Half of the Buffalo Bills performed amazingly properly on Sunday, limiting Jacksonville to only over 200 whole yards of offense, 15 % conversion price on third down and a paltry 9 factors. I’m assured that Buffalo will nonetheless have the number-one scoring protection within the NFL after this week. [Note: Think of third nice thing to say here to deflect from the atrocity of the game we witnessed].
Offense (67 snaps)
This week is a main instance of why we do the stat dives. I do know it didn’t appear to be it, however in accordance with official information there have been 5 offensive linemen on the sphere for each play. Watching stay I’d have sworn it was not more than 2-3 on any given down. The excellent news is that everybody exited wholesome from the one hundred pc membership, together with Josh Allen.
Zack Moss exited the sport with a head damage within the third quarter, however primarily based on enjoying time this was going to be a Devin Singletary recreation. After the damage it was all Singletary, with no different RBs getting time on this recreation.
Emmanuel Sanders almost hit the one hundred pc mark, with Stefon Diggs trailing not too far behind. Cole Beasley hit his typical time. Gabriel Davis and Isaiah McKenzie noticed restricted motion.
Tommy Sweeney took all of the tight finish reps. The sport featured most 11 personnel (1 TE, 1 RB), with deviations from this components seemingly to go 4 huge with the receivers. I don’t wish to act like I do know greater than the coaches, however maybe Ryan Bates ought to have had a couple of snap to guard Allen from the, ahem…ferocious…Jacksonville Jaguars move rush.
Protection (61 snaps)
Tre’Davious White missed one snap after a scary play the place he almost had an interception. Taron Johnson was not so fortunate, exiting within the first quarter and being dominated out with a concussion. The remainder of the one hundred pc membership performed your complete recreation.
Siran Neal stepped in for Taron Johnson, and Dane Jackson got here in for White’s lone missed snap. That places the Bills at one hundred pc nickel your complete recreation, surprising nobody.
Each the defensive finish and deal with teams performed precisely 122 snaps, or exactly the anticipated. So there’s no defensive ends subbing on the inside this week. It was a Vernon Butler/Harrison Phillips week with the inside guys being extra unstable up to now this season.
It’s laborious to second guess any of the enjoying time on this aspect of the ball, with the protection persevering with to shine.
Particular groups (21 snaps)
Tyler Matakevich principally reclaims his high spot this week, though tied with Taiwan Jones. Reggie Gilliam slid only a smidge.