5 quick postgame thoughts for the Buffalo Bills from Week 3

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The Buffalo Bills suffered their first loss of the season by a final score of 21-19 to the Miami Dolphins. The Bills knew they were going to come into this game short-handed and then unfortunately were forced to deal with injuries throughout the game. Even with all that said, the Bills played this game very close and had their chances right up until the final seconds to try and come away with a win thanks to a bad punt that resulted in a safety for Buffalo.

The Bills got out to a quick lead with a touchdown on their opening drive but struggled to put up points after that with only one touchdown, one field goal, and the previously mentioned safety. This game was expected to be close but it was more of a defensive battle than the high-scoring matchup many expected. In the end, the game ultimately came down to just a few missed opportunities.

These are some instant reactions and thoughts from Week 3 for the Buffalo Bills.

5 quick postgame thoughts for the Buffalo Bills from Week 3

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Buffalo Bills’ run game is Josh Allen throwing short passes

The Buffalo Bills run game was almost non-existent in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins as their three running backs (Devin Singletary, James Cook, and Zack Moss) combined for only 62 yards on 14 carries but 43 of those yards came on one run by Zack Moss.

However, offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey and Josh Allen were able to keep them involved in this game with their playcalling. Singletary had nine receptions on 11 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown while James Cook had four receptions for 37 yards on five targets with Zack Moss adding one reception for six yards.

If the Buffalo Bills can’t run the ball with consistency, and at this point, it seems unlikely, they can still keep defenses off balance with these short passes to their running backs that can force defenses to play closer to the line of scrimmage and not sit back in coverage.