Inside The Bills

Much of Bills game plan left on shelf

Posted by Chris Brown on November 4, 2012 – 9:06 pm

The Bills had what they felt was an effective game plan for Houston, but it was the Texans’ own plan defensively that eliminated any opportunity for Buffalo’s offense to use much of what they wanted to run.

“We had a lot of stuff that we didn’t get to because of how they were playing us,” said Ryan Fitzpatrick. “That’s just the way it is with our team and the things that we do. When teams play against us that’s the biggest thing teams try to do is stop the run, stop C.J., stop Fred and make you beat them with the pass. That’s what the Texans came into the game saying and that’s what they did.”

The chief problem was Houston’s use of a regular front seven against Buffalo’s three wide set. The kept their third LB in instead of subbing him out for a nickel corner and dared the Bills to beat them with the pass. Buffalo didn’t execute often enough.

“It’s something we need to evaluate and figure out and have a good plan for and we’ve got to be able to take advantage with our guys on the outside as well,” said Fitzpatrick.

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