ESPN will host this week’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Buffalo Bills with kickoff set for 7:15 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY.
The Titans come into Week 2 with an 0-1 record on their shoulders following a 13-point rally from the New York Giants, much to the expense of Tennessee. In a game where both teams had a premier running back in the backfield, it was Derrick Henry that was on the short end of the stick in the box score. Henry was limited to just 82 yards rushing on 21 carries, as the Titans surrendered a late touchdown and successful two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. The schedule will not get any easier as they face a Super Bowl contender in Monday night’s matchup.
The Bills made easy work of their Week 1 opponent, which speaks volumes considering they thoroughly outplayed the defending champion Los Angeles Rams. On the road at SoFi Stadium, the Bills beat the Rams 31-10 as Josh Allen threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns. Allen also pitched in with 56 yards on ten carries and had a highlight-worthy leap into the endzone to give him a rushing touchdown on the night. Stephon Diggs totaled 122 receiving yards on eight catches, as Buffalo enters Week 2 with momentum on their side.
The Bills are set as 10-point favorites, priced at -460 on the moneyline at DraftKings Sportsbook. The Titans are +370 underdogs, with the total score set at 47.5.
Titans vs. Bills
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this Monday Night Football matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app if you have a cable-login with a valid ESPN subscription. If you don’t have a cable log-in, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the primetime game.
Tennessee Titans vs Buffalo Bills prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Monday, September 19
Tennessee Titans vs Buffalo Bills How To Watch
Date: Monday, September 19
Game Time: 7:15 ET
Venue: Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
How To Watch: ESPN
Record: Tennessee Titans (0-1), Buffalo Bills (1-0)
Tennessee Titans vs Buffalo Bills Game Preview
Why Tennessee Titans Will Win
All of the pressure and all of the attention is on the other side of the field.
Buffalo rocked the defending Super Bowl champion in the opening night win over the Rams, everything clicked, and now it’s expected to do that again over and over again.
There are two big differences here. First, Tennessee will generate more of a pass rush than LA did. It got to Daniel Jones in the strange 21-20 loss to the Giants, and now it’ll pressure Josh Allen enough to matter.
The second part is Derrick Henry. The Rams all but ignored the running game, Matthew Stafford wasn’t on, and Buffalo took over in the second half. Henry will keep getting fed the ball, Ryan Tannehill can hit the midrange passes, and Tennessee should match power with more power.
Why Buffalo Bills Will Win
Buffalo’s defense isn’t going to allow much of anything through the air.
Stop Henry, stop Tennessee – duh, everyone tries to do that. 22 is going to do what 22 is going to do. As long as he’s not getting into a lather – and if he’s held to around four yards per carry or under – he’ll be fine.
Buffalo should be able to suffocate the mediocre Titan receivers who’ll never seem like they get open. RB Dontrell Hilliard – a key part of the Giants game – is out, and while Tannehill will spread the ball around, it shouldn’t be a problem.
If Cooper Kupp and the Ram receivers weren’t enough to bother the Bills, the Tennessee targets shouldn’t be a concern.
What’s Going To Happen
Buffalo will win, but it’s not going to be easy.
Tennessee’s defense will step up and stuff the Bill ground game, it’ll keep Josh Allen from moving around enough to make plays in space, and the secondary will keep Stefon Diggs from going off.
The Buffalo defense, though, will pitch a gem. Henry will get his yards, but the passing game won’t do enough on third downs.
Again, the Bills will get this done, but don’t expect a repeat of Los Angeles.