New England Patriots: Biggest weakness of every AFC East rival
By Mike Luciano
1. Buffalo Bills: Offensive line
It’s a shame that the AFC is so deep and that Kansas City has so much weaponry, because it’s overshadowing what a loaded team Buffalo is heading into 2021. With Josh Allen back under center, Brian Daboll returning as offensive coordinator, and a parade of talented skill position players, the Bills should be division favorites.
But there’s one problem.
Jon Feliciano and Cody Ford are a solid — if uninspiring — guard tandem, and Daryl Williams at right tackle isn’t striking fear into anyone. While it’s not an egregious flaw like Miami’s issues at running back or New York’s poor cornerback depth, it is something that New England could exploit.
The Bills’ offensive line could be exploited by the Patriots.
The Bills did lock up Dion Dawkins long-term, and they attacked this position in the draft, but Spencer Brown in the third round and Tommy Doyle in the fifth round won’t be enough to completely eliminate their issues along the offensive front.
Belichick’s defense is always going to scheme up ways to get to the quarterback, but with the presence of Matt Judon in the fold, that pass rush just got much more lethal, and that could be a problem for Allen and the Bills if the standout quarterback is unable to comfortably throw from the pocket consistently.