The Buffalo Bills stretch of .500 football continues as they fall to the New England Patriots by a final score of 14-10 after a win on Thanksgiving night over the New Orleans Saints. The loss to the Patriots dropped the Bills to 7-5 and looking up at the Patriots who have a firm grasp on the AFC East.
When looking at this game, these are five quick thoughts for the Buffalo Bills in Week 13.
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This is not the type of game that the Buffalo Bills were built for as they had to rely on a run game that hasn’t been effective and were bullied on the defensive side of the ball. The Bills did end up running the ball 25 times but were only able to muster 99 rushing yards and Josh Allen accounted for 39 of them.
This lack of run game is nothing new and the Bills over the past two years have been able to get by but this offseason the front office can’t afford to not address it.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Patriots did not hide anything with their game plan and ran the ball 46 times for 222 rushing yards and one touchdown, which was on a 64-yard run by Damien Harris.
This is now two times in the past three weeks they have given up over 200 rushing yards and there should be real concern about this run defense.