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Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers 12/7/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Buffalo Bills visit the San Francisco 49ers on 12/7/2020 at 8:15PM.

Buffalo and San Francisco face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Buffalo has a record of 8-3 this season. San Francisco is 5-6 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Buffalo Team Defense Preview

Buffalo faces 6.6 plays per drive, this defense gives up 36.5 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.51 points per drive. On 45.5% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but 15.2% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 27.5 and these drives usually take up 2:53 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 93.6 and on 2.1% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Buffalo has caused a sack rate of 7.2% this season.

We will get more situational with Buffalo and examine various situations. They have faced 130 third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 56 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 43.1%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 16 fourth down attempts this season and opponents have converted 10 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 62.5%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 44 Red Zone entrances this season and their opponents have converted 27 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 61.4%.

Buffalo Team Offense Preview

Buffalo has 6.3 plays per drive, this offense averages 35.6 yards per drive, and they score 2.62 points per offensive possession. On 47.8% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but on 13.0% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 31.3 yard line, they usually take up 2:56 of time.

6.1% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Buffalo and on 2.0% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Buffalo has yielded 23 sacks this season and this has resulted in 133 yards lost.

Buffalo rushed for 4.1 yards per carry and for 104.4 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 10 times this season.

Examining Buffalo in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 129 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 64 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 49.6%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 3 fourth down attempts this season and have converted 3 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 100.0%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 43 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 27 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 62.8%.

San Francisco Team Defense Preview

San Francisco faces 5.6 plays per drive, this defense gives up 28.2 yards per drive, and opponents score 1.98 points per offensive possession. On 38.5% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 12.3% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 29.9 yard line, they typically last 2:32.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 89.2 and on 2.9% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. San Francisco has forced a sack rate of 5.5% this season.

We will get more situational with San Francisco and examine various situations. They have faced 133 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 50 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 37.6%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 10 fourth down conversion attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 6 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 60.0%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 27 Red Zone entrances this season and their opponents have converted 17 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 63.0%.

San Francisco Team Offense Preview

San Francisco has 6.1 plays per drive, this offense averages 33.3 yards per drive, and they score 2.15 points per offensive possession. On 38.3% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but on 14.2% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 27.4 yard line, they usually take up 2:55 of time.

On 3.6% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 3.1% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.San Francisco has yielded 27 sacks this season and this has resulted in 210 yards lost.

They rushed for 4.1 yards per carry and for 112.0 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 14 times this season.

Examining San Francisco in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 132 third down attempts this season and have converted 53 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 40.2%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 11 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 4 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 36.4%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 37 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and have converted 25 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 67.6%.

The Buffalo Roster

The Players to Watch for Buffalo

Josh Allen QB 6-5 237

This season, Josh Allen has put up 3028 yards and 22 touchdowns. He has thrown 8 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 102.3thus far this season. Josh Allen has thrown 8 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Josh Allen has 311 rushing yards, which puts him in the 90.48 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 81 times this season, which puts him in the 95.24 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 6 rushing touchdowns this season.

Devin Singletary RB 5-7 203

This season, Devin Singletary has 483 rushing yards on 110 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 1 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Devin Singletary picked up 207 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 28 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Stefon Diggs WR 6-0 191

This season, Stefon Diggs picked up 945 yards. He caught the ball 80 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 4 receiving touchdowns this season.

Ed Oliver DT 6-1 287

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Buffalo, Ed Oliver has 17 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 2 times this season, which put him in the 72.37 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Mario Addison DE 6-3 260

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Buffalo, Mario Addison has 16 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 4 times this season, which put him in the 68.42 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Jordan Poyer SS 6-0 191

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Buffalo, Jordan Poyer had 71 tackles which puts him in the 100.0 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 2 times this season. Jordan Poyer as a ball hawker was able to pick off 2.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 78.85 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Taron Johnson CB 5-11 192

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Buffalo, Taron Johnson had 54 tackles which puts him in the 99.16 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Taron Johnson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 22.52 percentile among Corners this season.

The San Francisco Roster

The Players to Watch for San Francisco

Nick Mullens QB 6-1 210

This season, Nick Mullens has put up 1642 yards and 6 touchdowns. He has thrown 7 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 87.1thus far this season. Nick Mullens has thrown 7 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Nick Mullens has 1 rushing yards, which puts him in the 9.52 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 8 times this season, which puts him in the 23.81 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Raheem Mostert RB 5-10 197

This season, Raheem Mostert has 346 rushing yards on 67 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 2 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Raheem Mostert picked up 150 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 13 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Brandon Aiyuk WR 6-0 205

This season, Brandon Aiyuk picked up 446 yards. He caught the ball 35 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

Kevin Givens DT 6-1 285

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for San Francisco, Kevin Givens has 10 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 50.0 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0.0 fumbles this season.

Kerry Hyder DE 6-2 270

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for San Francisco, Kerry Hyder has 21 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 8 times this season, which put him in the 94.74 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced 0.0 fumbles this season.

Jimmie Ward FS 5-11 193

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for San Francisco, Jimmie Ward had 34 tackles which puts him in the 51.69 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Jimmie Ward as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 21.15 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Emmanuel Moseley CB 5-11 184

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for San Francisco, Emmanuel Moseley had 33 tackles which puts him in the 73.95 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Emmanuel Moseley as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 60.36 percentile among Corners this season.

Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Buffalo Bills 23 San Francisco 49ers 26

Spread Pick: San Francisco -1 -107 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: San Francisco +105 Mybookie.ag
Total Pick: Over 47 -103 Pinnacle Sports