The Buffalo Bills have dropped their second game in two weeks. This time though, the loss isn't what hurts the most, it's the regression. After their week 5 loss to the Tennessee Titans, Bills fans thought it was nothing but a minor setback. We didn't think the Kansas City Chiefs would be in a walk in the park, but we also couldn't have predicted what came next.
This won't be a pro's and con's article, because I really can't think of any pro's from Monday night's game. The offense was just as bad as the defense. Josh Allen struggled, only completing 14 of his 27 passes for 122 yards, John Brown couldn't record a single reception on four targets, Devin Singletary showed that maybe he isn't ready to be the star running back we all think he can be, and the defense has been the same mediocre unit it's been since week one.
The final score - 26 to 17 Kansas City - was definitely not reflective of just how much of a one sided game it really was. The Chiefs ran the ball all over Buffalo. Kansas City rushed for 245 yards, and Chiefs rookie running back sensation Clyde Edwards-Helaire averaged a whopping 6.2 yards per carry against the Bills. Helaire finished the night with 161 yards on 26 carries.
For the first four weeks of the season, Josh Allen was solidifying himself as a top quarterback in the league. He even had his name in the MVP conversation for a while. I think it's safe to say that after back to back losses to the Titans and Chiefs, we can officially table the "Josh Allen for MVP" talks for the time being. Bills' fans have real reason to worry after Allen and his team have spent the last two weeks regressing.
It's not all doom and gloom just yet though, Bills' fans. The good news for this team is that they're still 4-2, and while the 3-3 Miami Dolphins are gaining traction within the division, I still do firmly believe that the AFC East belongs to Buffalo in 2020, and that Miami catching up shouldn't be too much of a concern as of right now. The Bills remaining 2020 schedule goes as follows:
Week 7 - @ New York Jets
Week 8 - vs. New England
Week 9 - vs. Seattle
Week 10 - @ Arizona
Week 11 - Bye
Week 12 - vs. Chargers
Week 13 - @ San Francisco
Week 14 - vs. Pittsburgh
Week 15 - @ Denver
Week 16 - @ New England
Week 17 - vs. Miami
Another bit of good news for this Buffalo team, is that two of their four biggest matchups are officially behind them. Week 7 they head to Metlife Stadium to matchup against the winless New York Jets, then they play the struggling New England Patriots. In my honest opinion, best case scenario for this Bills team is to finish the season 13-3, suffering one more loss against Seattle in week 9, and securing a close victory over Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 14.
Worst case scenario and most realistic for the struggling Bills is 11-5, dropping at least one game to Cam Newton and the Patriots, and losing their game against the Steelers. No matter how you shake it, this is a playoff team. That's reason for us Bills' fans to smile! And hey... Only losing by nine points to the reigning Super Bowl Champs, honestly people, it could have been much, much worse.
I know this team is young, I know that they're a year or two away, and a piece or two away from putting it all together and making a run at the Super Bowl, and I know that Josh Allen is only in his third year as a starting quarterback... But I am once again pleading to Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott, it is time to get back to the drawing board, and it's time to make some moves to overhaul this defense and this rushing game.
I am very much looking forward to getting back into the win column on Sunday against the Jets.
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