Buffalo Bills: Dawson Knox leaves Week 17 against Patriots with head injury

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Update: The Buffalo Bills have cleared Dawson Knox to return to the game against the New England Patriots.

The Buffalo Bills have a 13-7 lead over the New England Patriots but the offense has struggled while the defense has continued to set them up in great field position. The team may be without one of their tight ends as Dawson Knox left the game in the first quarter due to a head injury, according to the Buffalo Bills.

Dawson Knox was only playing in his 11th game of the season after he missed five games due to a wrist injury. He was placed on injured reserve prior to the Week 8 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The veteran tight end has not had the same impact he did last year with only 20 receptions for 164 yards and one touchdown. The injury certainly has played a factor but the addition of first round pick Dalton Kincaid to the offense has also impacted the workload this year.

Buffalo Bills offense needs a spark to get going against the New England Patriots

While Dawson Knox has not made much of an impact this year, the Buffalo Bills offense needs someone to step up as the offense has struggled to begin the game against the Patriots. The defense has been playing incredible with three turnovers in the first quarter but the offense has only been able to muster 13 points off those turnovers.

The passing game and Josh Allen have been out of sync as Allen has completed only 2 of 11 passes for a grand total of five yards. The run game though has looked much better as they already have 71 rushing yards and an average of 5.9 yards per carry.

It will be interesting to see if Dalton Kincaid has a bigger role moving forward if Knox is forced to miss the remainder of the game.

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