In Depth: Week 4 – Bills vs. Patriots Game Analysis
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- There was some questionable play selection on offense during this game. For instance, the Patriots opting to run it on 3rd-and-5 on the first drive of the game made no sense. Then on 3rd-and-2 and the Patriots try a quick shovel pass to RB James White, which ended up as an ugly play.
- QB Jacoby Brissett fumbling the ball after a promising drive was a big shot in the foot. Could’ve put 3 points on the board, but walked away with 0. Brissett needs to get down and slide in that situation.
- The Patriots scored 0 points. What else is there really to say?
- The Patriots pass rush was non-existent this game. There was too much time and it was far too easy for QB Tyrod Taylor in the pocket. No Pass Rush = Holes opening up in the secondary. Will they be inconsistent through the season?
- Patriots were clearly confused when the Bills first brought out their wildcat formation, as RB Mike Gillislee was able to run up the middle for 16 yards – untouched. This is certainly something they will need to be ready for in the future, especially with another matchup at the end of October.
- The Bills first drive of the game was 7 minutes long. Thats far too long for the defense to be on the field. The Bills were also 7-15 (46%) on third down in this game.
- Missed tackles is a huge story of this game as they had 14. It was a very sloppy game for the defense.