While many fans of the Buffalo Bills were upset at the defense for allowing pedestrian New England Patriots’ quarterback Mac Jones to engineer a game-winning drive in Week 7, the Bills were banged up on defense and missing five starters.
More of the blame for Buffalo’s loss needs to fall on quarterback Josh Allen and the offense, which was fully healthy but only scored 10 points through the first 54 minutes of the loss in Week 7 — continuing a troubling trend of slow and sluggish starts.
Today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks discusses how the Bills’ offense continues to look for answers to get back on track as one of the most dangerous offenses in the NFL.
Offense continues to get off to slow starts
The Buffalo Bills’ once-potent offense is mired in a first-half scoring slump. Slow starts have plagued Josh Allen and the Bills in each of their last three games, with Buffalo scoring just 10 first-half points in those three games, losing two of three in the process. We hear from Allen, who says he’s trying to stay “low positive.”
Linked here: How Allen and the Bills had less-than-stellar success on play-action passes in the loss to the New England Patriots, who’s really calling the shots on offense, positional grades for the New England game and analysis of why the Bills have a decision to make at linebacker between veteran Tyrel Dodson and rookie Dorian Williams.
- Bills offense looking for answers, but who’s calling the shots: McDermott or Dorsey? - newyorkupstate.com
- Josh Allen, Bills’ offense searching for answers - ESPN
- Buffalo Bills running out of time to find answers after loss to bad Patriots team (Encouraged/worried) - New York Upstate
- Josh Allen is trying to stay ‘low positive.’ Here’s what that means for the Buffalo Bills quarterback - Buffalo News
- Ken Dorsey Watch: Bills relied heavily on three wides vs. Patriots - Buffalo News
- Buffalo Bills grades vs. Patriots: A lot of D’s and F’s from sloppy Bills team - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills have decision to make at linebacker between Tyrel Dodson, Dorian Williams - Buffalo News
Surgery for TE Dawson Knox
Tight end Dawson Knox needs to undergo wrist surgery and will be sidelined for an undetermined amount of time, according to head coach Sean McDermott.
- Bills tight end Dawson Knox to have wrist surgery, Sean McDermott says - Buffalo News
- Bills TE Dawson Knox to undergo wrist surgery, return timeline unclear: What it means for Buffalo’s offense - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Bills TE Dawson Knox to have wrist surgery; out indefinitely - ESPN.com Buffalo Bills blog
- TE Dawson Knox to have wrist surgery, Bills still managing Miller’s snap count - BuffaloBills.com
Latest NFL power rankings
How far did the Bills fall following their disappointing loss to the Patriots?
- NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: Chiefs reclaim No. 1 spot; rampaging Ravens soar into top five - NFL.com
- NFL Power Rankings: Maybe the Bills’ window is closing and we’re starting to see it - Yahoo! Sports
- Dolphins and 49ers drop in Prisco’s Power Rankings, plus early Week 8 picks and grading the Vikings’ upset win - CBSSports.com
- PFT’s Week 8 2023 NFL power rankings - NBC Sports
- Are Josh Allen and the Bills just mediocre? NFL power rankings still holding out hope - Democrat & Chronicle
- NFL Week 8 Power Rankings 2023: How all 32 teams stack up - ESPN
- NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Chiefs, Eagles are 1-2, plus one question for each team - The Athletic (subscription required)
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