Stefon Diggs Isn’t Merry in London
By V-Ry the Sports Guy, photo courtesy of the NFL
Wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis really showed out in this game, combining for 14 receptions for 221 yards and 2 touchdowns. Diggs and Davis were open on a consistent basis throughout the game. Defensive end AJ Epenesa had a big game filling in for the injured Greg Rousseau. Epenesa finished the game with 2 sacks 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, and 3 pass defenses.
As a team, the Bills were flagged 11 times to the tune of 109 yards. Five of the team’s penalties on defense resulted in a Jaguar’s first down. Down the team’s top two cornerbacks, the Bills’ pass coverage in this game was underwhelming to say the least. Jaguar’s receivers were often running wide open and Calvin Ridley was unstoppable particularly on third down.
It’s a next man up mentally for the Bills particularly on the defensive side of the ball. The team lost both linebacker Matt Milano and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones for the remainder of the season. The loss of Matt Milano to a broken leg is huge, his mere presence on the field makes the Bills’ defense better. DaQuan Jones was having a Pro Bowl type season before going down Sunday with a torn pectoral muscle. It’s time for rookie linebacker Dorian Williams and defensive tackle Tim Settle to step up for this defense.
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The game was played in London, England at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Bills’ new stadium design was modeled after the famous Premier League pitch. Along with the Jaguars, the Bills have played the most international games of any team (10). The Bills took the 3,500 mile flight to the UK on Friday and played the game on Sunday. Bills’ safety Micah Hyde said of the game “I’m cool with never doing it again.” I concur, both team’s looked terrible.
Check out this ESPN clip: https://www.espn.com/video/clip/_/id/38603386
What to Watch: Bills v. Giants this Sunday 8:20 ET NBC