4.) Taron Johnson
The Bills’ secondary overall allowed Mac Jones to look like a starting-caliber quarterback, giving up over 80% of completions and over 270 yards, and ultimately giving the game away at the end. However, cornerback Taron Johnson did not have a great game. He was flagged multiple times for illegal contact and pass interference, and he also gave up the game-winning touchdown to New England. The Patriots’ offense, inside the goalline, targeted Johnson twice and managed to get one over him to Gesicki.
While Johnson was the one who stood out the most for not the best reasons, the whole Buffalo secondary outside of Jordan Poyer looked awful. There is no other way of putting it. Usually, Johnson can be a positive difference-maker, but that was not the case against the Patriots. With the trade deadline approaching, Brandon Beane needs to seriously consider getting secondary help otherwise this unit will be a liability all season long.