The 1981 Baltimore Colts were considered one of the worst defenses in the history of the NFL. They allowed 533 points, or an average of 33.3 points per game. They allowed at least 21 points in all of their games, and they allowed at least 40 points four times. But not even this, the worst scoring defense ever in league history, is worse than what the Buffalo Bills have done over the course of the last several weeks.

The Bills, who come into this week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals as five-point underdogs on the NFL odds, have now allowed at least 45 points three times this year, including in back to back weeks. The squad is averaging allowing 35.2 points per game and 449.4 yards per game, both of which are second to last in football. Even that lousy Colts outfit didn’t allow 45 points in a single game in 1981. These Bills have done it three times already.

The difference is that the defense for these Bills has talent on it. Mario Williams was a former No. 1 overall pick and became the biggest free agent signing in the history of the franchise in the offseason. Mark Anderson was brought here to help rush the passer after a double digit sack campaign last year with the New England Patriots. Nick Barnett is a former Pro Bowler with the Green Bay Packers. Marcell Dareus was once the third pick in the NFL Draft.

And yet this crew – this crew of men who were assembled just for the sake of competing with the likes of the Patriots in the AFC East, has given up 145 points in three games against the Pats, Jets, and 49ers, and that just isn’t going to cut it.

The good news is that we just don’t see how the Bills would give up that many to the Cardinals this week. But then again, the Jets scored 48 on them in Week 1… and have scored 60 points since.