Is the Buffalo Bills’ two-game losing streak cause for concern?

The Buffalo Bills, a team that entered the season as the favorites to win the Super Bowl, lost in alarming fashion for the second straight game in Sunday’s classic to the Minnesota Vikings.

Sure, it took overtime for the Bills to lose to the Vikings in a loss, but they led by as many as 14 points in that game, marking the second week in a row that they’ve lost a double-digit lead (they lost to the New York Jets the week before).

That’s just one of the few reasons FOX Sports’ Nick Wright is sounding the alarm about Buffalo, which is going 6-3 into the back half of a schedule that’s loaded with AFC East rivals who are above .500.

“Buffalo, you’re not a bad team, that’s a good goal to have — don’t be a bad team,” Wright said on Wednesday’s “First Things First.” “Unfortunately, the standard for the Bills this year — oddly for a team that’s never done anything — was the Super Bowl or bust.

“We have no reason to believe it’s theoretically obtainable. They’ve had a 10-point lead in a row. They’re on a stretch of three straight games where they haven’t scored a single touchdown in the second half.”

A major catalyst for the accounts woes in recent weeks has been turnovers. They had four against the Vikings in Week 10, including two interceptions by Josh Allen in the red zone, marking the third straight week Allen has thrown multiple interceptions in a game. Four of these six interceptions came in the red zone.

The turnovers were alarming for Bills and Allen. Their 18 turnovers are the most in the league this season and are nearly double from the first nine games last season (10). Allen’s 10 interceptions also lead the league.

After not committing a single redzone turnover during the first nine games of last season, the Bills have committed a record five redzone turnovers this year. Allen is responsible for each (three interceptions and two fumbles).

Wright believes that while other contenders have a specialty, the Bills have become notorious for throwing too much.

“What are the Buffalo Bills good at right now?” Wright asked. “I can tell you what it is [Kansas City] The bosses are very good. I can tell you what [San Francisco] 49ers … the [Miami] Dolphins… i [Baltimore] Crows are great. There [are] many teams I can say are not perfect, but at least they are fantastic [at one thing].

“Buffalo, I think the answer would be pitching to your guys and the other team. You’re near the top of the league on both.”

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As Allen continues to play with an elbow injury and some key defensive players remain sidelined (Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer and Tre’Davious White), Wright thinks there’s legitimate cause for concern in Buffalo.

“My question is, with a broken defense, a broken Josh Allen, being sixth in the conference and third in their division isn’t enough to worry you, what would worry you?” Wright said.

The Bills will host the Cleveland Browns (3-6) Sunday (1 PM ET), weather permitting.


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