Indianapolis Colts. It didn’t go so well. The Derek Anderson-led Bills failed to find the end zone and 40% of their final point total came on a gift from the Colts when Andrew Luck watched the snap go right by him deep in their own territory. It wasn’t pretty Lorenzo Alexander Jersey , but we’ll take a look at playing time trends anyway. Offense (56 snaps)The good news is that Derek Anderson remained on the field for the entirety of the offensive snaps. With the current quarterback situation best described as “dire,” an injury to the interim starter would be the last thing the Bills need. For the offensive line, Jeremiah Sirles came in for only three plays, meaning the Bills went light on their heavy package this week. LeSean McCoy left the game with what appeared to be an ankle injury on the second play of the day for the Bills’ offense. It was later revealed that a head injury kept McCoy from returning to the game and has his status for Week 8 in question. Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy saw increased workloads as a result. Captain Patrick DiMarco did not see increased snaps. For the receivers, Zay Jones remains the number one for playing time. We noted that the familiarity between Derek Anderson and Kelvin Benjamin could lead to the latter being more of a factor in this game to help Anderson acclimate. Not surprising then that his 79% of snaps this week was the highest amount for Benjamin this year. While the game wasn’t his highest amount for targets this season Authentic Kyle Williams Jersey , it was his highest in catches (4) and yards (71). Defense (66 snaps)Interestingly, the Bills’ inability to stop the Colts might have been the result of some tinkering this week. Only two players of the 100% club stayed on the field the entire time. Tremaine Edmunds and Jordan Poyer are usually joined by Tre’Davious White, Micah Hyde, and Phillip Gaines. Matt Milano looked to join the ranks recently. Milano came closest this week, missing only one snap. Curiously though; White http://www.buffalobillsteamonline.com/phillip-gaines-jersey , Micah Hyde and Gaines all saw reduced playing time. White and Gaines appear to have had playing time taken by [checks notes] Dontae Johnson. The defensive line has typically aimed for a two-thirds to one-third split between starters and depth players. For some reason this week, none of the starters broke 55%. The shift to a roughly 50/50 split is a significant deviation from the usual defensive plan. Similarly, Taron Johnson saw a small reduction in playing time compared to last week, while Rafael Bush’s time increased. This likely means the Bills attempted to play more “big nickel” defense this week. Special Teams (24 snaps)Players that broke the 30% barrier are listed above. In total, 36 players took the field for special teams against the Colts. The big move this week on special teams is Siran Neal topping the list. There could be some tinkering going on with this part of the team as well. The Buffalo Bills entered U.S. Bank Stadium as 16.5-point underdogs against the Vikings. And http://www.buffalobillsteamonline.com/stephen-hauschka-jersey , of course, the Bills developed a quick 17-point lead, which eventually became a 27-6 victory.So how motivated was Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen by the lopsided betting line?“I didn’t even know,” Allen told PFT by phone after the victory.Allen explained that the Bills wanted to focus on their own brand of football, with offense and defense complementing each other and by focusing on no outside noise or chatter or anything. Allen isn’t even focused on his individual performance; he said he pays “zero percent” attention to his completion percentage Youth LeSean McCoy Jersey , a topic that was such a big part of the pre-draft discussion regarding Allen. (On Sunday, he completed 68 percent of his passes.)Allen supplemented his passing with running on Sunday, contributing 39 yards on 10 attempts and two touchdowns. One of the runs included a manhood-risking hurdle over linebacker Anthony Barr.Allen said he simply trying to get a first down any way he could. So how does he balance moving the chains against protecting his body?“I’m trying to play fearless,” Allen said. “Coaches say to let it rip. I’m not sure they meant it that way.”Allen will let it rip next weekend at Lambeau Field against the Packers, a scheduling quirk that looked to be a pair of looming losses. Allen said that he was and still is a huge Aaron Rodgers fan Youth Charles Clay Jersey , and that Allen respects Rodgers’ whatever-it-take mentality.“Everyone should have that,” Allen said.On Sunday, the Bills didn’t have to do anything all that heroic to overcome the Vikings. With the Packers coming home after a deflating loss of their own in Washington — and with the Packers highly unlikely to overlook Buffalo the way Minnesota apparently did — the Bills may have a harder time following their two losses to start the season with two wins.
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