3 things the Buffalo Bills need to do prior to the trade deadline

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Through seven weeks of the NFL season, the Buffalo Bills are up and down at 4-3, but have been struggling for the last three weeks. Are the Bills a good team who just play down to their competition? Or is there a bigger issue halfway through the season?

Currently, the Bills have been outplayed by Zach Wilson and Mac Jones, two of the bottom-tier quarterbacks in the NFL. In addition, the Bills almost lost to New York Giants' backup Tyrod Taylor if it was not for an arguably get-away call from Taron Johnson who may have interfered with tight end Darren Waller on the very last play.

However, the Bills from Week 2 to Week 4 absolutely dominated the Las Vegas Raiders, Washington Commanders, and Miami Dolphins. There is no consistency and quite frankly, this has been the year for the Bills in which the NFL is a true week-to-week schedule.

Over the past three games, the Bills' offense has yet to come alive until the second half and have played from behind against the Jaguars, Giants and Patriots. They never took the lead against Jacksonville, couldn't score a touchdown until the fourth quarter against the Giants, and only led the Patriots once in Week 7 with under two minutes to go in the game.

These last two games were supposed to be clean-up games for Buffalo before they begin a tough portion of their schedule. Something needs to change for the Bills, but there are conflicting opinions about what it should be. At the end of the day, something needs to happen rather than keep playing out the way they have been since the start of the season.

Here are the three things the Buffalo Bills should do for the rest of the season.