Monday, December 14, 2015

Line-of-scrimmage penalties an issue for Bills

The Buffalo Bills saw lots of yellow in the trenches Sunday.

Buffalo continued to rack up the penalties in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, particularly on the offensive and defensive fronts.

Eleven of Buffalo’s 15 assessed penalties were against Bills offensive or defensive linemen Sunday. Defensive linemen Marcell Dareus, Jerry Hughes (twice) and Mario Williams were all cited for neutral zone infractions prior to the snap handing the Eagles five free yards each time. All four of those penalties came on 3rd-and-long situations and gave Philadelphia 3rd-and-medium or 3rd-and-short plays.

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