5 worst defenses the Buffalo Bills have on their 2024 schedule

Josh Allen and the Bills' offense should have some fun against these defensive units.
Buffalo Bills v Detroit Lions
Buffalo Bills v Detroit Lions / Rey Del Rio/GettyImages
1 of 4

Through a transition in the middle of last season, the Buffalo Bills’ offense went from Ken Dorsey to Joe Brady after inconsistency in the first half of the season. Once Brady took over the play-calling duties, the Bills’ offense became more electric and dominant. In fact, the Bills’ offense under Brady helped Buffalo win six of their last seven regular season games helped them clinch the AFC East for the 4th consecutive season. Overall, the Buffalo offense was one of the top units in the league once again to finish 2024.

With everything that has happened with the Bills’ offseason, that ranking could easily change. There are new receivers in and old receivers out. Josh Allen and his newly revamped receiving core will have to find the connection and keep building their chemistry leading up to the season.

As far as the running game, the Bills still have James Cook leading the way with Ty Johnson and rookie Ray Davis behind him. With the offensive line, center Mitch Morse is gone but the Bills may end up moving Connor McGovern to center while rookie Sedrick Van Pan-Granger develops his pro game.

On paper, the Bills’ offense looks a lot different heading into 2024 but even with those changes, there are five defensive units that could really struggle against Buffalo’s offense. With the Bills still having Josh Allen under center in his prime, defenses are still going to feel the pressure because of the threat Allen is.

Here are the five worst defenses the Buffalo Bills will play in 2024

5.) Detroit Lions

Putting a team that was in the conference championship on this list? Yes, because while the Lions have one of the best scoring offenses in the league, they have a defense that was below average and gave up 23 points a game which ranks 19th in the league. They allowed 350+ total yards in eight games and gave up over 400 yards in all three of their playoff games.

They hit on some draft picks in recent memory like Alim McNeill, Aidan Hutchinson, Brian Branch, and Jack Campbell. The Lions went out and addressed their cornerback position in the NFL Draft going with back-to-back cornerback picks.

Even though the Lions are looking to build off of their successful 2023 season, their defense still has a lot to prove so until they make that jump up, expect Allen to do what he does best and make this game into a high scoring matchup.