Ball Control Offense
Whether this means establishing the running game or implementing a shorter passing game for Week 6, the Buffalo Bills need to keep the ball away from this Chiefs offense. The Patriots gave the NFL the blueprint to contend with the Chiefs earlier in their Week 4 matchup. While the Patriots didn’t win in Week 4, they did help the Raiders with that blueprint as Derek Carr was competent enough to outscore Patrick Mahomes and keep the ball out of his hands.
After a season filled with success driving the ball downfield with the pass, a methodical short passing game may also be exactly what Josh Allen needs to get some confidence back after a poor performance last week. Hopefully, this is the week the Bills get Zack Moss back from his toe injury. Adding Moss to Devin Singletary in the backfield could allow the Bills running game to finally gain some traction this season.
So far this season, the Buffalo Bills have played various weak run defenses similar to the Chiefs. There has been plenty of reason to believe the Bills would get the running game going earlier this season, yet they still have not.
With the way the passing game had been working, there was no reason to deviate, but with last week’s performance, it’s more likely that the offensive game plan will be tweaked a bit. With the Chiefs ranked 29th in total rushing yards allowed and 28th in yards allowed per attempt, the Bills offense should run the football more and only take calculated shots in the passing game off of play-action if they want to find success in Week 6.