Bills Suffer Massive Blow to Offensive Line

Jason Schandl
Cody Ford's latest injury news is bad news for the Buffalo Bills' offensive line.
Cody Ford's latest injury news is bad news for the Buffalo Bills' offensive line. / Bryan Bennett/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills are looking line one of the best teams in football this season, and that's largely been thanks to elite play out of their offense.

Keeping up that offensive output is going to be a little tougher down the stretch, as the team just found out they've lost offensive lineman Cody Ford for the rest of the season due to a torn meniscus.

Ford has started seven games for the Bills this season, showing off versatility by playing both left and right guard. He also started 15 games in 2019, playing the bulk of his snaps at right tackle.

His individual play may not be anything special, but continuity and chemistry is vital on the offensive line, and that's something Ford really brought to the table.

Josh Allen has only been sacked multiple times in four games this season, and two of the four were games in which Ford either didn't play or left early with injury.

Ike Boettger, who has started just two games in his first three NFL seasons, enters the starting lineup in Ford's place.

Even down a lineman, FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 12 NFL odds have the Bills as 4.5-point favorites against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

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