3.) Leonard Floyd
Coming into this game as the current sack leader for the Bills, Leonard Floyd was viewed as a potential difference-maker for this one because of how poorly the New England offensive line has looked this season. With injuries upfront, Michael Onenwu was forced to play left tackle which was a blessing for the Patriots. Floyd was silent throughout this game. He did not get on the stat sheet for a tackle, or sack, and had very little to no pressure put on Jones.
The Bills only managed to sack Jones once for a four-yard loss but were not able to get much pressure at all. These are the type of games when a defense is set to face a horrible offense led by a quarterback who is being talked about as being replaced by next season, that they should capitalize on and clean up from the previous games. Floyd not showing his presence hurt the Bills’ defense. Was it good blocking upfront? Maybe it was Floyd not being in the right position at the right time. Overall, the silence from Floyd’s production was concerning.