The Buffalo Bills taught us some things in their latest outing in Week 10.
The Bills (5-5) lost to the Denver Broncos (3-5) on Monday Night Football by a final score of 24-22. Buffalo’s offense had a lackluster outing but the defense did its best to hold a strong opponent despite a series of injuries building up.
Mistakes in the end ruined it all.
And just in time for the playoff push.
After letting the result sink in, let’s take some time to look back and reflect. What exactly did Buffalo’s football team teach us this week?
Here are five things we learned from the Bills’ loss to the Bengals in Week 10:
Ken Dorsey gets the blame
By the time of posting, let’s get to the obvious: Offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey was fired. He was replaced by quarterbacks coach Joe Brady in the interim.
We learned Dorsey is the fall guy.
McDermott didn't help and patience is wearing...
Dorsey is the latest but not the first.
Ex-defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier “stepped down…”
Daboll was named the Giants’ head coach, but the frosty exchange between him and McDermott was enough to tell us that rumors of disagreement between the two were probably true.
Don’t forget special teams: Coordinator Heath Farwell was let go.
And that 12-men on the field penalty? That falls squarely on McDermott. Inexcusable, as he put it, because that’s what it was. Cornerback Taron Johnson took a bad pass interference penalty as well. putting Denver in field-goal range… but the banged up defense did their part…
The Bills are a turnover machine
The terrible turnover Bills haven’t gone away.
Quarterback Josh Allen is the top culprit, he had three giveaways against the Broncos, two of which were interceptions. Then running back James Cook had two fumbles and was lucky to not lose both.
The Bills play ugly.
The playoff window is closing
The top four teams in the conference are the AFC’s divisional winners. Behind them, the next three are Wild-Card teams.
Math says seven teams will represent the AFC in the NFL postseason this January.
The Bills are in 10th place right now. Buffalo remains a club you can describe as “not a playoff team.”
Hey, at least they can run it...
Cook had 109 yards on 12 carries despite his fumbles. Latavius Murray added 68 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.
It wasn’t enough to save Dorsey, but hey, the Bills’ backfield ran it well for once…