Snap count notes: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots

The Buffalo Bills took a visit to go to the New England Patriots in second place within the AFC East. They left in first. That’s all the mandatory chatter this week, let’s dissect the enjoying time!

Offense (79 snaps)


One other week, one other new lineup for the offensive line. 5 of the six gamers hit the 100-percent-club mark. Daryl Williams, Ryan Bates, Spencer Brown, and Mitch Morse all made the mark defending Josh Allen. Ike Boettger was harm within the second quarter, changed by Dion Dawkins. Bobby Hart got here in as an additional lineman for one snap, as did Tommy Doyle.

Dawson Knox hit the one hundred pc mark, with the Buffalo Bills clearly exhibiting their religion within the tight finish. No different tight ends acquired enjoying time. Reggie Gilliam added 9 snaps at fullback.

The broad receiver with probably the most snaps was Isaiah McKenzie. Identical to all of us predicted. McKenzie took Cole Beasley’s snaps and a few of his personal apparently. Stefon Diggs was a detailed second and tied with Emmanuel Sanders. Jake Kumerow and Isaiah Hodgins spherical out the group, with Hodgins receiving his first snaps within the common season.

There’s a small oddity within the operating again numbers. Devin Singletary and Zack Moss cut up time with Singletary being featured. The oddity is that there’s an “additional” snap, which means Buffalo had two backs on the sector at the identical time for one play. It’s just one, however that’s nonetheless fairly uncommon for Buffalo.

Protection (64 snaps)

Solely 4 members hit the one hundred pc threshold this week. Jordan Poyer, Micah Hyde, Tremaine Edmunds, and Matt Milano all made it. Levi Wallace was dinged up however didn’t exit for very lengthy.


There’s fairly a little bit of shakeup because the Bills centered on the run sport this week. Dane Jackson and Siran Neal held down the boundary nook reverse Levi Wallce. Taron Johnson was solely on the sector 70 %, which is roughly how a lot time the Bills spent in nickel (67 %).

A.J. Klein joined the linebacker group to land at 30 % of the time in a 4-3 protection. Although a few of that was possible not in a standard 4-3.

Ed Oliver, Harrison Phillips, Vernon Butler, and Eli Ankou had been the 4 rotating tackles this week. They had been 17 snaps in need of hitting a full two-position rotation. The defensive ends had 19 additional snaps, which means the rotation of Efe Obada, Mario Addison, Gregory Rousseau, Jerry Hughes, and Carlos Basham rotated inside fairly steadily and had two snaps from the defensive again group as nicely.

Additionally, have a look at the order of the ends. It’s total a reasonably tight cluster, but it surely’s odd seeing Hughes and Addison each beat out by Efe Obada—and Hughes is method down the listing.

Particular Groups (22 snaps)

Tyler Matakevich reclaims his spot at the highest! And it’s not a tie both. Normally your kicker doesn’t break the 50 % mark. Once you lower punts to zero and rating a complete bunch although, Tyler Bass makes the listing.

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