Buffalo Bills – Cincinnati Bengals Advance Scouting Report

The 3-1 Buffalo Bills are making a trip to Cincinnati this weekend to face off against the 1-3 Bengals. The Bills are three point underdogs in this one, suggesting that Vegas thinks the game would be even if they played at a neutral field. Are the Bengals better than their record, and how do they match up against Buffalo’s roster? Using the All-22 tape, I’ve scouted the key attributes of Cincinnati’s team. Bengals offense The Bengals’ offense had an abysmal start

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Bills-Panthers Advance Scouting Report: Offensive Tendencies, Defensive Targets

The Buffalo Bills head to Charlotte to face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Both teams decisively won their week one matches, but they were playing against two of the worst teams in the league. How do the Bills match up against the Panthers’ roster? I dove into the All-22 tape from Carolina’s first game to build a pro personnel scouting report of the team. Here’s what to watch for on Sunday. Panthers offense The Panthers offensive unit is of a

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Scouting Notebook: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

  The vaunted “Year of the Quarterback” got off to an inauspicious start in the first week of the college football season. Anointed prospects like Sam Darnold and Josh Allen disappointed in their first action of the year, and it took a healthy heap of luck to turn Josh Rosen’s 2017 debut from embarrassing to exciting. One of the prospects who lived up to his billing was Louisville quarterback (and reigning Heisman winner) Lamar Jackson. In a 35-28 victory over a

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Scouting Notebook: Courtland Sutton: WR, SMU

  Who will be the top wide receiver drafted next year? Some people think Oklahoma State’s James Washington will follow his quarterback Mason Rudolph in the first round in April. Middle Tennessee State’s Richie James is a diminutive 5’9″ and 180 pounds, but after two seasons, the junior already has a massive resume of 213 catches, 2971 yards, and 20 receiving touchdowns. Others are expecting monster years out of underclassmen like Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk or Notre Dame’s Equanimeous St. Brown.

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Buffalo Bills at Philadelphia Eagles Primer

The Buffalo Bills head to Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday at 7:00 P.M. for a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Where an ordinary preseason game wouldn’t feature an especially compelling storyline, this match holds some special significance due to the nascent (and more aged) cross-pollination of rosters. Bills head coach Sean McDermott is a native son of Philadelphia, growing up in the area and spending thirteen seasons on the Eagles’ coaching staff. The Bills traded for superstar running back

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Scouting Notebook: Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame

  The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were a disappointing 4-8 squad last season, but they weren’t bereft of talent. Quarterback DeShone Kizer was a second round selection in this year’s draft, and left tackle Mike McGlinchey is considered one of the top senior linemen available in the 2018 class. One more name of interest is left guard Quenton Nelson. Nelson first saw the field for the Irish in 2015, when he started 11 games at left guard as a redshirt freshman.

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Scouting Notebook: Lavon Coleman, RB, Washington

  Everything clicked for the 12-2 Washington Huskies last season, who dominated opponents by an average score of 42-18 with a smothering defense (three Husky defenders were drafted in the top 45 of the 2017 NFL Draft) and a relentless offense. Quarterback Jake Browning threw for 43 touchdowns, mainly to receivers John Ross (drafted ninth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals) and Dante Pettis (a rising senior), and running back Myles Gaskin finished his sophomore season by eclipsing 1300 rushing yards

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