Well, I don’t think I’m the only person that thinks that was the worst game the Buffalo Bills have played in a while, and the worst game Josh Allen has played since his rookie year. The Bills just looked off in all facets of the game. From offense to special teams, the team didn’t want to show up and play to their potential. The team is holding onto first place by a thread, and have a tough Minnesota Vikings team next week. Now, what better way to blow off some steam than to overreact to a loss.
1.) Josh Allen is trying to do it all, and that can’t happen.
The offense was out of sync all day, and it started on the first drive after Josh Allen threw the INT. After that, the team was trying to get back into rhythm and nobody could help out Josh. The run game couldn’t get going and Isaiah McKenzie/Gabe Davis couldn’t catch a pass and help Josh out. After that, Josh tried taking the game over by himself by running the ball and trying to make something happen through the air. If the Bills want any chance at success in the playoffs, they need to get the run game going and give Josh a break.
2.) The Buffalo Bills need to bring in OBJ.
After the season he’s having, Isaiah McKenzie can’t be trusted to do more than special teams or gadget plays. Anything more than that and the offense will have issues. Bringing in Odell Beckham Jr. will give Allen another reliable target for when Gabe Davis has off days like this. It was reported Sunday morning that Odell would be fully cleared by next week. I would expect a signing to come soon after that.
3.) This OL isn’t as good as advertised.
The Buffalo OL doesn’t have the depth we all expected it to have, and the starters, most notably Rodger Saffold, haven’t played up to par. The New York Jets sacked Allen five times, and outside of a couple Josh Allen runs, couldn’t open up holes to run through. That will need to be a focal point in the offense come the off-season/free agency.
3.) The Bills run D still has major flaws.
This is the second week in a row where a supposedly upgraded run defense has killed a game. The Jets’ last drive of the fourth quarter featured multiple big runs by Michael Carter and James Robinson, and Zach Wilson also had a big first down rush. After adding DaQuan Jones, Tim Settle, and bringing fan favorite Jordan Phillips back, analysts and fans thought the run D was fixed. Unless they get their stuff figured out, this group is no different than the last few seasons.
4.) Death, Taxes, a Bills mid-season slump.
This cannot keep happening if the Bills want home field advantage or a first round bye this year. They will need to figure out whatever needs to be fixed and come out hot the next few weeks. If not, this group may take a trip to Kansas City again this season.
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