Bills Fans are Frustrated After Their Home Win Against the Jets
The Buffalo Bills entered Sunday's afternoon home game against the New York Jets as a favorite. The Bills were the top seed in the AFC conference and the AFC East.
It remained that way after a win over the Jets, 20-12 at Highmark Stadium.
The Bills and Jets played a downright ugly game, especially the first half. Buffalo and New York were 0-0 until Dawson Knox's flip into the end zone made it a 7-0 game, heading into halftime.
The Bills defense had some gaffes but overall, played a great game against a Jets offense led by quarterback Mike White, who left the game twice after big hits in his midsection.
However, Bills fans are less than thrilled with the team on offense after today's game.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen completed 16 of 27 passes for just 147 yards; but did throw for a touchdown and ran for another.
Allen did not get any help from his wide receivers.
Isaiah McKenzie had two costly drops in third down, while Devin Singletary, James Cook and Dawson Knox also had key drops.
Stefon Diggs only caught 3 passes for 37 yards and Gabe Davis was invisible in this matchup. The only key play from Davis was a 17-yard catch but outside of that, he was completely bottled up by the Jets defense.
Then there's offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey, who had quite a few questionable decisions on Sunday.
The Bills had a hard time getting the offense off the ground in the first half and Dorsey's play-calling has been called into question by Bills fans on social media.
The biggest question mark may have been on the Bills final offensive drive, when the Bills were trying to seal the victory with a first down. The Jets had all three timeouts left and there was just over one minute remaining in regulation.
Dorsey dialed up a bootleg pass, which was intended for tight end Tommy Sweeney. The Jets recovered in time and it fell incomplete. After two runs, the Bills had to punt but the defense was able to force four consecutive incompletions to end the game.
The frustrations are understanding, but how much is this Dorsey's play-calling and how much is the simple fact the Bills don't have enough talent at skill positions?
Yes, they have a freak athlete with a laser arm in Josh Allen, plus one of the best wide receivers in the NFL (Stefon Diggs).
After that, their skill position players left them down today.
Davis and McKenzie did not have good games. Knox didn't, outside of that TD that redeemed the first half.
The Bills couldn't run much today but again, the Jets have a great defense -- it's why they might make the playoffs this season.
The Bills had struggles against the Patriots, Lions and Browns; but when the Bills needed plays on offense, they achieved it.
I'm willing to cut Dorsey some slack as the play caller, but I agree with fans he has had some questionable decisions in the last few weeks. It's the first year of him as a play-caller and Brian Daboll had been calling plays at the college and NFL level for 13 years when he left the Bills after last season.
The defense has played very well when healthy (Greg Rousseau has been incredible). The defenses only real issue is just staying healthy.
The Bills could use someone like Odell Beckham Jr. in their offense, but they are 10-3 and have Josh Allen.
It's still the Bills division to lose and they get their payback chance on Saturday night against the Miami Dolphins. That game looking like it will be players in some snow and wind...