It should not come as a surprise that the number one thing the Buffalo Bills need to work on is the run game. It would be hard to describe this part of the Buffalo Bills offense as anything other than disappointing.
The Buffalo Bills rank fourth-worst in rushing yards per game with an average of only 97.6 yards, however, a big reason that number is that high is because of Josh Allen, who has 276 rushing yards. The team’s leading rusher is Devin Singletary, who has 401 rushing yards and averaging 40.1 yards per game.
The Bills rookie running back Zack Moss isn’t much better, with an average of only 32.0 yards per game. However, he has shown to be an effective runner around the goal line with three touchdowns.
The biggest thing that is missing is the big run plays as the team has only three run plays that went over 20 yards, with Moss accounting for two and T.J. Yeldon registering the other.
The lack of run game hasn’t hurt the Buffalo Bills too much but if the team wants to continue to utilize play-action as much as they have, they need to develop a dominant run game to make the threat of a run believable.
The good news is Brian Daboll is well aware of this part of his offense and said on Monday, “We’re not where we need to be in regards to the running game. We acknowledge that and we look forward to working on it particularly in the bye week.”