Buffalo Bills: 5 postgame thoughts from the Week 14 overtime loss

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Buffalo Bills use the pass, Josh Allen to spark the run game

The Buffalo Bills have not been able to run the ball this season and early against the Bucs tried to use the passing game as a way to essentially manufacture a run game. Instead of tosses, the Bills were throwing quick passes to Devin Singletary and he had all four pass attempts on the opening drive, catching three of them.

On the second drive, the Bills opened it up with a screen pass to Stefon Diggs, followed by a designed run for Josh Allen and then another screen to Cole Beasley. In fact, there were no rushing attempts by Bills running backs until the third quarter when Matt Breida tried to pick up a first down on a fake punt, which was stopped.

In the second half, the Bills finally found some success on the ground with Devin Singletary picking up 29 yards on one carry and finishing with 52 rushing yards. Meanwhile, Josh Allen had his third career 100-yard rushing game on 12 carries.

They would finish the game with 173 rushing yards and an average of 9.1 yards per carry and this was easily the closest the Bills have gotten to a balanced offense all season.