Limit Mental Mistakes
This past week had to have head coach Sean McDermott absolutely livid. McDermott prides himself and his team on being mentally tough, and last week the Buffalo Bills couldn’t have been further from mentally tough. The Bills had 10 total penalties against the Titans that accumulated to 56 yards.
On multiple occasions, as the Bills were trying to scratch and claw their way back into the game, they were penalized for false starts on first down that pushed them back to 1st and 15. If the Bills want to stay competitive in Week 6 against the Chiefs, they have to stay on schedule moving the sticks and avoid killing drives with mental mistakes and/or penalties.
In addition to limiting penalties, the Bills offense will have to play as close as they can to mistake-free football. This means that Josh Allen will have to clean up his mistakes from last week and play within the offense.
Although he has had considerable success on intermediate to deep passing this year, Allen needs to focus on taking the yards the defense is willing to give him. With the film that Allen has put up so far this year, defenses are more concerned about his ability to run and make chunk plays down the field. This should open up his check down options and the short passing game to Cole Beasley.
While limiting mental mistakes may not be the reason the Bills win this game, making mental mistakes could very easily become the reason they lose this game.