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How many downs ?



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SETUP: Byrd INT, ball on PIT 29

4th & 1 on PIT 1 : Play Call FG, FG Made

Analysis: Free possession after a huge turnover, Bills settle for 3 - losing momentum

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SETUP: DEF forces 3 & out, BUF ball on PIT 44

4th & 6 on PIT 40 : Play Call PUNT, PIT ball on PIT 16

Analysis: Nice opportunity to put PIT on its heels, uninspiring PUNT - losing momentum

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SETUP: DEF forces another 3 & out, BUF ball on BUF 44

4th & 4 on BUF 50: Play Call PUNT, PIT ball on PIT 26

Analysis: Nice opportunity for Bills Off. again. Is our defense getting tired? , uninspired PUNT - losing momentum

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SETUP: PIT marches down the field for a FG, BUF marches to PIT 46

4th & 10 on PIT 46: Play call PUNT, PIT ball on PIT 14

Analysis: 4th straight time the Bills Off. has the ball in PIT territory, walking away with 0 points. Defense allowed long drive last time, are they getting tired? - momentum? what momentum?

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SETUP: PIT marched down field for a TD, BUF marches to BUF 44 (:49 seconds left to half time)

4th & 4 on BUF 44: Play call PUNT, PIT ball on PIT 20

Analysis: Where was the clock management? Where were any attempts towards the endzone? towards FG range?

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SETUP: 3rd Quarter begins, BUF marches to PIT 43, lose 5 yards (EJ sack)

4th & 9 on PIT 48: Play Call PUNT, PIT ball on PIT 20

Analysis: By now I thought the Bills were punting all of these times to setup a fake somewhere. Nope. Momentum?Nope. (PIT marched back to PIT 50 on ensuing drive, for what it's worth.)

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SETUP: BUF ball on BUF 8 after PIT PUNT, Buf 3 PIT 10

4th & 1 on BUF 37: Play Call PUNT

Analysis: Buffalo offense cannot muster 1 yard. (PIT marched down field for a TD FWIW)

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I'll stop there because the Bills were down 17-3 at that point but also because perhaps you watched the game too. Mostly because that was 7 consecutive drives that we came away with a total of 3 points ( which were due to the Byrd-man). That's ugly and uninspired football and play-calling. Why kick the ball on 7 consecutive drives?

Breakdown:

  • 1 kick for FG from PIT 1
  • 3 punts from PIT territory ( 1 results in PIT TD)
  • 1 punt from the 50 (results in PIT FG)
  • 1 punt from BUF 44
  • 1 punt on 4th & 1 ( resulted in PIT TD)
Momentum? Who needed any momentum in this game? Not a young team on the road, apparently.

How many downs? I thought 4 but after 3 it's an automatic kick with this team. I suggest we use use them a little more advantageously.

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