I didn’t see it coming. I was all in on the Buffalo Bills beating the Pats last Saturday evening. However, I never saw a seven possession- seven touchdown- manhandling of a Bill Belichick coached team. Not in my wildest dreams.
Saturday was the first game in NFL history where one team didn’t turn the ball over, kick a field goal, or punt. Not too shabby.
“It’s Hammer time!” –Bruce Smith
Buffalo showed up ready to play and excuse me for the understatement. They were bigger, stronger, faster, more talented, better coached, and the team that executed almost flawlessly. The offensive line were peak performers both in run blocking and pass protection. Josh Allen ran like the wind and was in pure leadership form.
“DYN-O-MITE” -J.J. Walker
Allen tossed five, yes five, touchdown passes. DYN-O-MITE! The running attack has arrived. Singletary is establishing himself as a game changer, not just the running back to carry a couple times in between Josh Allen’s MVP level of playing.
“It feels good for the fans, and I know that. I’m glad we could give that to them, but at the end of the day, it’s a playoff game that we advanced on.” –Josh Allen
Dawson Knox is officially that playmaking threat at tight end that has been missing for decades.
Hats off to Micah Hyde. His highlight reel interception, in some peoples’ opinion, was one of the very top defensive plays in Bills history. NFL history? It was a given six points with a perfect pass from Mac Jones to Nelson Agholor. Hyde made a legendary dynamic play that was, I guess, a little more perfect than Jones’ throw. That play could be the ultimate game-changer, gouging away at New England’s confidence.
“I told Hyde on the sideline, ‘That might have been the most unbelievable play I’ve ever seen on the field.’” –Jordan Poyer
Can you say balance? It seems like in years where the offense was clicking, the defense had limitations. Other years in the past we had top rated defenders but an offense that could not finish the other team off.
“Adversity is an opportunity for heroism.” –Marv Levy
This team is disparate. This team has arrived, peaking at the perfect time. Can they lose? Absolutely. Will they? At this point and time, they are as close to unbeatable team as any team can be.
“On any given Sunday you’re gonna win or you’re gonna lose. The point is – can you win or lose like a man?” –Tony D’amato
Do they look better than the other teams alive throughout the league. ABSO-SMURFLY. A top five offense and the number one defense. This is not a Ravens team like twenty years ago with that elite defense and an offense just asked to not lose the game.
“So you’re telling me there’s a chance.” –Lloyd Christmas
This offense can match up with any team in a shootout. If they execute only half of what they did against New England, they could potentially leave Arrowhead with a victory. They are so very well balanced.
“Plan your work and work your plan.” -Marv Levy
Kudos to MCBEANE and trusting the process. We trusted and they are delivering. They are not done yet. Not this season. Not for a long time.
It’s a great time to be A Bills fan.
Things we know about the Buffalo Bills this week:
Josh Allen is the only quarterback in NFL playoff history to throw for 300-plus yards, five passing touchdowns, and have 60-plus rushing yards.
Allen had more touchdowns than incompletions. Hello!
Buffalo’s offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier continue increasing their value and improving their resume for head coaching opportunities.
Not only did the Buffalo Bills score seven touchdowns on seven possessions with no punts or field goal attempts, but they never even made it to a fourth down where a decision would have been needed. Holy Smokes Batman!