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One-Stat Recap: Buffalo Bills’ offense slow to start once again

Might need to get these guys some caffeine

NFL: OCT 22 Bills at Patriots Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills blamed jet lag for their slow start in their loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars back in Week 5. What’s their excuse for the last two weeks? The offense has been slow to start in both their near-loss to the New York Giants and their loss to the New England Patriots.

In those three games (Jaguars, Giants, Patriots) the Bills have scored seven or fewer points in the first half. It’s the first time since quarterback Josh Allen’s rookie season that the team has a streak of three or more games with seven or fewer points in the first half. Three of those games in Allen’s rookie season featured Nathan Peterman and Derek Anderson playing quarterback. With all due respect to both Peterman and Anderson, they’re nowhere near the quarterback that Josh Allen is — and their offenses didn’t feature a wide receiver anywhere near the level of Stefon Diggs.

There’s a lot of work to be done at One Bills Drive, and little time to fix things ahead of their Week 8 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Thursday Night Football. Will the Bills snap out of their scoring funk, and get on track with a home game in front of Bills Mafia?