The Buffalo Bills dropped to 6-6 on the season following a crushing 37-34 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Buffalo fought and fought until the end but numerous penalties, ill-timed throws, and soft defense in the end led to the defeat.
Fortunately, the Bills did not appear to suffer any notable injuries coming out of the loss. This is the only positive that can come from such a deflating loss.
Below are the injuries coming out of Sunday’s loss and other notes as the Bills head into the bye.
WR Stefon Diggs (Hard hit)
Diggs was knocked down on a late hit on the Josh Allen touchdown run that put the Bills up 24-14 late in the second. He was slow to get up and appeared more hurt than injured as he did not miss a play, returning the next series. He ultimately appeared in 92 percent of offensive snaps.
TE Dawson Knox (Right wrist surgery)
Knox was eligible to come off injured reserve following the Week 11 win over the Jets as he recovered from surgery. The original injury came late in Week 5 and he attempted to play through the injury, struggling mightily.
The team is hopeful but not certain that he will be ready for Week 14, but an extra week off can only help things. He is seen below wearing a bone stimulator to help the healing tissues in the area.
To read more about his injury and possible timeline, click below.
The bye will give players such as Josh Allen (Right shoulder), Greg Rousseau (Right foot), Christian Benford (Right hamstring), Micah Hyde (Neck/stinger), Taylor Rapp (Neck), Dane Jackson (Concussion), Dorian Williams (Right knee), Terrel Bernard (Knee), and plenty of other unreported injuries a chance to heal somewhat.
This also gives DaQuan Jones another week to rehab for a potential return for a late season return from his pectoral tear in Week 5. The injuries may have piled up too much in key areas, but in the NFL, no one cares. Its next man up. You hate to see the Bills fall to earth, but at 6-6, that’s average.
They need to find that next gear and find a way to close out games or find the winning touch again. Otherwise, it’s going to be a quiet January.
Top Photo Credit: Bill Streicher/Reuters