It seemed on Sunday whenever something was going in the right direction for the Bills a penalty flag would appear. The Bills managed to rack up five penalties for a total of 52-yards. The Kelvin Benjamin offensive pass interference was a questionable call as Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey still was able to make a play on the ball.
But no penalty hurt the Bills chances of tying the game more than the Deonte Thompson offensive holding penalty. The penalty saw the Bills lose 39-yards thanks to a LeSean McCoy catch and run. It just makes you wonder, if Thompson doesn’t hold there, what could the Bills have done?
Getting back to the Benjamin penalty, sure you could argue that it should not have been a pass call there, but the penalty still killed that drive. If there isn’t a penalty (and assuming it’s not intercepted) it’s an incomplete pass and we move onto second down from just outside of the one. Who knows, maybe the Bills decide to run the ball there and they end up getting six points out of it. What we do know is that the penalty pushed them too far back and they ended up only getting a field goal, which proved to be their only points of the entire afternoon.