The Bills defense ranks 32nd against the run. Baltimore's offense ranks 16th in rushing and fifth in yards per carry.
Bills defenders say they have to stick to their own assignments and trust their teammates will do theirs in order to see improvement.
Said Chris Kelsay: "I thought throughout the season, if you go back and look at all the X plays, whether it’s run or pass – I mean big plays against us – I’d say 90 percent of the time it’s our fault. It’s not what they did, it’s what we didn’t do, guys being out of the gaps, over-pursuing, not playing the right coverages, whatever it may be. They’re taking advantage of mistakes we’re making, which good teams do. But it’s correctable things."
Said Andra Davis: "It all depends on being accountable to each other, the guy next to us, and not try to do too much. Throughout the bye week as we looked at the film we just saw so many instances where one guy tried to do too much or was not where he was supposed to be. There was a breakdown. In this league guys are too good. One missed fit and a guy can go for 50 or 60 yards. Last week there were plays where we were stopping the run pretty good but Jones-Drew had a cutback. They had a few reverses. Plays like that kill your average."