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[BN] Blitz newsletter: The Josh Allen era begins at New Era Field

Josh Allen, the highest-drafted quarterback in Buffalo Bills history, makes his first NFL start today against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The rifle-armed rookie will also experience the home opener atmosphere at New Era Field for the first time.

After a nightmarish opener with Nathan Peterman starting in Baltimore, the Bills will look to avoid the snowball effect with Allen under center now, Vic Carucci writes.

Pregame primer: Jay Skurski details everything you need to know before the 1 p.m. kickoff and five storylines to watch for. If you're going to the game, it's forecast to be the warmest home opener since 2002.

Vic Carucci's Take Five: Allen will make big plays and blunders in his starting debut.

Inside the Bills: Skruski explains how offensive coordinator Brian Daboll plans to make life easier for Allen.

One-on-one coverage: Josh Allen's QB coach Jordan Palmer tells Carucci why the rookie will have a strong debut.

Mark Gaughan's analysis: Philip Rivers pre-snap reads pose problems for the Bills, and the Chargers' man-robber coverage that tormented Peterman is a key play to watch.

Sean Kirst: Despite cancer, Pancho Billa is coming back for home opener.

Voice of the fan: The first NFL Sunday is a national holiday, but it turned into a national disgrace this year for Bills backers.

Sports Talk Sunday: Watch Vic and Jay join Adam Benigni at 10 a.m. on WGRZ. Preview the show here.


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