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Lynn: For Bills offense it’s about 1st downs

Posted by Chris Brown on October 2, 2016 – 11:05 am

Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn is coming off a successful debut last week against Arizona. He knows they’ll be stepping up in class Sunday in New England. Knowing that the Patriots rarely beat themselves, he believes Buffalo’s offense has to take a similar approach.

As successful as the offense was last week, Lynn wants more time of possession and more plays on offense after tallying 61 last week. For Lynn successful NFL offenses is about getting first downs instead of going for broke in the hopes of getting a touchdown.

“Last week we had the ball for only 26 minutes. We weren’t on the field very long for different situations,” Lynn said. “The defense went back on the field after the touchdown on special teams. We still have to stay on the field and take what the defense gives us to sustain drives. Last year we went down the field a lot in certain situations and we had success throwing it down the field, but you also have to take the gimmes to stay on the field. Get the first down and not make the big play because over the long haul that makes a big difference.”

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