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One Stat Recap: Indianapolis Colts run all over Buffalo Bills

Rush defense fails the Bills

Buffalo Bills v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Just as everyone predicted, the Indianapolis Colts used an unbalanced offensive attack to beat the Buffalo Bills. Just as basically nobody predicted, that balance was tilted in favor of their running game. The Colts ran the ball 37 times for 220 yards in their win over the Bills—the most they’ve rushed for in a game since 2007.

For the second time in his two-year career as the Bills’ head coach, Sean McDermott’s team gave up over 200 yards on the ground. Both games were losses for the Bills. The first one being the 47-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 10 last season.

The Bills entered their game against the Colts as the seventh-ranked rushing defense in the league according to Football Outsiders. They will likely drop considerably after this poor performance. The offense is clearly the major issue, but the defense cannot have games like this if the organization wants to win.