One night last week, I was talking to an old friend who believes I'm too hard on Tyrod Taylor and reminded me that, "You could do a lot worse for a quarterback."

That's true, but the Bills' passing game couldn't be any worse this season, if you're judging it by sheer yardage. With one week to go in the regular season, they're 32nd and last in passing at 175.9 yards a game. They've passed for 2,639 yards through 15 games, one yard fewer than the Bears on the season. The Bills are likely to finish with under 3,000 yards passing for the first time since 2009 – the Terrell Owens year.

The passing game has regressed in each of Taylor's three seasons as the starting quarterback. In 2015, they were 28th at 208.9 yards a game. Last year, they dropped to 30th at 189.8 a contest. This year, the passing game slipped two more spots to last.

There are ample excuses for the sorry production. It's not all on Taylor. The Bills shipped out Sammy Watkins and allowed Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin to walk in free agency.