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Sunday open thread: Which Bills player poses the biggest threat to Lions win?

Which Bills player could cost the Lions a win on Sunday?

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On Saturday, we discussed which Detroit Lions player we thought could be in for a big game on Sunday. Most agreed that the player would probably come on the defensive side of the ball, considering all of Detroit’s current struggles on offense and the Bills’ solid defensive group.

Now it’s time to look at the other sideline. The Buffalo Bills don’t have a ton of supreme talent expected to make Pro Bowls or All Pro teams, but they’ve quietly built themselves a good defensive roster and are trying to add some playmakers offensively to finally turn that side of the ball around.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

Which Bills player poses the biggest threat to a Lions victory?

My answer: Defensive tackle Kyle Williams.

The 35-year-old former Pro Bowler is nowhere near the top of his game, but is still a force to be reckoned with. His 5.0 sacks are third on the team and his 68.7 PFF grade is third amongst the Bills’ front seven. Here’s what Matt Patricia had to say about Williams this week:

“So, as far as a player, he’s dynamic. This guy is explosive, he’s strong, he’s really just got some sudden movement with that combined strength that he can just slap a guy and get by him and be into the backfield pretty quick. He’s a great player. He’s just one of those guys that’s been doing it at a high level for a long time.”

With the Lions beat up on the offensive line—they’ll be without right guard T.J. Lang and right tackle Rick Wagner—this is a pretty big opportunity for Kyle Williams to take over the game. I expect him to pick up a tackle for loss or two and maybe a sack, as well.

Your turn.