Bills’ backfield teams for Titans’ test

LeSean McCoy understands the narrow margins the Bills are working with this season, but the Pro Bowl running back believes Buffalo has enough talent in place to return to the playoffs in 2018.Coming off of a 22-0 loss at Green Bay, the Bills (1-3) host the Tennessee Titans (3-1) on Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y. seeking a statement win.”I think the guys here we have can win now,” McCoy said. “I mean, this is not the first time that a team has had a rookie quarterback that (could potentially reach) the playoffs and that wins games. It’s not something that’s never been seen or happened in the NFL.”Tennessee’s lone loss this season was the record-length, weather-delayed game at AFC East-leading Miami in Week 1. The Titans have mustered three consecutive three-point wins since, even with injuries to crucial personnel, including quarterback Marcus Mariota.Given the tight results in his first three victories as NFL head coach, Mike Vrabel and the Titans enter New York in the odd position of guarding against overconfidence while also fighting the temptation to undersell their 3-1 start.”I have some experience in my past with things like that, so we’ll try to point out the good, fix the bad and move on … to Buffalo,” said Vrabel, the former New England Patriots linebacker, in his best Bill Belichick tone. “If you don’t play well in this league, I don’t care where you play, I don’t care who you play, you lose – that’s the NFL.”What the Titans can get behind is coming out ahead in close games, a trait Vrabel said is usually hard-earned.”We’d love to have some blowouts,” Vrabel said. “I just don’t see any in there. … But when you can execute in the most critical situations, you have a chance.”

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Joint Practice #1 Recap: By Alex Abernathy and Eli Hiskey

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Titans Weekend Wrap-up: By Alex Abernathy and Eli Hiskey

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