Bills vs. Lions Halftime Update

The Buffalo Bills offensive struggles continue as they are only able to muster a field goal in the first half against the Detroit Lions. The Lions haven't been much better with 14 points and this game is far from over.

The Kyle Orton era did not start off well with the veteran quarterback going 12 of 17 for 113 yards and one interception. The interception changed this game as Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis was able to return it for a touchdown and gave the Lions a two-score lead.

For the third week in a row, the Bills offense has been pass heavy with 17 passes to only 11 runs. This is due in large part to the fact that C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson have been largely ineffective. The two running backs have combined for 26 rushing yards on 11 carries. The Bills as an offense are only averaging 1.6 yards per rush because the Lions defensive line has been controlling the line of scrimmage. The Bills offensive line has not been able to create any running lanes for these backs.

The Bills pass defense has been suspect all season but have done a good job so far today against the Lions offense. Matt Stafford only has 69 yards passing but more surprising than that is the fact that Calvin Johnson has zero catches.

The Bills can’t expect this type of defensive effort to continue and the offense will need to do their part. The team made the switch to Orton to get veteran leadership at the quarterback position. This is the time they will need that the most.


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