Buffalo Bills: 3 top takeaways from Week 7 win over New York Jets
These are the top 3 takeaways from the Buffalo Bills 18-10 victory over the New York Jets in Week 7.
Though the Buffalo Bills won their matchup against the New York Jets, we all lost watching it.
With zero touchdowns on five trips to the endzone, the Buffalo Bills leaned on the leg of rookie kicker, Tyler Bass for 18 points.
When the Bills drafted Bass this draft prior, fans were on the fence about the selection. Sunday’s outing proved that those skeptical of the decision to start a rookie at the position and cut ties with the proven vet, Stephen Haushka may only need to reference Sunday’s game to prove their point.
Going 6 of 8 on the day for all 18 of Buffalo’s points, Bass proved two things: that he has a leg and that his leg is inaccurate. Making attempts from inside and outside the 50-yard line, with a long of 53 on the day, each ball off the foot of Bass seemed to be different. Typically when you look at a kicker such as the NFL’s best in Justin Tucker, every ball Tucker kicks takes a similar flight path so when he misses, on the rare occasion, the ball flight looks drastically different.
However, with Bass, the opposite is true. Every ball leaving the foot of Bass be it on a kickoff, an extra point attempt or a field goal looks different which may add to his inconsistency.
To his credit, he was the only scoring player on the Bills today as the offense struggled mightily. Posting an efficiency of 75% on the day was enough to get it done today, but come the playoffs every kick can make or break a season.
These are two additional takeaways from the Buffalo Bills Week 7 performance against the New York Jets.