3 causes for concern as the Bills face the Jets in Week 11

The Buffalo Bills are looking to get back in the win column as they host the New York Jets in a  Sunday afternoon matchup in Week 11.

Buffalo (5-5) are entering the latter of their 2023 season and each and every game will be important. However, New York (4-5) will pose plenty of problems.

Every NFL team has a strong roster. As they say, the players on the other sideline are getting paid too. But in terms of facing the Jets this week, there are a few particular things that could be a problem for Buffalo.

Here are three causes for concern as the Bills face the Jets:

New OC

Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re celebrating the Bills’ decision to fire offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey, don’t get carried away. Maybe Buffalo’s offense will improve, maybe it won’t.

A mid-season change is hard to pull off and it’s a trial by fire. A good outcome will not be guaranteed at all.

NFL's best defense that shows up vs. Bills


Not only is Brady being tossed in the deep end in general, it’s happening against what could be the best defense in the NFL. The Jets are still afloat despite the loss of quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) because their defense is legit.

Some per game stats:

  • Total yards allowed: 307.8 (6th)

  • Passing yards allowed: 169.3 (3rd)

  • Points allowed: 19.1 (7th)

  • Takeaways: 15 (T-4th)

Not to mention, over the past few seasons, New York can be a thorn in the side of Buffalo. The Jets bring it against the Bills and don’t make it easy (just like in Week 1). The last two seasons has seen these two AFC East rivals split their season series.

Sloppy lately

Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

The Bills have 18 total giveaways so far this season. Of those, four happened last week including three from quarterback Josh Allen.

Look to Dorsey all you want. Being hopeful is part of being a fan. But combined with the Jets’ talented defense… Buffalo’s ability to give the ball away is extremely concerning still.

Story originally appeared on Bills Wire