Buffalo Bills offense needs to put together long drives
The Buffalo Bills offense has been the biggest point of criticism during this stretch and some of the criticism is certainly warranted. This offense has one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL (Josh Allen), one of the best wide receivers (Stefon Diggs), and has been one of the highest scoring groups over the past few years.
One of the biggest concerns as of late has been the team's inability to extend drives which started against the Jaguars. In that game, the Bills began with two three-and-outs but also had seven drives (not including at the end of the half) that lasted two or fewer minutes.
In Week 6, that trend continued with four of their nine drives lasting two or fewer minutes. In Week 7 and Week 8, the offense was better at building drives with only one drive each week under two minutes. However, last week against the Bengals it once again was an issue with three of their eight drives being under two minutes.
Why is this important? The biggest reason is the defense is dealing with a ton of injuries and is not nearly at the same level it was earlier in the season. The Bills offense needs to give them rest and not ask them to come right back on the field after getting a stop.
Offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey should not be afraid to take shots deep or try to score quick but the Bills offense can't afford to have quick drives and not come away with any points.