5 key takeaways from Buffalo Bills second preseason game

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2.) Penalty after penalty after penalty for Buffalo Bills

If you were able to watch the entire first half, then you probably know that there were a lot of flags thrown, most of the time against the Bills. In the first half, the Bills headed into halftime with 12 penalties called on them that cost them 91 total yards.

On the Bills’ second offensive drive of the game, the Bills saw themselves staring at 2nd and 34 due to three consecutive penalties committed (block in the back and holding by Spencer Brown, and a false start by Connor McGovern).

The Bills also saw flags being thrown on the defensive side of the ball with defensive pass interference calls throughout the first half. It’s preseason at the end of the day, but there is no reason why there is this much undisciplined football.

Penalties destroy drives and that is exactly what happened to the Bills in the first quarter behind Josh Allen and backup quarterback Matt Barkley. While Allen did not have an impressive game, he was not the reason why the offense could not get going. It all came down to the penalties.