The final stat the Buffalo Bills defense could improve to move from great to elite would be takeaways. The Bills this past season finished 12th in takeaways with 23, including 14 interceptions and nine fumbles.
The previously mentioned stats will certainly help because the hope is more sacks and pressure can result in poorly thrown passes that are picked or strip sacks.
This past season, Tre’Davious White led the way with six interceptions, which was tied for the league-lead. However, this will need to be team effort because it is hard to expect White to deliver a similar number in 2020.
One player who could be a big boost is Josh Norman, if he wins the starting cornerback job. In the three seasons that Norman has played all 16 games, he has had a total of at least six when combining interceptions and forced fumbles. The only player to surpass that total last year was White, who had eight.
The Buffalo Bills strength is going to be on the defensive side of the ball and if they can improve these three stats, they should go from being one of the best defense to being the best.