Week 6 of NFL action concludes on “Monday Night Football” with a meeting between the Bills and Titans in Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.
Buffalo appears to be the best team in the league this year, claiming not only a top-six offense (410.4 yards per game) but also the No. 1 defense, surrendering just 251.8 yards per contest. The next-closest team in that category is Cleveland, which gives up 307.7 yards a game.
Buffalo is riding high behind quarterback Josh Allen, who has 288 rushing yards and two scores on top of his 1,370 passing yards and 12 touchdowns. The defense, meanwhile, has forced a league-high 15 turnovers for a plus-11 differential this season.
That said, the Titans have the last victory in this series, beating the Bills handily in 2020, 42-26. In that matchup, they limited eventual 2,000-yard rusher Derrick Henry to just 57 yards, though he did make a highlight reel-worthy play when he stiff-armed Josh Norman into oblivion. How will Henry, who leads the league in carries (142), yards (640) and rushing touchdowns (seven) in 2021, perform against Buffalo?
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First quarter: Bills 3, Titans 0
8:51 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, BILLS. Hill attempted to find Jones, but got intercepted by safety Joseph Poyer instead. He returns it to the Titans 48. He had Henry free in the flats for what would have been an easy conversion.
8:50 p.m.: Tannehill finds Julio Jones for the first time for 6 yards. He limps off after getting hit immediately.
8:48 p.m.: Tre’Davious White is called for defensive holding, giving the Titans 5 yards and an automatic first down. They take that over an 8-yard completion to Henry.
8:44 p.m.: Oh boy. Titans waste potentially great field position by going for another Music City Miracle attempt. Chester Rogers throws an illegal forward pass to Chris Jackson. That’s a 5-yard penalty at the spot of the foul, which will put Tennessee at the 34.
8:43 p.m.: The defense comes up big for Tennessee, as Harold Landry breaks through a double-team to sack Allen for an 8-yard loss. Buffalo will punt from fourth-and-18 after the three-and-out.
8:38 p.m.: A good return by the Bills is offset by both an illegal block in the back and holding. The Titans accept the holding penalty to give Buffalo the ball at its 21.
8:38 p.m.: Titans can’t convert, and they punt again.
8:36 p.m.: That slip screen to Henry is horribly executed; Henry trips on Nate Davis’ ankle and falls down, though it wouldn’t have mattered considering an illegal man downfield penalty. The Bills decline the penalty to bring up third-and-6.
8:35 p.m.: Cameron Batson looked like he was going to throw the ball laterally a la the Music City Miracle. Thought better of it and was tackled at the 21.
8:32 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, BILLS. Tyler Bass knocks it through from 24 yards out to give the Bills a 3-0 lead with 6:10 in the first quarter.
8:31 p.m.: Titans bend but don’t break, as Rashawn Evans spies Hill and forces him to throw the ball away. Field goal attempt upcoming.
8:30 p.m.: Bills face their first third down of the drive with third-and-3 at the Tennessee 5. They can convert without a touchdown.
8:29 p.m.: The Titans are offside, but Buffalo declines it as Diggs had a 6-yard reception for another first down. Bills driving at the 12.
8:28 p.m.: Allen to Beasley on another quick strike for 12 yards and another first down at the Titans 25. Tennessee has no answer defensively to start.
8:26 p.m.: Great run by Singletary, who avoided contact in the backfield and required three defenders to break him down after a 14-yard carry. First-and-10 Buffalo at the Tennessee 40.
8:25 p.m.: Devin Singletary gets 1 yard for a first-down conversion at the 31; Allen then targets Stefon Diggs for 12 yards out to the Buffalo 42.
8:24 p.m.: Allen goes for a quick strike to Cole Beasley, who gets 9 yards on his first reception of the day.
8:21 p.m.: Tannehill targets Marcus Johnson, but cornerback Levi Wallace breaks up the completion. The Bills will take over at their 21 after Johnny Townsend’s punt goes for 63 yards.
8:19 p.m.: Ryan Tannehill gets a quick shuffle pass out to tight end Anthony Firkser for 11 yards on third-and-11 to get a new set of downs. Per the ESPN broadcast, that’s only the second conversion of third-and-10 or longer allowed by this Buffalo defense on 22 attempts.
8:16 p.m.: The Bills’ kick is short, but the Titans don’t get much out of it. Add to that a 10-yard holding penalty and Tennessee will start at its own 10.
8:15 p.m.: The Bills have won the toss and elected to defer. The Titans will receive the ball to start the game.
Bills vs. Titans start time
The Bills-Titans matchup will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. All “Monday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m. ET.
How to watch Monday Night Football
Week 6 will end with the Bills facing the Titans on “Monday Night Football,” with Steve Levy set to handle play-by-play and Brian Griese and Louis Riddick providing analysis on the ESPN broadcast. Lisa Salters will be the sideline reporter for the game while former NFL referee John Parry will be the rules analyst.
This will not be a ManningCast, as Peyton and Eli Manning will be off for the third straight week. They’ll return to ESPN2 for Week 7 with the Seahawks taking on the Saints on “Monday Night Football.”
Streaming audiences can watch the game on the ESPN app, using ESPN+ or by using fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
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