What are three things the Buffalo Bills can take away from watching the Los Angeles Rams last night in Super Bowl LVI?
Last night the Super Bowl was bitter-sweet for most Buffalo Bills fans. The way they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Round left plenty of “what might have been” discussions for the AFC East division champions.
While it might have been tough to watch, there was plenty to be taken away from the Los Angeles Rams performance in their 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals for the Buffalo Bills. When looking at that game, these are three things the Buffalo Bills should look to use as they turn their focus to 2022 and reach the Super Bowl next year.
Number 3: Buffalo Bills need an elite pass rush
This is something that the Buffalo Bills took away from last year’s Super Bowl and that belief was solidified on Sunday night with what the Rams were able to do against the Bengals. In the first half, the Rams had trouble pressuring Joe Burrow and had only one sack.
However, after the Bengals’ long touchdown to start the second half, it was the Rams’ defense that shut down the Bengals’ offense due to a relenting pass rush. They had six sacks in the second half and didn’t allow Burrow to do much from the pocket.
The Buffalo Bills last offseason tried to improve the pass rush with the selections of Greg Rousseau and Boogie Basham but they need a defensive end that can take games over similar to how Von Miller did. It certainly is not always easy to find but finding the right pass rusher can drastically change this defense.