The Bills finally looked like they were back to the team we all saw before the Titans loss in October. The Bills won today in dominate form, 45-17 in East Rutherford. We’ve all seen the Bills struggle, and I have my own opinion about what has gone wrong since the loss to the Titans. They struggled at home against the Dolphins and, of course, the loss in Jacksonville was rock bottom. Buffalo advanced to 6-3 after they dominated the Jets, and they are now 3-0 in division play, it is always great to beat the Jets no matter how good or even bad they are, especially in the Meadowlands. Here are my takeaways:
The Bills have the best secondary in football: Taron Johnson’s interception early in the game set the tone for the secondary in a day that was filled with turnovers. The secondary came up big again when Mycah Hyde recovered a fumble on what would have been a big gain for the Jets. Tre’Davious White also had an interception of his own, his first of the year. Before the game was over, Jordan Poyer and Levi Wallace got in on the interception party as well.
The Bills offense returns: The Bills made it a point to get as many players involved in the offense as possible – just listen to all of these names. Matt Breida scored the Bills opening touchdown to give them the 7-0 lead. Stefon Diggs later gave the Bills a 17-3 lead before halftime. Isaiah McKenzie gave the Bills a 24-3 lead on a jet sweep touchdown. Later, Matt Breida scored his second touchdown of the afternoon to give Buffalo a 31-3 lead in the third quarter. Fellow running back Zack Moss gave the Bills a 38-3 lead. Devin Singletary closed out the Bills scoring, and the Bills would go up 45-10, eventually winning 45-17.
The Bills look scary good again: As I said, this was a totally different Bills team than last week in Jacksonville. I said last week the Bills did not come prepared to play, and that got them beat. Today we saw the Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs that we all saw last season. On the defensive side of the ball, I’m giving the secondary the game ball. And on offense, I would give it to Matt Breida.
The Bills have a very underrated offensive line: When the running game is executing, and Josh Allen has a lot of time to throw, you have to give the offensive line a lot of credit. I consider Mitch Morse the heart of the Bills offensive line, and it did help having Spencer Brown back at RT. All offensive lines will struggle at times, but the Bills offensive line has been one of the most improved units since McDermott came to Buffalo, in my opinion.
The Bills return home next week to take on the Indianapolis Colts. Today, the Colts defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-17 and will come into Orchard Park 5-5 on the year. The Colts have a familiar face as head coach in former Buffalo Bills quarterback Frank Reich. He is known for backing up Jim Kelly and bringing the Bills back in the most incredible comeback in NFL history against the Houston Oilers. The Colts have former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and Jonathan Taylor at running back. This is a rematch of the 2020 AFC Wildcard, and it should be a great game at Highmark Stadium.