1. Brett Favre on Allen: He will be running the division
Super Bowl champion, Pro Football Hall of Famer, 11-time Pro Bowler and three-time Most Valuable Player Brett Favre shared his thoughts on Bills quarterback Josh Allen's start to the 2020 season. The QB legend who is respected by so many current and former NFL players said he sees a bright future for Allen.
"What we're seeing now is he's taking it to the next level," Favre said. "He's winning games. He's putting an exclamation point on the game itself, week in and week out. I think for Buffalo fans and the organization, it's what you've been waiting to see, and you've gotten it. His time is now, and I think it's going to be for quite a while. I think Josh Allen will be the new Tom Brady. At some point, he will be running the division. I believe that."
2. Bills jumps into the top 5 in the latest NFL.com power rankings
After a 4-0 start, the Buffalo Bills have finally broken into the top five in several power rankings. NFL.com had that Bills at No. 6 after beating the Rams, but they jumped two spots to No. 4 in the latest ranking.
No. 4 Buffalo Bills
Previous rank: No. 6
Lost amidst the buzz over Josh Allen's huge Year 3 leap: A suspect start by Buffalo's defense, one of the league's strongest units in 2018 and '19. The defense struggled again early against the Raiders on Sunday before delivering a vintage second half -- forcing a punt and two turnovers in an eventual 30-23 win. The Bills are 4-0 because they no longer need the defense to be perfect to win games. The Allen-led offense hums week after week, and Stefon Diggs proved again why he was the best offseason acquisition made by any team in 2020. His 49-yard catch, coming immediately after a Raiders turnover, set up the game-clinching score. There's nothing fluky about this start.
3. PFF gives Josh Allen the best QB grade in Week 4
Josh Allen threw for two touchdowns and rushed in for one against the Raiders to seal the deal on their 30-23 victory. Allen also completed 70.6 percent of his passes and helped his team reach at least 30 points for the third-straight game this season. Due to his performance, PFF graded him the highest quarterback of the week with a 90.8 grade.
"I think it's time we start thinking about the Bills as not just as an impressive team, but as a Super Bowl contender with Josh Allen," PFF's Sam Monson said. "He's playing incredibly. He's taken the biggest leap in that offense, but everything else that was good already is still phenomenal."
"The play calling is scheming guys wide open. The receiving core isn't just three guys that can separate, it's now four with Gabriel Davis coming out of nowhere. The run game functions. This entire team is a Super Bowl caliber roster. And now they have a quarterback that can match it with Josh Allen earning a top-five PFF grade, that in most years I think would be even higher."