Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
Switching back to a 4-3 front and promoting Dave Wannstedt to defensive coordinator seemed like the ideal ways for the Buffalo Bills to fix their porous defense. But that formula has yet to produce success as the revamped unit has been abused through the air and on the ground.
A cast of high-profile additions, including premier free-agent defensive end Mario Williams and cornerback Stephon Gilmore, the 10th overall pick, have done little to bolster their performance. The Bills rank 28th in scoring defense and 26th in yards allowed.
Strength: Offensive line/C.J. Spiller
C.J. Spiller has rightfully dominated the headlines for the Bills in the first two weeks, and is the main reason why they lead the league in rushing offense. The ex-Clemson ace is one of the most exciting big-play specialists in the league.
Spiller's shifty feet and phenomenal speed have turned Buffalo's rushing attack into a potent, game-winning weapon. However, as good as Spiller has been, a rebuilt offensive line also deserves a major portion of the credit.
Not only has the group, featuring rookie left tackle Cordy Glenn, knocked open holes for Spiller, they have also kept quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick clean. The Bills have yet to surrender a sack, and if the defensive front can match the all-round play of the O-Line, the Bills will surely start to resemble a playoff contender.