Joe B: Buffalo Bills All-22 Review - Week 8 vs. New England Patriots

(WKBW) - After two straight losses, the Buffalo Bills hosted their first Monday Night Football game in a decade against the rival New England Patriots, and with a journeyman at quarterback, the results were reasonably predictable. The Bills hung around for much of the game, but eventually, the offensive talent of the Patriots won out.

Up next, the Bills return home for a matchup with the surprising 4-3 Chicago Bears. Before that happens, first is an in-depth look at the individual performances from the Week Eight loss to the Patriots, which dropped the Bills to a 2-6 record on the 2018 season.

Each week, WKBW.com will review the film, and bring you how each player graded out in the previous week, with the help of the Game Pass app on NFL.com. You can see a full explanation of how the grades get calculated at the bottom of the article.

Without further ado, the individual grades:

1) DE Jerry Hughes
Snaps on the Field:  45/76
Grade vs. Patriots: A-

2) WLB Matt Milano
Snaps on the Field: 75/76
Grade vs. Patriots: A-

3) CB Tre'Davious White
Snaps on the Field: 75/76
Grade vs. Patriots: A-

4) DT Star Lotulelei
Snaps on the Field: 50/76
Grade vs. Patriots: B+

5) MLB Tremaine Edmunds
Snaps on the Field: 44/76
Grade vs. Patriots: B+

6) DE Shaq Lawson
Snaps on the Field: 43/76
Grade vs. Patriots: B

7) CB Taron Johnson
Snaps on the Field: 46/76
Grade vs. Patriots: B

8) DT Harrison Phillips
Snaps on the Field: 30/76
Grade vs. Patriots: B

9) DT Jordan Phillips
Snaps on the Field: 34/76
Grade vs. Patriots: B

10) SLB Lorenzo Alexander
Snaps on the Field: 58/76
Grade vs. Patriots: B

11) WR Zay Jones
Snaps on the Field: 60/64
Grade vs. Patriots: B

12) S Jordan Poyer
Snaps on the Field: 76/76
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

13) DT Kyle Williams
Snaps on the Field: 50/76
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

14) RB Chris Ivory
Snaps on the Field: 19/64
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

15) RG John Miller
Snaps on the Field: 64/64
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

16) WR Andre Holmes
Snaps on the Field: 64/64
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

17) S Micah Hyde
Snaps on the Field: 75/76
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

18) DE Eddie Yarbrough
Snaps on the Field: 33/76
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

19) TE Jason Croom
Snaps on the Field: 17/64
Grade vs. Patriots: B-

20) TE Charles Clay
Snaps on the Field: 41/64
Grade vs. Patriots: C+

21) LG Vladimir Ducasse
Snaps on the Field: 64/64
Grade vs. Patriots: C+

22) TE Logan Thomas
Snaps on the Field: 18/64
Grade vs. Patriots: C+

23) RB LeSean McCoy
Snaps on the Field: 46/64
Grade vs. Patriots: C+

24) MLB Julian Stanford
Snaps on the Field: 32/76
Grade vs. Patriots: C+

25) CB Phillip Gaines
Snaps on the Field: 75/76
Grade vs. Patriots: C

26) LT Dion Dawkins
Snaps on the Field: 64/64
Grade vs. Patriots: C

27) C Russell Bodine
Snaps on the Field: 64/64
Grade vs. Patriots: C

28) WR Kelvin Benjamin
Snaps on the Field: 49/64
Grade vs. Patriots: C

29) RT Jordan Mills
Snaps on the Field: 64/64
Grade vs. Patriots: C-

30) QB Derek Anderson
Snaps on the Field: 62/64
Grade vs. Patriots: D

Players with less than 15 snaps:
FB Patrick DiMarco (12)
WR Cam Phillips (11)
WR Ray-Ray McCloud (11)
S Rafael Bush (4)
QB Nathan Peterman (2)
RB Marcus Murphy (1)
WLB Ramon Humber (1)

Active players without an offensive or defensive snap: 
G/C Ryan Groy
T Jeremiah Sirles
SLB Deon Lacey
CB Ryan Lewis
CB Lafayette Pitts
S Siran Neal

Inactives: 
*(Total games inactive in 2018)
G Wyatt Teller (8)
G Ike Boettger (7)
T Conor McDermott (7)
QB Josh Allen (2)
RB Taiwan Jones (2)
CB Dontae Johnson (2)
DE Trent Murphy (1)

Season-long grades:
*(Minimum 120 snaps)

1) CB Tre'Davious White - 3.42 (1)
2) SLB Lorenzo Alexander - 3.23 (2)
3) CB Taron Johnson - 3.18 (3)
4) DE Jerry Hughes - 3.14 (4)
5) WLB Matt Milano - 3.03 (10)
6) DE Shaq Lawson - 3.01 (6)
7) RB Chris Ivory - 2.95 (8)
8) S Micah Hyde - 2.94 (7)
9) DT Harrison Phillips - 2.93 (9)
10) RB LeSean McCoy - 2.91 (5)
11) DT Star Lotulelei - 2.88 (12)
12) S Jordan Poyer - 2.79 (11)
13) DE Trent Murphy - 2.75 (15)
14) CB Ryan Lewis - 2.75 (16)
15) LG Vladimir Ducasse - 2.73 (13)
16) WR Zay Jones - 2.72 (20)
17) DT Kyle Williams - 2.69 (17)
18) DE Eddie Yarbrough - 2.69 (18)
19) TE Jason Croom - 2.69 (19)
20) LT Dion Dawkins - 2.68 (14)
21) MLB Tremaine Edmunds - 2.67 (22)
22) WR Andre Holmes - 2.63 (21)
23) S Rafael Bush - 2.51 (24)
24) TE Charles Clay - 2.47 (25)
25) RT Jordan Mills - 2.43 (23)
26) RG John Miller - 2.37 (28)
27) CB Phillip Gaines - 2.36 (26)
28) WR Kelvin Benjamin - 2.34 (27)
29) C Russell Bodine - 2.02 (29)
30) QB Josh Allen - 2.01 (30)
31) C Ryan Groy - 1.82 (31)
(Last week's rank in parentheses)

How the grades work:

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 a 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.

The study accounts only for players that take a snap on offense or defense, and players with under 15 snaps -- unless they have a significant impact on the game -- will not factor into weekly rankings. 

Season-long grades have been tallied and documented, with an individual game’s grade weighted for how much the player was on the field in a given week. Those will be available starting in Week Two.

Previous Weeks:
Week 1 - Ravens 47, Bills 3
Week 2 - Chargers 31, Bills 20
Week 3 - Bills 27, Vikings 6
Week 4 - Packers 22, Bills 0
Week 5 - Bills 13, Titans 12
Week 6 - Texans 20, Bills 13
Week 7 - Colts 37, Bills 5
Week 8 - Patriots 25, Bills 6

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia

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