Rex Ryan admits the Bills are playing 'boring football' but he'll take the wins
The Bills have rebounded from an 0-2 start to move to 4-2
With one game left in Week 6 of the 2016 NFL season, there is a very surprising team atop the leaderboards in point differential: the Buffalo Bills.
Despite starting 0-2, the Bills have outscored their opponents this season by a league-high 59 points. A decent portion of that differential comes from their 29-point win over the 49ers in Week 6, but they have actually won four consecutive games by double-digits to go from 0-2 to 4-2. The beat the Cardinals by 15, the Patriots by 16, and the Rams by 11 before their blowout win over the Niners.
According to Bills coach Rex Ryan, though, his team is not very exciting.
"I know it's boring football," Ryan said, per the Buffalo News, "but we just want to win, whether that means we're going to put it up 30 or 40 times a game or just run the football. Obviously, I'd prefer to run. There's no question about that. Maybe that's the old school in me, but I still think you run the ball to win games."
While Ryan likely has the adage backwards as it relates to running and winning in a general (as many studies have proven, it's win to run, not run to win), it would be difficult to argue that his team has not run to win the last few weeks. After totaling only 151 rushing yards in Weeks 1 and 2, the Bills have exceeded that total on the ground in three of the last four weeks: 208 yards against the Cardinals, 134 against the Patriots, 193 against the Rams, and 312 (!!!) against the 49ers.
LeSean McCoy once again finds himself among the NFL leaders in rushing (he's second behind only Ezekiel Elliott) and Tyrod Taylor leads all quarterbacks with 236 rushing yards as well. Buffalo really has the ground game working.
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