Buffalo Bills: 5 quick thoughts from 14-10 loss to the Patriots

Sean McDermott, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
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Red zone woes continue

Another issue this year has been the Buffalo Bills’ struggles inside the red zone and this was also on display on Monday night. The offense was only able to score a touchdown on one of their four trips to the red zone, which came on the Gabriel Davis touchdown in the first half.

The other trips were two Tyler Bass field goal attempts, with him making one of the two.

The conservative play calling of Sean McDermott has been a point of criticism but he didn’t really have a chance to be aggressive as it was seven yards and 15 yards to go for a first down.

Dawson Knox has a tough night

Entering this game, it was clear that the margin of error was going to be very small as these are two teams with good defenses and the weather was going to force them to grind it out. The Patriots came away with the win and there was plenty of mistakes made by the Bills but Dawson Knox may have had the most.

In the first half, Knox dropped two passes on third down that would have extended the drive. Then at the end of the game, Dawson Knox was called for a false start that moved the Bills back and on the next play was not able to bring in the pass in the end zone that would have given them the lead.

The Buffalo Bills starting tight end has had a breakout season but this was certainly a game he will want to forget this year.