1. Bills receivers vs. New England secondary
The Bills has one of their worst offensive outings when they took on the Patriots earlier this season. Quarterback Josh Allen never found his rhythm and ended up throwing three picks before leaving the game with a concussion. Matt Barkley Cameron after him and also had a pick.
While we already mentioned Frank Gore player well, it was not the same for those two quarterbacks and their wide receivers. Cole Beasley and John Brown had decent looking numbers but those were mainly hollow as they weren’t able to lead to successful drives.
This wasn’t a huge shock because the Patriots have a stellar defensive backfield led by former Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore. Again in this game, Gilmore and his teammates are going to make things really hard on Beasley, Brown, and the rest of the Buffalo wide receivers.
There will be times that they get shut down and we’re sure to see a couple of frustrating drives that end in quick punts — that just happens when facing a tough defense. What Buffalo can’t do is allow that to destroy their confidence.
Buffalo needs to find a way to get their offense firing and they’re going to need their wideouts to win a couple of battles.
It’s fine to lean on the run, and they do need to do that. However, they have to be able to make the big throws in clutch situations to win this game.
Much of that will fall on the shoulders of the wide receivers.