Well, that was a game to forget. It seems like the team has losses like that once a year. Before we get to the article, let’s just run through some headlines: Matt Milano looks to be done for the year. The Buffalo Bills had a practice squad DT play DE for most of the game. DaQuan Jones went down with an injury. And AJ Epenesa balled out.
AJ Epenesa has a career day
Epenesa had a career high two sacks in today’s game, including a strip sack before halftime. To go along with that, he also had a half dozen batted down passes. If it wasn’t for his presence at the LOS, this game may have gotten even more out of hand.
Defensive injuries mount up
The team already didn’t have Christian Benford, Tre White, or Greg Rousseau going into this game. Things got even worse during the game. Matt Milano and DaQuan Jones went down in the first quarter, and other players scared us with injuries. Dalton Kincaid, Ed Oliver, Taron Johnson, and Dion Dawkins all had minor injuries that they would later return from.
The Bills need to rely more on the deep ball
The Buffalo Bills had a 48 yard completion to Stefon Diggs, Deonte Harty had a 43 yard reception, and Gabe Davis caught one for 29 yards. But, they keep going to the check down 3-4 yard gains. This isn’t the Josh Allen that has won us games from previous years. (Editor’s Note: The checkdowns worked well the previous few weeks (*shrugs*).)
James couldn’t Cook
The standout RB was only able to muster up -4 rushing yards all day. The Bills tried to get the run game going, but Jacksonville’s ferocious front seven got in the backfield all game long. Buffalo’s inability to get their featured RB going was part of the reason their offense couldn’t get going. Jacksonville made them a one dimensional offense, and that allowed them to exploit the pass game.
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