What a game that ended up being. The first half was shaky (to keep it G rated), with the Buffalo Bills getting shut out for the first time since Week 17 of 2019. The Bills rushing attack kept them in the game for the whole second half, as it took pressure off of Josh Allen and let them drive downfield. Which, ironically, is what we’ve been clamoring for the past four seasons. Obviously, the concern is for Damien Harris’ scary injury. We should get more updates this week.
Run Defense held up well
Minus a couple 30+ yard Saquon Barkley runs, the defense was able to contain New York’s run game. The New York Giants only rushed for 130 yards as a unit. Given Buffalo just lost their starting DT and LB, they contained Barkley very well. The Buffalo Bills front seven could’ve been better against a makeshift Giants OL, but it’s hard to complain about two goal line stands, and containing Barkley for 90% of the game.
Very chippy game
The game started with pushing and shoving after the opening kickoff, and continued when both teams went at it in the end zone with flags on both teams. Josh Allen even launched himself at a Giants LB, while Kavon Thibideaux was laying on the ground kicking Bills players like a five year old kid fighting his older brother. For one reason or another, these teams didn’t like each other going into the game.
Bills need to figure out their offensive gameplan
That was the worst offensive performance I’ve seen in quite some time. The Bengals game last year comes close, but I think this was worse. Throughout the first three drives, Buffalo only ran the ball three times, and twice with James Cook. (Editor’s Note: Not to mention the passing game which, outside of Stefon Diggs, looked discombobulated.) Blame whoever you want for that monstrosity, Josh Allen, Ken Dorsey. Something needs to change before we get too late in the season.
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