Bills vs. Raiders: 3 key matchups to watch in Week 2

The Buffalo Bills will host the Las Vegas Raiders in their upcoming Week 2 matchup.

Even with it being an AFC showdown, it will still be the games, within the game, that will make all the difference.

Here are three key matchups to watch during Sunday’s Bills-Raiders matchup:

OL Spencer Brown vs. DE Maxx Crosby

(AP Photo/David Becker)
(AP Photo/David Becker)

Oh, boy. This has potential to be the game-determining matchup.

Crosby is going to be positioned to take on Brown. One could expect that will be the case for most of the snaps the Bills offense is on the field. There’s a simple reason why: He’s very good and Brown is not.

Crosby comes to Buffalo after recording a sack and tackle for loss against the Denver Broncos. That comes after a 2022 season where he had 12.5 total sacks.

Brown mustered up a 55.7 overall grade via Pro Football Focus last week. Crosby was at 89.5, PFF’s fourth-best graded pass rusher in the entire NFL.

TE Dalton Kincaid vs. DB Nate Hobbs

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Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Bills need to have someone step up in their offense so it doesn’t always have to be the Stefon Diggs show. First-round rookie Dalton Kincaid could be that guy.

In his NFL debut, Kincaid had four catches. If he can add more yards after the catch in Week 2, he could have a big outing. Kincaid also saw about 80 percent of the Bills’ snaps on offense.

But Dobbs won’t make it easy on him in the slot. Dobbs is PFF’s coverage grade for him this season is an impressive 80.7 overall.

CB Tre'Davious White vs. WR Davante Adams

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Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

While White was beat for an impressive touchdown from Garrett Wilson in the 22-16 overtime loss to the Jets, the Bills’ No. 1 cornerback didn’t allow him much in terms of yardage.

White will have to improve his touchdown-stopping ability against Adams. He’s led the NFL in the category in the past and is… even better than Wilson in general.

Now two years removed from his knee injury, this is the perfect opportunity for White to display he’s fully back.

Story originally appeared on Bills Wire