Time Of Possession Not In Bills Favor

New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson scores a touchdown as the Buffalo Bills Paul Posluszny (L) pursues in the third quarter of their NFL football game in Orchard Park, New York October 3, 2010. REUTERS/Doug Benz (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

The Buffalo Bills defense was picked apart all day long in the 38-14 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. And while it’s easy to point fingers and blame the defensive players for this blowout, another stat to keep in mind is how long the Bills’ defensive was forced to be on the field.

Time of Possession:

New York Jets: 40:29
Buffalo Bills: 19:31

Another interesting fact is that none of the Bills’ 13 drives lasted longer than 3:17. How is this possible? With all the talk of using the three dynamic running backs this season, why can’t the Bills sustain the ball long enough to give their defense a time to breathe and adapt to the game?

Coach Gailey, who has a history of being able to get the most out of his talented players, needs to regroup his players fast as next week brings them a Jacksonville Jaguars team that is flying high after a last second victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

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