Buffalo Bills: 5 takeaways from Week 1 loss to New York Jets

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3.) Bills’ run defense needs to improve

Right from the start, the Bills’ run defense was split apart by Breece Hall who had a 26 yard run on the Jets’ first offensive play of the game. Hall then managed to get into the open field and run 83 yards that would set the Jets up for their first three points of the night.

Breece Hall ended up with 127 rushing yards and the Jets overall had 172 rushing yards. Dalvin Cook, who arguably was figured to be the main guy in the backfield, had 13 carries but for only 33 yards.

This run defense has been shaky for many seasons now and it continued this week as they were not able to stop the run which kept the Jets’ offense in the game under Zach Wilson. Moving forward, the Bills defense will have to see Raiders’ running back Josh Jacobs and Commanders’ running back Brian Robinson, both of whom can contribute on the ground and help put points on the board.