4 changes the Buffalo Bills must make to save the 2021 season

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Buffalo Bills must get out to early leads

Another big issue over the past few weeks has been the Buffalo Bills run defense. On Monday night against the Patriots, they were able to rack up 222 rushing yards. This is the second time in three weeks that a team has been able to run for over 200 rushing yards after the Colts did it back in Week 11.

One of the things the Buffalo Bills have struggled to do since the bye week is getting off to a fast start and building a big lead. During their four-game win streak earlier this season, they had at least a 14 point lead in each of those games.

Since the bye week, they have only done that once (in Week 10 against the Jets) and in most of these games, they have been tied or losing heading into the half.

The reason why getting an early lead is so important is that it allows the Buffalo Bills to dictate the game flow moving forward. It also forces the other team to play catchup, which usually means they are not going to be running the ball as much as they may like.

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If the Buffalo Bills can make these changes moving forward, it will help them get back to playing at the level they were earlier this year and last season that helped propel them to the AFC Championship Game.