How the Buffalo Bills Can Fix Their Struggles on the Road

November 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It is no secret that the Buffalo Bills have one of the easiest final five games in the NFL. This has given fans a glimmer of hope that the 13-year playoff drought could end this season. Unfortunately, four of the final five games are away from Ralph Wilson Stadium, and the team has struggled on the road in 2013, going 1-4.
There have been some unforeseen circumstances that have led to this record. They lost EJ Manuel in the fourth quarter against Cleveland, and when the rookie quarterback did return against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he looked rusty. The poor road record has not all been about bad luck, as poor play-calling has also been a serious flaw for Buffalo away from home.
This chart breaks down the difference of run plays versus pass plays over the five road games this year:
There was only one game that Buffalo showed good balance between running and passing, a division win in Miami.
But in the other four games, the Bills averaged 40 pass attempts to just unde...

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