The Bills Struggle

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By Ali Gokcek

Ever since the Bills’ impressive win against the Chiefs back on October 10th, the team has struggled with an abysmal 3-5 record. Once a superbowl-hopeful team, the Bills are struggling to even qualify for the playoffs. After this past Sunday’s loss against Tom Brady and the Bucs, the Bills stand at a 7-6 record. So, why is this happening? 

Well, the Bills defense and running game has been simply terrible for this extended stretch of losses. In Monday’s game against the Patriots, the Patriots threw the ball only three times and ran the ball 46 times. So, despite running the ball for virtually every play, they still won the game. How does a defense fail to adapt to the same exact play after only a couple of possessions? The Bills are 0-4 when they don’t rush for at least 100 yards. On the other hand, the Bills are 1-3 when allowing an opponent to run for 100-plus yards, and have yielded 200-plus yards several times in the past few weeks. The Bills need to improve on these two points. Their offense, led by Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasely, Emmanuel Sanders, and countless others, has been very strong. However, they need to bring home the bacon on the defensive end in order to compete with even half-decent teams.