Another Bills Starter Placed On The COVID-19 List
The Buffalo Bills are 7-6 and preparing to play the Carolina Panthers at Highmark Stadium this afternoon.
The Bills now control their own AFC East destiny, since the New England Patriots lost last night. If the Bills win their final four games, they win the division, regardless of whether or not the Patriots win their final three games.
However, the Bills have not had the best of luck this week in regards to injuries and the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will miss today's game with a knee injury, while left tackle Dion Dawkins will miss after being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
This morning, Dawkins was joined by guard Jon Feliciano, who was also placed on the COVID-19 list and will miss today's game against the Panthers.
This means the Bills will be forced to do some real juggling on the offensive line. This likely means guard Ike Boettger will start today with either Tommy Doyle or Bobby Hart playing one of the two tackle positions. That depends on whether or not rookie right tackle Spencer Brown moves over to left tackle.
This is bad news especially against the Panthers, who despite their massive struggled on offense, boast one of the best defenses in football, led by their stout defensive line.
The Bills will need to make sure Josh Allen gets rid of his passes quickly and have creatively designed runs. Allen is off the injury report, but that sprained foot is still a concern if he starts to run today.