No team is going to win games in the National Football League if it cannot control the line of scrimmage. Running the ball is impossible if the running back has no holes to run through. Throwing the ball is impossible if the quarterback has no time to find an open receiver. Which teams have the best offensive lines in the NFL this season?
The Buffalo Bills have what can be considered the best offensive line in the NFL. The proof is in the statistics. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick been sacked only three times. One of the sacks he suffered was on a pass that slipped out of his hand. It was ruled a fumble and a sack. Running back C.J Spiller was averaging over 10 yards a carry through the second week of the season.
How has Aaron Rodgers been so ridiculously successful over the past couple of seasons? It is because his offensive line has gelled into one of the best groups in the league. Yes, he was sacked eight times against the Seahawks on last Monday night’s thriller. That blip aside, the Packers offensive lineman have allowed Rodgers ample time in the pocket to pick apart opposing defenses.
When you have one of the best running backs in the league, you have to have a great offensive line. Ray Rice isn’t going to create holes on his own. If you don’t think that is true, just look at the issues plaguing Chris Johnson. Therefore, you have to give credit to the Ravens offensive line whenever you see a running back putting up great numbers on the season. Read more…