The Bills shift gears in the second half of this season

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The Buffalo Bills are under immense pressure during the 2022 NFL season after being named one of the favorites to win Super Bowl LVII.

With the exception of their Week 3 loss to the Miami Dolphins, they lived up to those expectations throughout the first four weeks.

While their offensive production took a hit, their backs were turned, especially in the second half.

The Bills’ public relations department tweeted, “The Bills have allowed only seven second-half runs this season. That’s the fewest second-half points allowed by a team in four games since the Denver Broncos in 2009 (7 points).

Only the Dolphins have scored against the Bills in the third and fourth quarters.

Without that three-yard touchdown executed by Chase Edmonds, Buffalo might have won this game on the road and would instead be 4-0.

Still, the Bills defense returned to its dominant ways in Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Lamar Jackson and company took a 20-10 halftime lead, only to be upstaged in the second half, 13-0.

Tyler Bass’s conversion to the field with no time left handed Baltimore its second home loss this season.

In addition to shutting down opponents, the Bills had six interceptions in the second half, four courtesy of Jordan Poyer.

The defense of invoices in figures

Their defensive feats make them the second-best team in terms of total yards allowed at 234.5 per game.

They are second in passing yards allowed (150.8) and third in rushing yards allowed (83.8) per game.

The Bills are giving up 14.5 points per game, the second-best rate in the league.

Buffalo did not allow a 100-yard rushing game in the first four weeks.

They will be looking to start another winning streak by defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5.


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