For the second straight week the Buffalo Bills played an inferior opponent from Florida. Unlike when they faced the Miami Dolphins, the Bills were not able to turn things around in the second half and suffered an embarrassing loss to the now 2-6 Jacksonville Jaguars.
Buffalo’s defense can be proud of themselves—they held the Jags’ offense to just nine points. It was the third game of the season they have held a team to single digits. That leads the NFL through week 9. Usually holding your opponent to nine points is a great recipe for success. NFL teams have a .962 winning percentage since 2000 in games where they have held their opponent to 9 points or less. As expected, the offense’s meager six points were a recipe for failure. NFL teams have just a .014 winning percentage since 2000 when scoring six or fewer points. Even the 2000 Ravens with their legendary defense lost all three of their games when scoring fewer than six points. The Bills’ defense continues to be one of the best units in the league, even while the offense has largely struggled through three straight games.