Rush­ing the key for Bills

Sunday Sports - - SPORTS - — John Kryk

The Buf­falo Bills thumped the lowly New York Jets last week, rack­ing up 408 to­tal yards, third most in the NFL in Week 1. Nearly 200 of it came on the ground.

How­ever, many games the Bills might win in 2017, that has to be their for­mula, ac­cord­ing to NFL Films an­a­lyst and se­nior pro­ducer Greg Cosell.

“Their pro­file,” Cosell said, “has to be (1) run the ball, (2) play solid de­fence and (3) try to hit some (big) first-and-10 throws where it’s a de­fined read, where, ide­ally, you’re get­ting pre­dictable cov­er­ages and you can then run route con­cepts against those pre­dictable cov­er­ages.”

Fifty-two of Ty­rod Tay­lor’s 132 yards pass­ing, and his only touch­down throw, came on first downs against the Jets.

“Can they do this against good de­fences? Not as well,” Cosell said. “But they have to play this way. It’s the only way they can play to have a chance (with Tay­lor at quar­ter­back) … This is go­ing to have to be their of­fen­sive pro­file.”

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