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  • panxing18
    February 17, 2019 at 4:59 pm #2010

    Buffalo Bills defense from Leslie Frazier against Chargers The Buffalo Bills defense had the doors blown off in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens and more of the same was happening to them in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers. So Sean McDermott did something he hasn’t done in his 19 games as Bills head coach; he started calling plays.McDermott took over defensive play-calling in the second half , overruling defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and providing a spark to a Bills defense that was able to lock it down over the final two quarters even without Vontae Davis and down to just two cornerbacks.“I just thought we needed a spark and that’s my background,” McDermott said after the game. “Coach Frazier does a really good job as well as the defensive staff. I just felt like we needed a spark.”Buffalo had allowed nine consecutive red zone touchdowns this season (ten if you count the 20-yard score from Sunday on the edge of the red zone) until McDermott’s defense forced a field goal in the second half. After surrendering 28 points to Los Angeles and 47 points to the Ravens, Frazier’s defense had allowed 75 points in only six quarters. Buffalo’s 78 points allowed after two games is tied with the Detroit Lions for worst in the NFL. “Defensively, we didn’t play well enough, obviously , in the first half against a good offensive unit, spotting them 28 points,” McDermott said.The Bills defense gave up 17 first downs to Phillip Rivers and the Chargers in the second half on the heels of 26 first downs a week ago to the Ravens. But McDermott, whose defense only gave up four first downs the rest of the way, doesn’t know yet if it’s going to be a permanent move.“It’s something we’re going to evaluate ,” McDermott said. “We’re going to evaluate that as well as a few other things, too.” The Buffalo Bills head into halftime with a ten point deficit against the Houston Texans, thanks largely to two massive special teams miscues. A muffed punt by rookie returner Ray-Ray McCloud was returned by the Texans, leading to a short field and a touchdown. Then the Texans blocked a punt in Bills territory, setting up a field goal to extend Houston’s lead.The Bills haven’t had any favors working with the referees , either. Tre’Davious White has been flagged twice for holding, extending Texans drives on third downs, and offensive holding penalties wiped out a first down gain and a 54-yard punt late in the second quarter.The Bills offense has failed to connect on passing plays longer than 5 yards, and the offense was held to 55(!) yards in the first half. The defense held the Texans to 115 yards (with three sacks, a forced fumble Womens Matt Milano Jersey , and an end zone interception), but those special teams mistakes have made the difference in this defensive battle.Bills defensive end Trent Murphy walked off the field with an injury late in the second quarter. His return is questionable.The Texans will start the second half with the football. The Bills need to make up ground on offense with their second half adjustments. We’re talking about the second half in here. Go Bills!

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