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5 worst Buffalo Bills defenses on their 2024 schedule

5 worst Buffalo Bills defenses on their 2024 schedule
5 worst Buffalo Bills defenses on their 2024 schedule

Through a transition midway through last season, the Buffalo Bills offense went from Ken Dorsey to Joe Brady after some inconsistency in the first half of the season. Once Brady took over playmaking duties, the Bills offense became more electric and dominant. In fact, the Bills offense under Brady helped Buffalo win six of its final seven regular season games and clinch the AFC East for the 4th straight season. Overall, Buffalo’s offense was once again one of the league’s best units to finish 2024.

With everything that happened during the Bills’ offseason, this ranking could easily change. There are new receivers and old receivers. Josh Allen and his recently revamped receiving core will need to find the connection and continue to build their chemistry heading into the season.

When it comes to the running game, the Bills still have James Cook leading the way with Ty Johnson and rookie Ray Davis behind him. Along with the offensive line, center Mitch Morse is gone but the Bills could end up moving Connor McGovern to center while rookie Sedrick Van Pan-Granger develops his professional game.

On paper, the Bills’ offense looks a lot different heading into 2024, but even with these changes, five defensive units could really struggle against Buffalo’s offense. While the Bills still have Josh Allen under center in his prime, defenses are still going to feel the pressure because of the threat Allen poses.

Put a team that was in the conference championship on this list? Yes, because even though the Lions have one of the best offenses in the league, they have a below-average defense and have given up 23 points per game, which ranks 19th in the league. They have allowed over 350 total yards in eight games and have allowed over 400 yards in their three playoff games.

They have found some draft picks recently, like Alim McNeill, Aidan Hutchinson, Brian Branch and Jack Campbell. The Lions went out and addressed their cornerback position in the NFL Draft with back-to-back cornerback picks.

Even as the Lions look to build on their successful 2023 season, their defense still has a lot to prove until they make that jump, expect Allen to do what he does best and make of this match a high scoring match.