Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE
I'm sure an owner would like to hope that after investing over $100 million in defensive upgrades in the past offseason, his team could do better than allowing the 30th-most points in the league.
As ESPN's James Walker highlights, "[The] Bills spent more than $100 million on defensive ends Mario Williams and Mark Anderson and a first-round pick on cornerback Stephon Gilmore."
Yet there the Bills were on Sunday, allowing seven consecutive scoring drives, a stretch that included six touchdowns, to division rival New England.
The Patriots were passing and rushing all over what should be an embarrassed Bills defense.
While this ineptitude is a team-wide failure, the Bills surely hoped for more from their two big defensive free-agent acquisitions.
Williams has just 1.5 sacks, one tackle for loss and nine total tackles. Anderson has nine tackles, one sack and one tackle for loss.
Rookie Gilmore has certainly had his moments, and he already checks in with seven passes defensed and a forced fumble.
Still, this defense is in shambles, and even if Williams and Anderson pick up their production, this unit will have issues.
The Bills defense is 23rd in passing yards allowed, 28th in rushing yards allowed and 26th in Football Outsiders' DVOA ranking.
While this team is 2-2, this defense will doom it, and it already has to a large extent. Both of the Bills' losses have come in division by a combined score of 100-56. A hundred points allowed in two division games! Amazing.