Buffalo Bills receive a low grade after the first quarter of the season

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The Buffalo Bills did pick up a win during the first quarter of the season but have also been blown out three times in four games.

It has been a hectic start to the season for the Buffalo Bills.

The team has already gone through two starting quarterbacks, has been blown out three times and saw a veteran player retire at halftime of a game. Oh, and the Bills also blew out a Super Bowl contender on the road.

It has been an odd journey so far and unfortunately there have been more lows than highs as the team sits with a record of 1-3. That caused the Bills to receive a grade of “D” in an NFL Spin Zone article grading each NFL team through the first four games of the season.

From the article:

"With that being said, this team is a mess. They don’t have great receivers, LeSean McCoy is wondering why he didn’t get the ball enough in Week 4, and the defense has a lot of holes.The one thing they have on their resume in 2018 that keeps this season from being an “F” though is their huge road win against the Minnesota Vikings. In Week 3, the Bills went into Minnesota and took down the heavily-favored Vikings by a score of 27-6."

That win in Minnesota may be the one thing keeping Bills fans tuned in with some level of optimism. The ability to pull off a big win is there. The problem is that fans have also seen the team flash the ability to get absolutely dismantled.

Starting Nathan Peterman right away helped the team get off to a bad start. Luckily, Josh Allen had gotten some work with the first-team and wasn’t rushed in without any experience with the starters.

But the problems run so much deeper than the quarterback position. LeSean McCoy is barely getting touches and the wide receivers are just plain bad. The same goes for the offensive line.

The defense is in the familiar situation of playing solid football, but not getting help from the offense which leads to more points being allowed as the unit is on the field more often than they should be.

One positive from the first four games is that the Bills emerged 1-3 against a tough schedule. There are 12 games left to play and picking up that one win should have the team thinking that they can win any game.

Next. Three up and three down after Week 4. dark

Just like in school, low grades early in the year can quickly be fixed with some great performances.