The Buffalo Bills are back in action on Sunday in a game that they really have to win if they are going to make the playoffs against the St. Louis Rams. It’s a game that they should be winning more often than not, as they are favored by three points for your NFL picks in Week 14. However, a slew of injuries in the secondary makes this a very dangerous game.
DB Leodis McKelvin is probably the most concerning injury. He went down following a kick return with back problems in last week’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he never returned to the field. DB Aaron Williams has missed the last four games with a knee injury. Both are considered questionable for this game.
Already out of the fold is DB Terrence McGee, who suffered a torn patella tendon. His season is over with.
You don’t really think of the Rams as a team that can rip it and grip it anymore, and they are certainly nowhere near as explosive as their old form of the “Greatest Show on Turf.” However, QB Sam Bradford has shown the ability to be dangerous over the course of the last couple of weeks, especially against the Arizona Cardinals. In that game, Bradford threw for 205 yards on just eight completions, and he hit four passes on the day that went for at least 30 yards.
The man to really watch is WR Chris Givens. Givens has just 33 receptions for 559 yards this year, but that 16.9 YPC average is out of this world. He has had 16 catches for 207 yards over the course of the last two games, and he has had six games this year in which he has had at least one catch of at least 37 yards.
Buffalo’s secondary is going to have to keep good tabs on Bradford and Givens, or it is going to see its season essentially come to a close on Sunday.