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[BN] Blitz newsletter: What you need to know for Sunday, Sept. 24

The Bills host the Broncos today in the third week of the season.

But President Trump has made it difficult for anyone associated with the NFL to "stick to sports" this weekend.

Trump's incendiary comments about players protesting the national anthem during a rally in Alabama on Friday night has drawn a litany of reactions, from players like Bills running back LeSean McCoy, to team owners, including Terry and Kim Pegula.

"We probably will see more fists in the air, more knees on the ground," Green Beret and Bronze star recipient Nate Boyer told Tim Graham.

Trump profanely implores NFL owners to ‘fire’ players protesting injustice during national anthem

Bills 'D' standing strong so far: Once the anthem is over, we'll get a chance to see if the defense can continue its resurgence under coach Sean McDermott.

The early signs have been promising, but Jerry Sullivan needs to see more than two weeks of solid play to be convinced.

"The Buffalo defense needs to be the best unit on the field Sunday at New Era Field to beat the unbeaten Broncos," Sullivan wrote in his column.

Scouting report: There are areas where the two teams about even, according to Jay Skurski's breakdown, but the Bills may not have an advantage over the Broncos in any phase of the game.

Inside the Bills: How Jordan Poyer got to Buffalo – and where he came from

Tyrod watch: What does the "Escapability Index" and "One-Read-Then-Run" analysis tell us about the Bills quarterback's play last week in Carolina?

By the numbers: The Bills and Broncos have met 36 times since 1960. Care to guess who has the highest passer rating in the series? (Hint: he's played for both teams).

Weather forecast: Meteorologist Don Paul predicts temperatures will rise into the high-80s, which would make for the warmest Bills home game in 15 years.

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