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Revisiting five Buffalo Bills to watch against the Detroit Lions

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An up-and-down game for this bunch.

The Bills won their third preseason game on Friday night. How did our five players to watch fare? Let’s break it down.


Josh Allen

Overall, an incomplete showing from the team’s quarterback. His stat line (3-of-6 for 49 yards, two carries for 17 yards) was passable, but it hides an inexcusable “hero ball” interception that was negated by a weak penalty. Allen never found a passing rhythm until the two minute drill at the end of the first half, but it didn’t help that the team ran three times as much as it passed during that span.

Dawson Knox

No passing targets for Knox in his preseason debut, but he was still an active blocker for the starting offense. He blocked two players with a cut block to open up a hole for Isaiah McKenzie’s touchdown run.

Isaiah McKenzie

For whatever reason, the Bills only gave McKenzie a single play to appear on the field on Friday. For what it’s worth, he delivered on that performance. McKenzie took a jet sweep and scampered into the end zone for the team’s first touchdown.

Lafayette Pitts

Pitts played 16 snaps on Friday, but was held off the stat sheet. Ryan Lewis and Captain Munnerlyn had more impact among the reserves.

Corey Bojorquez

It was a rough start to the day for Bojorquez, who managed neither great hangtime nor great distance on his initial punts. On his final two punts of the game, Bojorquez launched a 58-yard kick and had a punt drop inside the 10 for a fair catch. That inconsistency has been his trademark since he began punting for the team last year.