Joe B: Buffalo Bills All-22 Review vs. New England Patriots (12/5/17)

(WKBW) - While it seemed like the Buffalo Bills had a good gameplan heading into their contest with the New England Patriots, the lack of offensive execution, and the defense just wearing out led to their fourth loss in the last five games.

Up next, if the Bills want to maintain any playoff hopes, they’ll need a win against a struggling Indianapolis Colts team. Before we start to discuss that game next week, first is a look back at the game that was for the Bills.

Each and every week, WKBW.com will review the tape, and bring you how each player graded out in the previous week, wit ah the help of the Game Pass app on NFL.com. You can see a full explanation of how they are done at the bottom of the article.

Now, to the individual player grades of the Bills versus the Patriots:

1) C Eric Wood
Snaps on the Field: 67/67
Grade vs. Patriots: A-

2) CB Tre’Davious White
Snaps on the Field: 65/70
Grade vs. Patriots: A-

3) RG Vladimir Ducasse
Snaps on the Field: 67/67
Grade vs. Patriots: B+

4) LG Richie Incognito
Snaps on the Field: 67/67
Grade vs. Patriots: B+

5) LT Dion Dawkins
Snaps on the Field: 67/67
Grade vs. Patriots: B+

6) NCB Leonard Johnson
Snaps on the Field: 35/70
Grade vs. Patriots: B+

7) DE Eddie Yarbrough
Snaps on the Field: 35/70
Grade vs. Patriots: B

8) DE Jerry Hughes
Snaps on the Field: 52/70
Grade vs. Patriots: B

9) DT Cedric Thornton
Snaps on the Field: 26/70
Grade vs. Patriots: B

10) CB E.J. Gaines
Snaps on the Field: 70/70
Grade vs. Patriots: B

11) DT Kyle Williams
Snaps on the Field: 44/70
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

12) TE Charles Clay
Snaps on the Field: 44/67
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

13) RB LeSean McCoy
Snaps on the Field: 41/67
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

14) DE Ryan Davis
Snaps on the Field: 28/70
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

15) RB Travaris Cadet
Snaps on the Field: 28/67
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

16) WR Deonte Thompson
Snaps on the Field: 55/67
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

17) WR Zay Jones
Snaps on the Field: 65/67
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

18) S Jordan Poyer
Snaps on the Field: 70/70
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

19) DT Deandre Coleman
Snaps on the Field: 24/70
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

20) SLB Lorenzo Alexander
Snaps on the Field: 30/70
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

21) TE Logan Thomas
Snaps on the Field: 22/67
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

22) WLB Matt Milano
Snaps on the Field: 22/70
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

23) DT Adolphus Washington
Snaps on the Field: 36/70
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

24) QB Nathan Peterman
Snaps on the Field: 21/67
Grade vs. Patriots: C+

25) DE Shaq Lawson
Snaps on the Field: 25/70
Grade vs. Patriots: C+

26) CB Lafayette Pitts
Snaps on the Field: 19/70
Grade vs. Patriots: C+

27) S Micah Hyde
Snaps on the Field: 70/70
Grade vs. Patriots: C+

28) WR Jordan Matthews
Snaps on the Field: 51/67
Grade vs. Patriots: C

29) RT Jordan Mills
Snaps on the Field: 67/67
Grade vs. Patriots: C

30) MLB Preston Brown
Snaps on the Field: 70/70
Grade vs. Patriots: C-

31) QB Tyrod Taylor
Snaps on the Field: 46/67
Grade vs. Patriots: D+

32) WLB Ramon Humber
Snaps on the Field: 48/70
Grade vs. Patriots: D

Players with less than 15 snaps

WR Andre Holmes - 13
QB/WR Joe Webb - 5
FB Patrick DiMarco - 5
TE Khari Lee - 5
T Seantrel Henderson - 1

Active players without an offensive or defensive snap: WR Brandon Tate, OL Ryan Groy, LB Tanner Vallejo, LB Deon Lacey, S Trae Elston, S Shamarko Thomas

Inactives: T Conor McDermott (10), G John Miller (8), LT Cordy Glenn (6), RB Mike Tolbert (3), WR Kelvin Benjamin (3), CB Shareece Wright (3), TE Nick O’Leary (1)
*(Total games inactive)

Season Grades (Last week’s rank)
*At least 180 snaps to qualify

1) DE Jerry Hughes - 3.36 (1)
2) CB Tre’Davious White - 3.15 (3)
3) S Micah Hyde - 3.13 (2)
4) RB LeSean McCoy - 3.06 (4)
5) WLB Matt Milano - 3.03 (5)
6) S Jordan Poyer - 2.98 (6)
7) LT Cordy Glenn - 2.96 (7)
8) C Eric Wood - 2.95 (11) 
9) LG Richie Incognito - 2.93 (10)
10) DT Kyle Williams - 2.89 (9)
11) TE Charles Clay - 2.89 (8)
12) DE Eddie Yarbrough - 2.85 (13)
13) CB E.J. Gaines - 2.83 (15)
14) FB Patrick DiMarco - 2.80 (16)
15) DE Shaq Lawson - 2.79 (14)
16) TE Nick O’Leary - 2.79 (17)
17) WR Jordan Matthews - 2.78 (12)
18) WR Andre Holmes - 2.78 (19)
19) RG Vladimir Ducasse - 2.77 (23)
20) WR Zay Jones - 2.75 (20)
21) DE Ryan Davis - 2.74 (22)
22) WR Deonte Thompson - 2.73 (21)
23) QB Tyrod Taylor - 2.69 (18)
24) LT Dion Dawkins - 2.69 (24)
25) DT Cedric Thornton - 2.62 (25)
26) NCB Leonard Johnson - 2.52 (28)
27) SLB Lorenzo Alexander - 2.51 (26)
28) DT Adolphus Washington - 2.48 (29)
29) MLB Preston Brown - 2.40 (27)
30) WLB Ramon Humber - 2.29 (30)
31) RT Jordan Mills - 2.16 (31)
32) G John Miller - 1.87 (32)
33) CB Shareece Wright - 1.82 (33)

How they’re graded:

Every Tuesday, when the All-22 film becomes available, we’ll go through and watch each play and every player on each play as many times as necessary, to assess a letter grade for that game to the player. It is subjective analysis, and it’s important to note that we do not know the play calls and full responsibilities. With that written, the grades stem from technique, outstanding efforts, and presumed liability.

Only players that take a snap on offense or defense are accounted for, and players with under 15 snaps, unless they have a significant impact on the game, will not be factored into weekly rankings. 

Season-long grades have been tallied and documented, with each individual game’s grade being weighted for how much the player was on the field in a given week. Those can be seen above.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia

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