Optimism as Bills head in to Titans matchup Monday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WHEC) — There’s plenty of optimism for Bills fans heading into Monday night. They have the top-ranked unit on both sides of the ball.

The offense has scored 34 points a game while the defense has given up just under thirteen points on average. Brian Daboll’s unit is going up against a team that’s had a little trouble defending.

Tennessee’s 26 points allowed per game is the ninth-worst across the league and they’re in the middle of the pack when it comes to third and fourth-down defense along with stopping opponents in the red zone.

The Bills have already converted on three of seven fourth downs this year and have the third-best mark in the league on third downs, having converted just under half of the time. Their most efficient outing there was against Washington when they moved the chains nine times on third down.

With the offense clicking, Sean McDermott was asked if it gives the flexibility to try new schemes involving different players.

"You always want to use what you have at your disposal for a lack of a better way of saying it," McDermott said. "You take what you have; you try and develop a well-rounded plan and use the resources. It’s hard for me to watch when good players are standing on the sidelines when we’re not using them all. So, I think that’s the responsibility of us as coaches to use what we have."

McDermott indicated that Matt Milano should be ready to go and didn’t rule out anyone else so the Bills should have a roster fully healthy.

Tennessee’s Julio Jones missed the last two games with a hamstring injury but he’s expected to be ready tonight after the seven-time pro bowler practiced fully on Friday.

The game starts at 8:15 p.m. on ABC and ESPN.