The Buffalo Bills went for the win against the Tennessee Titans during their Week 6 encounter.
They failed at the goal line, and the Titans held on to the win.
In an alternate ending, the Bills could also succeed and claim victory.
Though they did not secure the win, head coach Sean McDermott’s trust in his offense will pay off one way or another.
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— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) October 27, 2021
Win or lose, they forget about the previous match after the specified time.
That mentality may help them become hungrier for victories after their bye week.
But looking at their schedule, it seems like the Bills will be having a bye month because of their subsequent three assignments.
Winning the AFC East Race This Early
It’s not that the Bills must take it easy over the next three weeks.
They still have to be at their best, even against some of the worst teams this season.
These opponents can pull off the upset if taken for granted.
But the Bills playing at full strength can improve their record to 7-2 and move closer to another division title.
Buffalo will face the 1-6 Miami Dolphins again, six weeks after defeating the same team, 35-0.
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Every team has a BYE Week.
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— Kyle Brandt (@KyleBrandt) October 27, 2021
In Week 9, it will be the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on their slate.
The Bills will then cap an easy three-game swing on the road against a New York Jets team that might still miss Zach Wilson by that time.
As of writing, the three teams have a combined record of 3-16.
Likewise, a loss by the Dolphins and the Jets puts them out of contention for the AFC East crown.
Therefore, complacency will be the Bills’ biggest opponent during these matches.
Buffalo’s Red Zone Offense Must Show Improvement
The Bills reached Tennessee’s red zone five times and failed to score once.
However, two of their scoring drives were for field goals.
Had it been touchdowns, the Bills get an additional six points which might be enough to clinch the victory.
Unfortunately, those struggles were not a one-game anomaly.
They lead the league with 29 drives to the red zone coming into Week 8.
"How would you rank Brian Daboll's creativity?"
— Jenna Cottrell (@JennaCottrell) October 27, 2021
Sadly, they scored a touchdown in only 55 percent of those possessions.
That rate ranks 26th in the league, with only the Jets, Washington, the Denver Broncos, the Detroit Lions, the Indianapolis Colts, and the New York Giants lagging.
Their 12 red zone field goals are the most in the league, but they’d rather score touchdowns in most of those opportunities.
When the Bills reach the red zone, opposing teams drop seven or eight people in coverage to limit the gaps where Josh Allen can throw the ball.
That scheme limits Buffalo’s completion rate in that area which reduces their scoring opportunities.
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However, this concern cannot persist if they are to complete the march to the Super Bowl.
They must keep their foot on the gas pedal to cancel the chances of the opposing team.
But given their schedule in the coming weeks, the Bills might reverse this trend against the NFL’s worst.