The Buffalo Bills defense is sinking to new depths, as they got absolutely drilled today in a 45-3 loss to the San Francisco.
The Bills were coming off a poor Week 4 performance which saw them yield 580 yards of total offense to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. In Week 5, they allowed Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers to rack up 621 yards—a franchise record.
It was the first time in the last 62 years of NFL football that a team had allowed consecutive opponents to gain more than 550-plus yards of offense. The last team to do it was the New York Yanks in 1950. Not the kind of record the Bills want to be known for.
For all of the optimism about the Bills defense in the offseason due to the addition of Mario Williams, Mark Anderson, Stephon Gilmore and promoting Dave Wannstedt to defensive coordinator, there was supposed to be marked improvement on defense. If anything, it looks like it has gotten worse, which is really hard to believe.