Inside The Bills

Offense wants to iron out lulls

Posted by Chris Brown on November 1, 2011 – 8:50 am

Most analysts would be hard pressed to find too many issues with Buffalo’s offense so far this season. The third-highest scoring team in the league has done it with good balance and top notch efficiency in the red zone. But if you ask the Bills themselves there is something they’re looking to correct.

In the last couple of games the offensive players feel they’ve been out of sync for short stretches of games where they’re having a few series in a row where they’ve got a three-and-out or a six-and-out followed by another short drive resulting in no points.

“In the game, there is always a dry period,” said Stevie Johnson in an NFL Network interview this week. “I think to be one of those teams, we have to be able to get over that faster than what we have been. Sometimes it takes us two or three series to get over that dry spell. I think we can work on that and just continue to go out there and handle the business. Having fun is always good when you’re winning, so just make sure we can continue to handle business.”

Last week the Bills had a stretch in the game between the third and fourth quarters where they went three-and-out, three-and-out and then had a seven-play drive that resulted in a missed field goal.

Head coach Chan Gailey was a bit more direct on the subject.

“I don’t think we’re going to have to go out there and score 30-something every week,” he said. “I don’t believe that in my heart of hearts, but the objective of the offense is to score every time you have the football. If you don’t do that you’re not pleased with yourself.”

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