The Buffalo Bills are coming off a statement win against the recently 11-1 Pittsburgh Steelers, riding their MVP candidate QB and stout defense. The Bills are now second in the AFC and look to win their first division title since the late 1900s. The Bills have one of the most complete teams in the NFL, and could be looking to make a deep postseason run.
Josh Allen and the Offense
One of the key ingredients in having a successful football team is having a star under center. The jump that the Bills needed to make this past offseason was hinged on the development of Allen. The Bills brought in a star wideout in Stefon Diggs, but this team’s success lay on the shoulders of Josh Allen. He has delivered in a big way, already topping 3500 yards and 28 touchdowns. In their recent game against the Bills, Allen had a solid 200 yards and 2 touchdowns. This is the kind of development that the Bills were expecting when they picked him in the first round. The Bills were taking a risk by picking the rawest prospect, but in his third year Allen has rewarded the Bills. The Bills have also surrounded Allen with weapons. In the air the Bills recently traded for Diggs who comes into a wide receiver that also has talent in John Brown and Cole Beasly. The Bills also have a solid running game when they need it with two backs, Devin Singletary and Zach Moss, that can produce when called on. This offense has finally started to come together as the Bills continue to add pieces and Allen continues to develop.
While Allen and the offense have been taking most of the headlines, the defense has been doing a solid job. They have been allowing only 24 points and 4,900 yards to opponents. They have a solid defensive line with first round pick Ed Oliver, and the secondary is anchored by Tre’Davious White. This unit is not at the top of the league like the Steelers, but they are doing enough to help their offense and keep the team in the game.
This team is a solid contender for the Super Bowl, and with the way they are built they will be at the top of the league for many years to come.
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