The Buffalo Bills look like geniuses after denying the request of one of their key players in week two.

Wide receiver Gabe Davis suffered a low ankle sprain before Buffalo’s game in week two against the Tennessee Titans and was held out of the contest.

According to Pro Football Focus, Davis pushed hard to play on Monday night against the Titans. But the Bills decided to not push it and elected to sit Davis against last year’s No. 1 seed in the AFC.

From PFF:

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis, who suffered a low-ankle sprain Saturday, pushed to play Monday night against the Tennessee Titans during a morning workout, according to a source, but the team exercised caution and held him out. That was the smart move since Buffalo still beat the Titans, 41-7, while quarterback Josh Allen went 26-of-38 for 317 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Davis suffered the injury leaping for a pass in practice and came down awkwardly on his foot.

Davis will again push hard to play Week 3, according to a source, but ultimately it’s the Bills’ decision whether to make him active. Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that Davis is “improving.” It is a relatively short week with a 1 p.m. game against the Miami Dolphins next on the schedule. It will be more important to have Davis on the field in January than in September, which is one of the reasons he did not play Monday night, but there is current optimism around the injury.

Buffalo Bills
Sep 8, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis (13) celebrates a play in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Davis was Buffalo’s second-leading wide receiver (behind Stefon Diggs) in the Bills’ season-opening win against the Los Angeles Rams.

It would’ve been easy for Buffalo to let Davis suit up against a Titans team that was expected to put up a lot more fight than they actually did.

The Bills, however, chose to sit one of their best players — despite him badly wanting to play — and it paid off.

Diggs stepped up and had a massive game, catching 12 passes for 148 yards and three touchdowns.

Jake Kumerow also had a nice game, catching two passes for 50 yards. Tight end Dawson Knox added four receptions for 41 yards.

It seems like Buffalo can’t press a wrong button at this point. Every decision they make looks brilliant in retrospect.

What a time to be a Bills fan.