Buffalo Bills: Top 5 takeaways from win in Week 9 over Seattle Seahawks
So much has been made of the Bills ‘lack of identity’ halfway through the season. The question surrounding are they a run fist or pass-first team has always seemed to come up. While this is relevant when talking about fantasy football, in reality, the lack of identity has made it harder for defenses to game-plan against them.
Take last week’s game against the New England Patriots for example. Ditching the pass midway through the first quarter and showing a commitment to the run as we’ve yet to see from Brian Daboll. That decision paid dividends as Zack Moss and Devin Singletary had season-high performances rushing the ball as the Bills went on to a victory.
The same can be said for this game. Watching film from last week, Seattle most likely assumed that Buffalo would come out running the ball. To their surprise or expectation, Buffalo came out throwing the ball around the yard like it was seven-on-seven.
This is a testament to not only Daboll’s versatility as a play-caller, being able to adjust week-to-week, but a testament to the versatility of the players. This is all while being plug-and-play with a plethora of offensive lineman as the depth has been tapped into. Moving Jon Feliciano to center, Ford to guard, and tweaking his unit weekly, Daboll deserves as much of the credit for Sunday’s win as the players do.