The Buffalo Bills got back in the win column against the New York Jets but there is still work to do to get back to their early-season form.
Coming into Week 7 against the New York Jets, the Buffalo Bills it was an opportunity to get back on track after some tough losses to the Tennesse Titans and Kansas City Chiefs.
At the start against the Jets, the Bills struggled to get things going even though Josh Allen threw for 307 yards and added 61 on the ground. While the yardage was promising, there was plenty left on the field considering all 18 points the team scored came from kicker Tyler Bass.
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Part of the offensive woes came from the team’s inability to get much in the running game. Zack Moss was the more productive running back with 47 yards on seven carries while Devin Singletary had 29 yards on eight carries. It’s certainly tough to see the Bills running game improving without giving the ball into the running backs hands.
With John Brown still dealing with a nagging injury, Cole Beasley stepped up making 11 catches for 112 yards. He is once again getting back the trust in Allen as the secondary option to Stefon Diggs.
The real question is how the offence finds its way into the endzone and part of that will come with cleaning up the penalties. If the running game can improve, Buffalo could find more opportunities to score and make the field shorter.
Defensively, the Bills allowed a rushing touchdown that showed once again why their run defense needs to improve. Going up against the New England Patriots who have struggled to get anything going against the San Francisco 49ers.
Buffalo can’t get too wrapped around their record this season and the Patriots struggles. Considering the Jets are not a premier team, the Bills shouldn’t be satisfied with only beating them by eight points.
What are you looking to see from the Bills going up against the Patriots? What stood out to you against the Jets? Let us know in the comments below.