Buffalo Bills: 5 takeaways from Bills vs. Lions from the stands

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Robert Foster and Isaiah McKenzie are fun

I wrote an article in June about the potential of Robert Foster, and not to pat myself on the back, but he is starting to scratch the surface of that potential.

Not only was his touchdown impressive, but he has shown over the past several games that he is more than just a speed receiver. Foster’s routes and hands have both gotten significantly better since he worked his way back onto the roster and that shows by his routes over the middle and comeback routes. Despite bobbling the catch on the sideline for a big gain, Foster was still able to haul in the catch in the third quarter for a big gain.

Foster forced a big pass interference call that led to Allen’s touchdown run by getting behind the defense and then again found himself open on his touchdown catch. Late in the second quarter, Foster also caught a ball that had barely gone out of bounds over two defenders.

All-in-all, Foster is continuing to improve and establish himself as a weapon. He has skyrocketed to the top receiver on the team’s depth chart already and has made himself part of the offense moving forward.

As for McKenzie, he had a handful of catches on the first drive alone and found himself consistently open over the middle time and time again. His speed and elusiveness were also utilized in the run game as he is a dangerous player whenever the ball gets into his hands.

Like Foster, McKenzie has become a reliable weapon on an offense depleted of talent. His ability to get open and make plays happen after the catch were evident on Sunday and I hope he has a role that evolves the more snaps he gets.