to put his team in the position to win after grappling with the Titans’ internal outbreak of the virus last week.

The two teams did not face-off, as scheduled, on Sunday, Oct. 11. After 24 members of the Titans organization tested positive for COVID-19, the NFL postponed the game two days.

The BUF vs. TEN game will be just the second time in 70 years that the NFL will have a game on Tuesday. A rare treat for football fans.

A Battle Between The Unbeatens

The Titans last played Sept. 27 against the Vikings. Tennessee won the game in Minnesota 31-30.

Carrying a perfect record into the matchup, Tennessee will look to remain undefeated against the visiting, and also undefeated, Buffalo Bills.

The Bills, who currently hold first place in the AFC East division, emerged from the NFL’s first quarter unscathed largely because of their dominant roster.

Led by early MVP candidate Josh Allen, Buffalo appears to have one of the best offenses in the league. The team ranks fourth in total yards, fifth in points, and fifth in efficiency, per Football Outsiders’ DVOA.

With a win on Sunday, the Bills would secure their first 5-0 start since 1991.

What To Know

  • This will be the 48th overall meeting between the Bills and Titans.
  • The Titans lead the series 28-19, with Buffalo earning a 14-7 win in the last matchup on Oct. 6, 2019, per SB Nation.
  • The speed Buffalo has with wide receivers Stefon Diggs (4.46 seconds in the 40-yard dash) and John Brown (4.34) on the perimeter bring a new dimension to the Bills offense on the field. Both are key players to watch for in Tuesday night’s game.
  • Buffalo has the ability to stretch the field vertically with the additional contributions of Allen’s cannon-like right shoulder.
  • The Titans’ roster, however, remains relatively depleted with key players in the team’s group of pass-catchers unavailable to pay. Wide receivers  Corey Davis, Adam Humphries and Cam Batson, along with tight end MyCole Pruitt, are among the 13 players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, dating back to Sept. 24, per ESPN.

Illnesses and all, Tuesday Night Football is on.

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