Buffalo Bills get stopped in their tracks by the New York Jets: 5 takeaways

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 02: Quarterback Tyrod Taylor
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2. Kelvin Benjamin can’t join the offense quick enough

When the Bills surprised everyone by moving for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin from the Carolina Panthers at the trade deadline for a third and seventh round pick, the purpose of the trade was clear that it was to bolster the Bills stagnant passing game.

Thursday night’s game reinforced that problem.

While Tyrod Taylor finished with arguably his best game of the season completing 29 of 40 passes for a season high 285 yards with two touchdowns while running for an additional 35 yards with a rushing touchdown, the Bills have not been consistent throwing the ball this season.

Taylor has thrown for under 200 yards in half of the Bills’ games this season, which is simply not enough for a quarterback that wants to lead his team on a playoff run.

That’s where Benjamin comes into play.

His addition to the team for next week gives the team a big bodied number one target for Taylor to target down the stretch this season. His 475 receiving yards this season puts him first among Bills receivers and his 32 catches puts him second on the team, behind running back LeSean McCoy.

Benjamin’s addition to the offense should not only improve the Bills’ passing attack, but it should open things up for the running game. During Thursday night’s game, the New York Jets limited the Buffalo Bills to 53 total rushing yards.