The Buffalo Bills almost took down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an exhilarating time beyond regulation contest. We’ll keep away from any dialogue of potential controversy relating to the sport for now, however belief me it’s coming. For now let’s be content material with a glance at weekly taking part in time.
Offense (78 snaps)
Credit score to his willingness to combat for his workforce, Josh Allen hit the 100% membership mark regardless of being in apparent ache after a defender landed on his legs late within the sport. Your entire offensive line of Dion Dawkins, Ike Boettger, Mitch Morse, Daryl Williams, and Spencer Brown hit the mark as properly.
Dawson Knox almost hit the mark, simply three snaps shy of being in your entire sport. The Bills have gone (for them) tight finish heavy in current weeks. This wasn’t attainable with no lively backup for Knox other than Reggie Gilliam, who has possible not been practising a lot to copy Tommy Sweeney. With Gilliam’s one snap and one other from Ryan Bates added to the combination, Buffalo was lighter of their personnel grouping than they’ve been. This might be nothing greater than a response to Tampa’s protection being weaker in opposition to the go than run, but it surely’s value monitoring shifting ahead.
Stefon Diggs main the workforce in receiver snaps isn’t any shock. An damage to Emmanuel Sanders took him out of a lot of the sport nevertheless, resulting in a serious improve for Gabriel Davis. Cole Beasley carefully adopted. Isaiah McKenzie fell into his former gadget function and Jake Kumerow stays within the “technically noticed the sector” function.
I’ll phrase the RB counts a pair methods and let me know which sentence sounds extra stunning.
- The Bills didn’t have a operating again on the sector for each play.
- The Buffalo Bills had a operating again on the sector 75 instances
In most weeks that first sentence would shock me. It’s unusual to not have an RB on the sector within the NFL and the Bills particularly notoriously have 100% each single sport. Then again, with how little they had been utilized (not complaining) I wouldn’t have been shocked to listen to it was a lot decrease this week.
Protection (83 snaps)
There’s not a lot number-crunching right here as all seven of the everyday 100% membership made it on this facet of the ball too. Taron Johnson, Levi Wallace, Dane Jackson, Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano by no means got here off the sector. Properly, besides when the offense was on. Or particular groups. You understand what I meant.
That units a baseline of 100% nickel and scanning by means of the remainder of the workforce it’s additionally the exact count. Buffalo was in nickel your entire sport.
Buffalo wished to play quick and did extra tinkering on the road that we’ve seen many of the 12 months. Ed Oliver and Harrison Phillips led the way in which in entrance of Eli Ankou and Brandin Bryant and defensive deal with. Regardless of a four-man rotation, tackles had been “quick” 23 snaps.
These snaps had been picked up by defensive ends kicking inside. Mario Addison and Jerry Hughes had the very best counts, however had three subs behind them. A.J. Epenesa, Greg Rousseau, and Efe Obada all had important taking part in time.
Particular Groups (35 snaps)
There’s not too many surprises right here with Tyrel Dodson and Tyler Matakevich tying for many snaps.