Bills Promote vs. Pay: James Cook & Nyheim Hines vs. The Field

The Buffalo Bills’ rushing attack was often under fire in 2022, but it was sneakily better than most understand or want to admit. The Bills finished seventh in rushing yards per game at 139.5 and second in yards per attempt at 5.2. Those stats get rebuffed by some who say, “Josh Allen did most of that,” the QB was once again phenomenal, but the Buffalo rushing attack was still top 10 if you remove the quarterback’s rushing stats. Furthermore, they scored the second most points per game in 2022 at 28.4. Looking at some advanced numbers, Football Outsider’s DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) ranked Buffalo’s offense second overall and eleventh in rushing. The Bills were seventh in PFF (Pro Football Focus) overall grade at 86.6, and the 91.8 grade, in rushing was good enough for first. However, I believe, we can all agree Buffalo can use a little boost in the running game.