3 things the Buffalo Bills need to address in 2022

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 23: Head Coach Sean McDermott of the Buffalo Bills looks on from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 23, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 23: Head Coach Sean McDermott of the Buffalo Bills looks on from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 23, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /
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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JANUARY 23: Devin Singletary #26 of the Buffalo Bills scores a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 23, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

2. Buffalo Bills must have more carries from the running backs

Running back Devin Singletary has led Sean McDermott’s team in rushing yardage each of the past three seasons. The unsung performer totaled 188 attempts for 870 yards and four scores in 2021. It’s worth noting that the Bills have not had a player run for 1,000-plus yards since LeSean McCoy turned the trick in both 2017 (1,138), as well as 2016 (1,267).

Yes, only five teams in the league gained more yards per game on the ground – averaging 129.9 yards per contest. But quarterback Josh Allen’s ability to escape the pocket is a big part of what the Bills do when it comes to the running attack. In 45 regular-season outings the past three seasons (2019-21), Singletary has run for a combined 2,332 yards and 11 scores. In 61 regular-season contests since 2018, Allen has rushed for 2,325 yards and an impressive 31 touchdowns.

The talented four-year quarterback led Buffalo in the postseason with 134 yards rushing on just 17 carries. But Singletary carried a team-best 26 times for 107 yards and had all three of the club’s rushing TDs in the playoff split with the Patriots and Chiefs. Could two-year running back Zack Moss – who ran 96 times for 345 yards and four scores this past season – play a bigger role for the team in 2022?