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Bills’ defense dominant in 27-10 win over Jets (Encouraged/worried)

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Bills’ defense dominant in 27-10 win over Jets (Encouraged/worried)

 

The Buffalo Bills defense came to play on Sunday, but the team’s offense and special teams unit let the New York Jets hang around on Sunday.

Despite dominating the Jets in just about every statistical category, Buffalo only found themselves up three entering the fourth quarter. The Bills offense would come alive in the fourth quarter to put the Jets away, but this is not the type of play that will work in the playoffs. Next Saturday night, Buffalo will need more from their offense if they hope to advance.

Following their 27-10 win over the Jets, here are reasons to be encouraged and worried about the Bills.

ENCOURAGED
Devin Singletary

Few players have been hotter than Devin Singletary over the past four weeks. The running back’s hot streak continued on Sunday with a rushing touchdown, receiving touchdown and 112 total yards of offense.

Singletary has six touchdowns over Buffalo’s past four games and will look to build upon this in the playoffs.

Stefon Diggs

Buffalo’s top receiver needed six catches in the game to earn bonus money incentives for the season. Josh Allen made sure that Diggs hit those incentives early. He connected with Diggs eight times in the first half alone. At the end of the game, Diggs had a 9-81-1 stat line. He came close to two more scores in the matchup.

In addition to hitting his incentives, Diggs will enter the playoffs much healthier than one year ago when he entered the postseason with a torn oblique.

Bills OL

Buffalo may have found their best five linemen over the final three weeks of the regular season.

For the third consecutive game, Buffalo’s offensive line did not allow a single sack. New York had five quarterback hits and some pressures, but the offensive line did a great job of keeping Allen upright. On the ground, Buffalo’s offensive line paved the way for Singletary, Allen and company to rush for 170 yards and one touchdown on 33 carries (5.2 YPC).

Bills pass-rush

The Jets’ offensive line was flawed and the Bills took advantage of it with a sack party.

Mario Addison and Jordan Poyer led the way with two sacks apiece. In addition to Addison and Poyer, Ed Oliver (1.5 sacks), Boogie Basham (1 sack), Matt Milano (1 sack), A.J Epenesa (1 sack) and Jerry Hughes (0.5 sack) all took down the quarterback on Sunday.

If the Bills are able to come close to replicating this in the playoffs, look out.

Tyler Bass

Tyler Bass was a perfect 2-of-2 on field goals and 3-of-3 on extra points. The kicker has been outstanding in his first two seasons in the league.

Yardage differential

Buffalo outgained the Jets 424-53 on Sunday. Minus one touchdown pass, Buffalo shut the Jets down in the run game and pass game. It was a dominant performance by the unit.

Third down defense

The Jets went 1-for-14 (7 percent) on third down against the Bills. Again, the Bills’ defense was dominant against New York.

WORRIED
Matt Haack

Matt Haack delivered a few quality punts on Sunday. Haack’s best punt pinned the Jets inside their two yard line and he had another that was downed inside the 20.

There was a lot more bad than good for Haack against the Jets unfortunately. Haack would average 33.9 yards on his seven punts against New York. Some of his early struggles may have been weather related, but his confidence clearly took a hit after he delivered a few bad punts off the side of his foot. The worst play made by Haack, however, was a punt in which he could not handle the snap which was delivered accurately. Haack would pick up the ball and deliver a seven yard punt.

Haack is valued by the team as Tyler Bass’ holder, but his long-term future is in serious doubt with Buffalo.

Return game

Isaiah McKenzie was put on punt returns early in the game. His first punt was not caught cleanly but he was still able to field the ball. McKenzie’s second punt was not much better as he picked up the ball with a defender nearby. Both plays were a bit nerve-racking to watch and resulted in -1 yard so it was no surprise to see Micah Hyde replace McKenzie after his two attempts.

There are some serious special teams concerns heading into the playoffs for Buffalo.

 


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No clue why we wouldn’t just pay Bojo and Roberts, we turned clear strengths of the team last year into clear weaknesses this year.  If holding was the issue why wouldn’t we just bring in a backup QB that could hold?  I will be interested to see how we fix this during this offseason.  

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14 hours ago, Buffalochief2 said:

No clue why we wouldn’t just pay Bojo and Roberts, we turned clear strengths of the team last year into clear weaknesses this year.  If holding was the issue why wouldn’t we just bring in a backup QB that could hold?  I will be interested to see how we fix this during this offseason.  

I guess the days of having Frank Reich holding on kicks are gone. I can only guess it’s because what else are the kicker, punter and long snapper going to do when the real football players are practicing then  work together on this stuff. 


Ed Oliver is my adopt-a-Bill

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