When the regular season hits (actually probably after the Jets game), this defense is not going to look anywhere near as good as it does in preseason (in my opinion).
I expect the wheels to come off in the secondary. The defense will give up numerous big plays in the secondary. Opponents short passing games are going to have plenty of YAC with Preston Brown playing MLB.
The run defense will be way better than it was. They still won't be holding teams to under 100 yards rushing though simply because opponents will be running the ball late in games a lot when they are up by 2 scores.
I make this prediction based on the assumption that the offense will mostly suck. I suspect the Bills will run, run, pass, punt very often. I suspect Dennison will refuse to stretch the field. The run game will suffer as a result. The pass game will become a dumpster fire. And the defense although improved from last year will be on the field way too much of the game and surrender numerous yards because of it. That will land them in the bottom 1/3 of the league in terms of total yards.
Edited by PolishDave, 23 August 2017 - 09:15 AM.