5 most important Buffalo Bills to their playoff success not named Josh Allen

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Spencer Brown

The Buffalo Bills drafted Spencer Brown in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft and by Week 4 he was the team’s starting right tackle. The coaching staff has had to shuffle the offensive line due to injuries and missing players who were on the Reserve/COVID-19 since then but there is no question that the combinations that have worked the best have typically included Brown.

Aside from Brown doing an excellent job at right tackle, he is also important because he is the primary backup to Dion Dawkins at left tackle. While he struggled in Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers, which was his first career start there, he is the team’s best option if Dawkins is forced to miss any time.

This season, Brown has nine starts with seven at right tackle and two at left tackle, although the start in Week 16 against the Patriots was brief as he moved to right tackle once Ike Boettger left with an injury. According to Pro Football Focus, Brown has only allowed one sack and is one of the reasons he is critical to the team’s success in the playoffs.