Buffalo Bills Thursday Thought: What to make of the past two weeks and what it means moving forward

It has not been a very fun two weeks for BillsMafia. October has not been kind to the Buffalo Bills after a strong start in the first month of the season. After starting 4-0 and many clamoring that quarterback Josh Allen was the leagues MVP through four weeks the Bills have made a complete 180°.

The Bills have lost their last two games in dominating fashion by two contenders in the AFC in the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs. Both of which were in front of a national audience on primetime television. They were the type of losses that make you wonder whether this Bills team is truly ready to take the next step and become a contender. This week’s Thursday Thought: What to make of the past two weeks and what it means moving forward.

It’s been rough the past two games. The Bills have seemed to come down to reality after what seemed like a storybook start. An undefeated start, a quarterback playing lights out, and an offense that could put up points in a hurry. It all seemed too good to be true, but unfortunately, it seems like it.

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott elbow bumps New York Jets head coach Adam Gase after an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen)

The passing game has slowed down, the running game has been nonexistent and the defense has been a shell of what it used to be. Could the season over or is it just a bad two-game stretch?

The first six games of this season have shown us just how good this team can be and how bad they can also be. The start to this season has been encouraging. The Bills are 4-2 and Josh Allen has been dominant four out of the first six games this season. There are some legitimate concerns with this team, but the sky is not falling in Orchard Park.

It hasn’t been as smooth sailing as many fans hoped for but the Bills are in a good spot. 4-2 with their next to opponents being the 0-6 New York Jets and the New England Patriots, who are having struggles of their own this season. Translation: the Bills have two games against very beatable teams that can get their season back on track.

Chief’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes is flushed out of the pocket by Bills Justin Zimmer (61). Jg 101920 Bills 34

If they win these next two games, they will be 6-2 heading into the second half of the season. If someone told you they’d be 6-2 to start the year would you not take that? Sean McDermott is too good of a coach not to figure out what adjustments need to be made. This team is too talented to not gel together eventually.

It hasn’t been perfect but this NFL season hasn’t been perfect either. It’s a strange year with a lot of irregularities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Everyone needs to take a deep breath and remember that the Bills are 4-2 in this very young NFL season.

Mitch Broder is a contributor for The Buffalo Fanatics. Email him at mitchell.broder@gmail.com

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