Buffalo Bills need to shore up run defense
The Buffalo Bills run defense has been inconsistent at best and when they are good, they are really good. However, the defense has now had two games this season where they weren't.
In Week 1 against the New York Jets, the Bills allowed 172 rushing yards and the Jets would average 6.1 yards per carry. Then in Week 2, the defense shut down Josh Jacobs as he had only -2 rushing yards and it was an incredible performance by this group.
However, the defense seemed to regress as the Commanders didn't have much success on the day but did running the ball. They would only be able to run the ball 13 times but averaged 8.1 yards per carry and in total had over 100 rushing yards.
While the Dolphins passing game got a lot of the attention from their 70-20 victory over the Denver Broncos, it was actually the running backs that fueled that blowout. The Dolphins would have 350 total rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.
The challenge with the Dolphins running backs is they are incredibly fast and don't need much room to make a big play. For the Buffalo Bills this week, it is going to be critical to play disciplined football and fill the gaps but also be sound in tackling and not allow these running backs to pick up extra yards.