Buffalo has been playing great football but the team that showed up last Saturday is quite beatable. It took some odd play calling and Colts' miscues for them to advance.
This Monday I began with another viewing of the Buffalo Bills’ win over the Indianapolis Colts, to see what worked, and what did not, for the Bills on both sides of the football. Two plays early in the game stood out to me, instances where the Colts were able to get Josh Allen off his initial read due to mugged looks up front, where one or more defenders are showing a blitz. On these occasions not only did the Colts find a way to take away Allen’s first read, they found ways to pressure him while doing so.
That sent me down a film rabbit hole, and hours later I had cut together different examples from throughout the season where such defensive fronts forced mistakes and even near-interceptions from the Bills passer. In this video breakdown you’ll see some of those examples, building to the two plays from early in Saturday’s contest: