Buffalo Bills trailing the pack in Rookie of the Year discussion It’s a decent year to be a Buffalo Bills rookie. Two players are full-time starters Youth Corey Bojorquez Jersey , two more are rotational players who play roughly half the snaps on any given day, and two rookie receivers have carved out smaller roles as contributors to the offense. The team also has a few more first-year players marinating on their roster as weekly inactives or special-teams contributors.Do any of these players look like they could push for a Rookie of the Year award? Last year, Tre’Davious White was the second-place finisher behind Marshon Lattimore in a race that was closer than the final tally indicated. Could a Buffalo Bill break through for the win this year? Here are the best options:Tremaine EdmundsBuffalo’s first-round pick is the most likely candidate to have a chance at rookie of the year. Through five games, he’s notched 38 combined tackles (fourth among rookies), gotten his hands on five passes, forced two fumbles, and added a sack.That still puts him at roughly fourth or fifth place among the current candidates. Los Angeles Chargers rookie safety Derwin James probably leads the pack, with six passes defended, an interception, three sacks, and 31 combined tackles. Also up there is athletic Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard, who currently leads the league in tackles, as well as all rookies in sacks (4) and tackles-for-loss (7). The Cleveland Browns’ fourth overall pick Denzel Ward rounds out the tops three with three picks, a forced fumble, six passes defended, and 25 combined tackles.Taron JohnsonJohnson sits far back in the discussion. Still, with his current tendency for splash plays, he’s a dark horse to follow in the race. Johnson has a sack and forced fumble of Aaron Rodgers on his resume, and landed his first career interception last weekend. Slot cornerbacks are rarely recognized for high-impact play, but if Johnson continues his solid tackling and flashes of ball skills, he could start climbing the ladder.Harrison PhillipsBuffalo’s third-round rookie shouldn’t be expected to win the DRoY award with his current stats, but he hasn’t had a poor season by any measure. Phillips has ten tackles on the season, two of them for losses Womens Tre'Davious White Jersey , and he’s delivered most of his work as a rotational backup who controls gaps and stops runs at the line of scrimmage. When the Bills have sought a pass rush impact from between the tackles, they’re sending more speedy players like Shaq Lawson and Lorenzo Alexander, right now.Josh AllenAllen is Buffalo’s only noteworthy rookie on offense, and his performance wouldn’t qualify him as a finalist for ORoY. With two passing touchdowns against five interceptions, even his solid rushing totals (31 attempts for 135 yards and three touchdowns) don’t really help his case—except in fantasy football. None of the rookie quarterbacks, except maybe Baker Mayfield, have played consistently well through the first five games of the season, so at least Bills fans can take comfort in that.Giants running back Saquon Barkley is the current front-runner, with 71 carries for 308 yards and three touchdowns, plus 31 receptions for 274 yards and two touchdowns. Phillip Lindsey—with 57 carries for 328 yards and one touchdown, plus eight receptions for 65 yards and one receiving touchdown—is near the top of the list, as is Calvin Ridley, who leads all rookies in receiving yards and touchdowns with 19 receptions for 302 yards and six touchdowns. The Buffalo Bills (2-7) travel to face their AFC East rivals, the New York Jets (3-6) at 1 p.m. Eastern at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. To this point in the season, neither team is enjoying the sort of success it envisioned when the 2018 season began. In losing four straight, the Bills’ offense has managed to score only 33 points, while the low-flying Jets’ offense has scored only 33 points during their recent three-game slide. Instead of a Sam Darnold vs. Josh Allen match-up of talented rookie quarterbacks, Darnold is doubtful with a foot sprain, while Allen hasn’t played since spraining his elbow in a Week 6 loss to the Houston Texans. Allen is expected to be a game-time decision. With Derek Anderson out due to a concussion, and with Allen’s status up in the air, who’s excited to see a Josh McCown vs. Nathan Peterman/Matt Barkley quarterback showdown? This is the 116th meeting all-time between these teams. Buffalo leads the all-time series 61-54, including a 21-12 trouncing on opening day of the 2017 season when the Bills racked up 408 total yards of offense and 23 first downs to give Sean McDermott a win in his Buffalo debut.In the second game of 2017 between these rivals Womens Josh Allen Jersey , the Jets ran all over the Bills en route to a 34-21 victory on Thursday Night Football. The Jets raced out to a 34-7 lead behind more than 200 rushing yards and a defense that registered seven sacks.Here’s how to watch the game from home:TV ScheduleDate: Sunday, November 11, 2018Time: 1 p.m. EasternChannel: The game will be carried locally on CBS on WIVB 4 in Buffalo, WROC 8 in Rochester, WTVH 5 in Syracuse and Utica, WENY 36-2 in Elmira, WBNG 12 in Binghamton and Elmira, and WRGB 6 in Albany. View the broadcast map.Announcers: Andrew Catalon (play-by-play) and James Lofton (analyst) Location: MetLife Stadium | East Rutherford, New JerseyRadio: WGR 550AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WTKW 99.5 FM and WKTV 105.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Mark Kelso in the booth with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game CenterFriday Injury ReportBuffalo Bills Full participant: WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee), WR Andre Holmes (neck). Limited participant: QB Josh Allen (right elbow), LB Tremaine Edmunds (concussion), RB Chris Ivory (shoulder). Did not practice: QB Derek Anderson (concussion), TE Charles Clay (hamstring), DE Trent Murphy (knee). Game-day status: Anderson, Clay, and Murphy have been ruled out. Allen, Edmunds, Holmes Youth Shaq Lawson Jersey , and Ivory are questionable. New York JetsFull participant: DE Tarell Basham (knee), T Kelvin Beachum (knee/ankle), S Terrence Brooks (illness), G James Carpenter (shoulder), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), LB Brandon Copeland (knee), RB Isaiah Crowell (ankle), WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), LB Jordan Jenkins (ankle), CB Trumaine Johnson (quad), LB Frankie Luvu (neck), S Marcus Maye (thumb), RB Elijah McGuire (foot), S Rontez Miles (knee/hip), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot), WR Andre Roberts (back), T Brandon Shell (finger). Limited participant: DL Steve McLendon (ankle). Did not practice: WR Robby Anderson (ankle), QB Sam Darnold (foot), C Spencer Long (knee/finger), TE Neal Sterling (concussion). Game day status: Sterling is out. Anderson, Darnold, and Long are doubtful. McLendon is questionable.
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