The Buffalo Bills had another deflating loss on Sunday night, this time to the Cincinnati Bengals by a final score of 24-18. The Bills are now 5-4 but 2-3 over their last five games and more importantly 2-4 within the AFC.
This is a team that had high expectations entering the season and it seems like a real possibility that they will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2018, which was Josh Allen's rookie season. The struggles can be attributed to a number of things, some of which are out of their control like the multitude of injuries they have suffered on the defensive side of the ball like Tre'Davious White and Matt Milano.
However, while the defense isn't in that elite tier right now that is not the reason for their struggles. The Bills over the past five weeks are allowing teams to score on average 22 points per game but with the talent on the offensive side of the ball, they should be winning these games. Unfortunately, the offense has scored 25 or more points only once during this stretch.
And that is where the blame lies and head coach Sean McDermott is going to have to make some drastic changes this week if the Bills want to save their season.