It was a dominating victory for Buffalo on Sunday in New Jersey. The Bills played a heck of a game. The offense was lethal and the defense was dominant en route to a Bills impressive showing. The Bills record now sit at 11-2 as they aim for the top spot in the conference. Here are some takeaways from Sunday’s game.
Bills clinch a playoff appearance
With the win on Sunday, the Bills officially clinched a spot in the 2020 postseason. Although the expectations for the Bills team was to win the division in 2020, it’s hard to be impressed with the amount of success and winning the Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane have built since coming to Buffalo. For the third time in four seasons, the Bills will be playing January after not going to the postseason for 17 seasons.
Passing offense explosion
The Bills passing attack went bananas on Sunday against the Jets. Josh Allen had another stellar game throwing for 385 yards and four touchdowns. The top four receivers on Sunday between the two teams were all Bills players, as Stefon Diggs, John Brown, Cole Beasley, and Dawson Knox all had over 50 yards receiving. The Jets defense had no answers.
Takeaways for the defense
The Bills defense did their fair share of work on Sunday too. Just like I pointed out for the pregame article, the Bills defense was going to have some chances to get their hands on the football. On Sunday the did, picking off Jets quarterback Sam Darnold twice. Just like how the offense has hit its stride the defense has also forced many turnovers during this winning streak.
Josh Allen MVP momentum
Following Sunday’s game, Josh Allen has the second-highest odds of being the 2020 NFL MVP. It would the first time a Bills player won the MVP since Thurman Thomas did it back in 1991.
The Bills will be at home for the biggest game of the season as the (11-1-1) Denver Broncos come to New Era Field. The winner will take the top spot in the AFC with the playoffs soon to come.
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