The Buffalo Bills' defense is still a work in progress, but that group showed plenty of positive signs in the last game.
The Tennessee Titans have to be pleased with the recent improvements they've made on both sides of the ball.
Defensive end Shawne Merriman is expected to make his return to the Bills on Sunday when the visiting Titans try to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.
After giving up 97 points and 1,201 yards in their previous two games - the most by an NFL team since the New York Yanks gave up 1,227 in 1950 - Buffalo (3-3) allowed 332 yards and avoided a third straight defeat last Sunday with a 19-16 overtime victory at Arizona.
The Bills spent the week in the desert after getting routed 45-3 at San Francisco on Oct. 7, and that decision appeared to re-energize the defensive unit, which matched season highs with five sacks - two apiece by Mario Williams and Nick Barnett - and two interceptions. Jairus Byrd had both picks, including one in overtime ...