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Bills Today | Brian Daboll-Josh Allen connection earns praise from this ESPN analyst


1. Are Brian Daboll and Josh Allen taking after this OC, QB duo?

After watching quarterback Josh Allen progress under offensive coordinator Brian Daboll's play calling, ESPN NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky thinks the duo is similar to another QB, OC tandem.

Orlovsky tweeted:

Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman is known for creating an offense and putting weapons around quarterback Lamar Jackson that bring out the best in him. Heading into the offseason, general manager Brandon Beane put an emphasis on finding more weapons for Josh Allen who can help the offense score more points.

Allen put up a career-high 312 passing yards and had a career-high 33 completions against the Jets. Week 1 showed the play-calling with new offensive skill players are helping Allen have more success. Daboll puts a lot of trust in Allen and sees plenty of growth in his quarterback since 2018. One thing that has aided Allen's growth is more weapons, the OC gave a hats off to receivers Stefon Diggs and John Brown complemented each other in their first game together on Sunday.

"They did a nice job, both of them," Daboll said. "The job of a receiver is to get open and catch the ball and they did that, when they had the opportunities to. Bease (Beasley) did a really good job in there too and so did Gabriel [Davis]. And you know I'd be remiss to say shout out to Dre [Roberts], who did a fantastic job of providing field position, and I know he's a special teams Captain. He's also a wide receiver for us that really provided us some spark for our offense."

2. has the Bills ranked here in their latest Power Rankings has released its updated Power Rankings now that Week 1 is in the books. The Bills began the season at No. 6, and they remain at No. 6 heading into Week 2. They like Buffalo at this spot because of quarterback Josh Allen's performance against the Jets.

Previous rank: No. 6

We got the Josh Allen pu pu platter in Sunday's win over the Jets. Big plays with his legs (57 yards, TD), a career-best passing day (312 yards, two scores) and -- yes -- a pair of lost fumbles, both on the opponent's side of the field. Allen also airmailed a gimme TD to John Brown that would have put New York away in the fourth quarter, but on balance, the day was a successful one for both the Bills and their polarizing third-year quarterback. A trip to Miami is up next on the schedule; getting the Jets and Dolphins back-to-back is pretty much the ideal way to start a football season in 2020.

3. How DE Trent Murphy attacked Week 1

Defensive end Trent Murphy started off Week 1 with a bang by sacking Sam Darnold. Murphy has put together an impressive last seven games (including playoffs) totaling 7.0 sacks and two fumbles in that span. Bills head coach Sean McDermott thinks Murphy has started off the season strong due to his offseason training.

"It looked like he had a really good offseason from a training standpoint, not that that's unusual for Trent," McDermott said. "He invests a lot in his body, the time he puts in off the field and outside of the building. He's a great teammate, and I just have been very impressed by his approach to learning new things and learning new techniques to develop his game. The production that he's had over the last seven games, has been big for us and will continue to be big for us."

Defensive line coach Eric Washington said Murphy has a great work ethic in practices that trickles down to younger players.

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