Buffalo Bills: The offense remains terrible in another blowout loss

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The Buffalo Bills had another terrible performance on both sides of the ball in a 41-9 loss to the Chicago Bears to fall to 2-7 on the year.

The Buffalo Bills were minutes away from having a 3-3 record. Now the team is 2-7 and is seemingly getting worse every week.

The Bills finally scored a touchdown today, breaking a streak that stretched back to Week 6 when there was still some hope. Now, the team has scored a combined total of 20 points in the past three games. That is almost hard to do considering all the garbage time in those games.

Nathan Peterman got the start today and looked like his usual self. He threw three interceptions, which weren’t all his fault, and had one returned for a touchdown. He did rush for a touchdown late in the game, so that was a positive.

The Bills defense held the Bears offense under 200 yards on the day, yet the Bears still put up 41 points. Two defensive touchdowns helped that cause.

LeSean McCoy, who wasn’t traded, finished the day with 10 yards on 10 carries. Kelvin Benjamin, who was also held onto, had four catches for 40 yards. It seems like the team could have gotten some value from trading at least one of the two.

There isn’t much to say after this one. Or really the past three games for that matter. The Bills aren’t going to win with Peterman at quarterback as he simply continues to turn the ball over. But this is not to pin the entire loss on him. The team played terrible as a whole.

Benjamin is supposed to be the team’s top receiver and he continues to drop passes and not be aggressive on the outside. McCoy’s impact is nonexistent and the defense just can’t keep up when the offense isn’t producing points or even long drives to give the unit a rest.

The only hope for next week is that Josh Allen can come back healthy and provide some energy to this offense, the same way he did when the team was within reach of being 3-3. Ever since he got hurt, the doom has set in.

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The Bills take on the Jets next week. Sam Darnold threw four picks today and his team only scored six points. Perhaps that will be a gift for the Bills defense next week. The problem is if Peterman is the starter once again. Then it could be a turnover fest.