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

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The offense is still lacking talent

While Robert Foster continues to make plays and Zay Jones has had his moments throughout the year, the offense still has a serious lack of talent that needs to be addressed in the offseason.

It was rather evident on Sunday that the Bills need a true number one receiver, they need an upgrade at running back, they need more production out of the tight end position and the offensive line needs a near complete overhaul.

While Foster, Isaiah McKenzie, Jason Croom, Marcus Murphy, Keith Ford and Wyatt Teller all had good afternoons, maybe one of them will even be a starter next season.

Bills fans appear to be in love with Foster, and for good reason. He has emerged as a real weapon for Josh Allen and continues to get better every single game. However, the thought of him being the team’s number one receiver next season needs to reigned back in. Jones, Foster and McKenzie all will most likely be on the roster next season, but Jones continues to drop too many balls and Foster needs to further develop his entire game.

Buffalo still needs to add a top receiver or at least additional depth at the position and do the same at tight end, offensive line and running back. At least three starters should be new along the line and a big decision is coming with LeSean McCoy and his future with the team.

The team also needs more production and consistency from the tight end position as Charles Clay will most likely be elsewhere next season.

Despite the lack of talent overall, it is the right move for the Bills coaching staff to give the younger players on offense opportunities and reps to see if they can stick. The fact the team is still in nearly every game shows a lot about Josh Allen and his abilities.

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Adding more talent around him could mean another big step forward for the franchise QB and the offense.