Buffalo Bills: Top 3 takeaways from win over the Chargers
Offensive line play
Joey Bosa had his way with the Bills’ O-line during all four quarters and their inability to block him was evident.
Lining up outside, Bosa’s speed, strength, and ability to read plays as they were unfolding made it seem like he was playing Madden on “rookie” mode. Almost anticipating what Buffalo was going to do before they even did it if he was not in the backfield laying a hit on Josh Allen, he was shutting down the Buffalo Bills run game.
Collecting six tackles for a loss and three sacks, the Bills’ inability to block Bosa is a reflection of how inconsistent the O-line is. Against other teams, Buffalo’s offensive line has looked incredible; especially in pass protection. This was not the case against Los Angeles as in one case, Bosa launched off the line completely unprotected and had a free shot on Matt Barkley.
One area where Buffalo was able to get production out of their offensive line was in the run game. Rushing for the second highest total on the season, 172 yards, the unit showed they were able to block on the in run-protection but not pass.
As the season progresses and the Bills face the possibility of playing more well-rounded defenses, defending protection Josh Allen may be concerning.