Second half stagnancy
If there is one major concern surrounding this year’s Buffalo Bills team, it is their inability to build on leads from the first half.
Through three games, Buffalo has surrendered 61 second-half points while only scoring nearly half of those points with 34.
To their credit, in those three first halves, the Bills have looked remarkable as again, in three consecutive weeks, Buffalo has dominated the first half scoring 59 points.
The problem arises when the Bills have to play a talented team like they did with the Los Angeles Rams as the game came down to the wire with a touchdown needed to win. With the Rams’ defense bending but not breaking in the second half combined with Jared Goff carving up the Bills’ defense, the lead looked bleak. Luckily they were able to come out on top but it was not a convincing win for the team.
Whether it is the scheduled plays that are being ran on both sides of the ball when coming back for the second half or the mental state the players have when playing with a lead, the fact they have looked like a different team is alarming. With games against the Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans, and Kansas City Chiefs all on their schedule in the next three weeks, if the second-half play and preparation does not improve, there is a good chance the Bills’ record looks completely different after six weeks.