There was plenty of questions around the Buffalo Bills this week after the blowout loss this past Sunday to the Indianapolis Colts. They wanted to put that game behind them as quickly as possible and on Thanksgiving night, they started the game with an impressive drive.
The New Orleans Saints actually received the opening kickoff but the defense didn’t give up much of anything and the Saints were forced to punt after a three and out. The Bills offense would take over on their own 35-yard line and go 10 plays before Josh Allen found Dawson Knox for a seven-yard reception.
This was Dawson Knox’s sixth touchdown of the year and he now leads the Buffalo Bills in this category.
Buffalo Bills offense moved down the field almost at will
While it was great to see the Bills open the scoring and take a touchdown lead, how they moved down the field is the big storyline here. The Bills got back to doing some of the things they do so well, like giving Josh Allen an opportunity to run the ball.
The Bills quarterback had averaged only three rushing attempts over the past three games. However, on this opening drive, Allen had two rushing attempts that went for a total of 13 yards.
He also made sure to get into a rhythm with Stefon Diggs and found him on their very first play for a 14-yard reception after Diggs made a move to evade a defender and pick up the first down. The Bills quarterback would look Diggs way again later in the drive and connected on a nine-yard reception.
Matt Breida was involved early for the Bills offense
The Bills had Zack Moss inactive for this game which signaled a change for the run game and the coaching staff showed it early with Matt Breida getting four carries on that opening drive and picking up 18 rushing yards.
These two totals are more than any single running back had in the entire game against the Indianapolis Colts. The veteran running back looks to be well on his way to surpassing double-digit carries this week against the Saints.