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One Stat Recap: Buffalo Bills at Green Bay Packers

Josh Allen didn’t have room to breathe.

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The Buffalo Bills fell quickly back to earth in their second straight road game against an NFC North opponent. The Bills went into Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers and were welcomed by an attacking Packers’ defense.

The Packers’ defense dialed up pressure all day. The result? Josh Allen was hurried, knocked down, or sacked on 24 of his 29 dropbacks on Sunday. After losing three top players from the offensive line this offseason, we knew there would be a regression. Though, I’m not sure how many thought it would be this bad. Through Week 4 of the NFL regular season, the Bills’ offensive line ranks dead last in the league in pass protection according to Football Outsiders. They’ve given up five more sacks than the next worst team. Conversely, the Los Angeles Rams—holders of the top place in said rankings—have given up five sacks total to this point in the season. Having the worst offensive line in the league is not what you want when you’re starting a rookie quarterback who needs time to develop.