Inside The Bills

Big play opportunities?

Posted by Chris Brown on October 26, 2014 – 10:25 am

Through the first seven games this season the Bills have turned in some big offensive plays almost every week. There’s a strong likelihood they’re going to need a handful of such plays if they’re going to beat the Jets.

As we mentioned in our earlier post this morning, Buffalo should have an advantage against New York’s corners with the talent they’ll line up at receiver. And so far this season the Bills stand sixth in the league in plays that have gone for 20 yards or more with 31.

New York’s defense, while stout in many areas (run defense, forcing opponents 3&out among them), they have had trouble preventing the big play from happening. They rank near the middle of the pack (14th) in preventing big plays having given up 24 so far this season.

New York’s big play capability has not been there this season, which is partly why they chose to acquire Percy Harvin when the opportunity presented itself.


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