Coming off an exciting victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, the Buffalo Bills lost to the New England Patriots 23-2. A few new wrinkles in the playbook are easy to see come to light in the snap counts below.
Offense (67 total plays)
- The biggest news here is at QB. Tyrod Taylor was able to play two-thirds of the game following an injury on the first offensive snap of the game. Nathan Peterman came in to close the game.
- The coaching staff got the QB3 Joe Webb in on the action with five snaps this week. A couple designed runs, and snaps at wide receiver paled in comparison to the fact he was actually allowed to throw.
- Zay Jones finds himself as the top wide receiver, playing all but two offensive snaps this week.
- Even with success in the running game in the first half, Patrick DiMarco only played five snaps.
Defense (70 total plays)
- The defensive line continues a philosophy of frequent rotation. Jerry Hughes played more than any other lineman and only falls in at 74% of the team's snaps on defense.
- Deandre Coleman was juggled a good deal by the Bills this year and was eventually signed to the active roster to help defend the run. He wasn't heavily featured, seeing the field about one-third of the time this game.
- The Ramon Humber and Matt Milano split clearly favored Humber for some reason.
Special Teams (21 total plays)
There's not much new on special teams. Joe Webb continues to justify a roster spot through frequent ST play (15 snaps this week). Matt Milano (15 snaps) also had a good deal of play this week. He's closely followed by Lorenzo Alexander (14 snaps) who is seeing the field on defense about one-third of the time.