"Chuck Knocks" is back for another season, but for the first time in five years our Seahawk Opponent Training Camp Previews will live on our website. Fear not, The Feltsulator is coming with us to the website. Game by game, Jackson Felts will simulate the entire 2020 season (not sure he can take the fans out of the stands, so sorry about the lack of authenticity). I'll handle the rest...
WEEK 9:BUFFALO BILLS
THE INTERESTING SCALE: A
Are you ready for the Buffalo Bills to be counted among the most interesting teams in the NFL? Are you ready for the Buffalo Bills to snap the Patriots 12-year AFC East reign? Are you ready for the Buffalo Friggin Bills to be a Super Bowl contender? It's happening. It's really happening. And if you think there's any shot in Hot Wing Heaven that Bills Mafia is going to be able to social distance during this upcoming football season, you just simply don't pay attention to anything in life.
THE NEW FACE AT BILLS CAMP: STEFON DIGGS
The Bills are counting on Diggs to be the missing piece. Diggs represents the big-play receiver that will never sign a free agent contract to live in Buffalo, and the savvy veteran with back-to-back thousand-yard seasons that you legally can not take in the draft. The Buffalo trade for Diggs is the kind of move that suggests Super Bowl aspirations. Only three receivers averaged more yards per catch last season than Diggs. At nearly 18 yards per pop, he gives Buffalo a legitimate #1 and the perfect compliment to Josh Allen's missile launcher of an arm.
STAR OF BILLS CAMP: SEAN MCDERMOTT
Josh Allen will get the star treatment, but make no mistake the real star of Bills camp is Sean McDermott. During his first season on the job, the head coach ended Buffalo's 18-year playoff drought. Then, to prove it was no fluke, last winter he guided Buffaloto a second playoff appearance in three years. But McDermott will never be a 6'5" 240 pound 24-year old quarterback with arguably the strongest arm in football. So, he'll settle on teaming with Allen to hopefully rattle off a run of postseason appearances.
FANTASY PICK: DEVIN SINGLETARY
I realize the Bills drafted Zack Moss, but I'm not buying that the move represents any lack of faith in Singletary. As an undersized rookie, Singletary averaged more than 5 yards per carry and nearly 800 yards, despite battling injuries for a big chunk of the first quarter of the season. But by year's end, the lightning quick Singletary was being used as a #1 back on a playoff team, averaging 19.5 touches per game. Singletary will not only hold onto his starting job, I anticipate a breakout season.
Offense, offense, offense!! Here, I've written this glowing Training Camp account of the Bills without mentioning the strength of the team. The Buffalo defense allowed the third fewest yards in the league last year and the second lowest number of points. CB Tre'Davious White entered Defensive Player of the Year conversations last season, S Micah Hyde is the best defensive back you've never heard of, and third-year LB Tremaine Edmunds is still only 22-years old and on the verge of stardom.
Sorry if I sound over enthused about the Bills this year, but there's a good reason. I'm over enthused about the Bills this year!
SEAHAWKS AT BILLS: WHAT WILL WE BE SAYING MONDAY MORNING?
"I told you the Bills were no joke. The only good thing about that trip to Buffalo was that it was only bitterly cold and not snowing balls. Weather wasn't a factor. 10 AM Pacific Time start wasn't a factor. Nearly the longest domestic flight in America wasn't a factor. But none of it seemed to help... After the first quarter, I never felt at any moment the Hawks were going to win the game. Allen's running might have been the biggest factor. Pass rush couldn't get to him, and when it did he turned it into 15 yards. The Bills controlled the game offensively, which never allowed Russell to find his flow. Three interceptions marks the height of uncharacteristic play for him, but I feel the Bills would have won had he played clean. 27-13 doesn't lie."
But what say you 'oh mighty Feltsulator', machine of our dreams?!?
Sometimes everything comes together. While last week's loss to the San Francisco 49ers put the Feltsulator Seahawks at 5-2, today's game against the Bills in Buffalo looked the complete opposite, and the game we've been waiting for, for weeks. Sure, the opening 20 minutes were rough and the Bills jumped out to a 14-3 lead, but what followed can only be described as an ass kicking. DK Metcalf scored the first of his two touchdowns in the second quarter, his second coming at the start of the fourth, plus Chris Carson (video below) and Russell Wilson each scored one yard touchdown runs to give the Feltsulator Seahawks a 35-14 blowout win and move the team to 6-2 on the year. Shaquill Griffin also came away with an epic one handed interception in the third quarter as well.
Russell Wilson: 26 of 30 for 289 yards and 2 TD, plus 1 TD rushing
Josh Allen: 22 of 35 for 287 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT
Chris Carson: 33 rushes for 152 yards and 1 TD
Devin Singletary: 16 rushes for 64 yards
DK Metcalf: 6 catches for 57 yards and 2 TD
Greg Olsen: 6 catches for 72 yards
Dawson Knox: 5 catches for 50 yards and 1 TD