Buffalo Bills: 4 observations from the final preseason game of 2021

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Bills defense continues to be ‘bend but not break’

The Green Bay Packers offense didn’t play many of their starters, in particular Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, and Aaron Jones. However, this was still a good test for the starting defense and just getting into a rhythm.

The one thing that was apparent when the defense was on the field is that they are still going to operate with a ‘bend but not break’ mentality this season. On the Packers’ opening drive, they were moving the ball well, particularly on the ground, and got down to the one-yard line before A.J. Klein made a play at the line of scrimmage to force a fourth down.

It was Tre’Davious White’s turn to make a play as he broke up a pass from Jordan Love to force the Packers to turn the ball over on downs.

On the next drive, the Packers once again were moving down the field and were just outside of the red zone. However, once again the defense makes a play when needed as Micah Hyde is able to track down a poor pass by Love for an interception in the end zone.

Then on the third drive of the first half, the Packers once again moved the ball down the field and even got inside the five-yard line. However, the Bills’ defense locked the Packers down and forced a field goal attempt, which was missed.

This mentality has worked well for the Bills over the years and while it would be great to see dominant performances, this is likely what fans will need to come to expect this season.