Buffalo Bills: 3 Takeaways from Week 1 win over New York Jets

Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills and Stefon Diggs #14. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills and Stefon Diggs #14. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /
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Tyler Bass #2 of the Buffalo Bills reacts after missing a field goal. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

Turnovers, missed chances and injuries

The two fumbles by Allen would have been costly had it not been for the Bills defense.

Allen takes a chance every time he runs the ball both in terms of his health and being able to secure the ball. If defensive players know he has a tendency to fumble, they are going to do whatever they can to punch it out as the Jets did.

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On the bright side, despite throwing the ball 46 times in this game, Allen did not have an interception and there were some moments where he could have been picked off but seeing a zero on the stat sheet was encouraging.

What wasn’t encouraging was the play of Tyler Bass who missed two of four field goal attempts. There were some questions about the first miss he had as it looked like it went over the upright but it was ruled as a missed field goal.

The troubling part was that Bass missed from a reasonable distance missing wide right from 33 yards out. Bills stadium is usually a tough place to kick when the weather is a factor but considering that wasn’t an issue in Week 1, that’s not something you want to see.

Considering how volatile the kicking position has become in the NFL, Bass should be looking over his shoulder as teams aren’t willing to be patient with kickers.

Going into Week 2, the Bills will have to monitor the status of Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano who left the game. Edmunds suffered a shoulder injury and his absence would be a tough one on the defensive side of the ball.

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