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Bills Today: Josh Allen surprises local high school teams during his bye week

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1. Josh Allen surprises local high school teams during his bye week

Even though it was his week off, Bills quarterback Josh Allen still found himself on the football field.

Allen surprised local high school football teams Alden and Burgard before their game on Friday night. Allen took time to meet with each team before kickoff and performed the coin toss.

“I was just shocked,” Alden’s Joe Motz told The Buffalo News. “I would never had expected to see Josh Allen today. It’s really cool. … It’s really cool because he represents Buffalo and loves everything about it. Him coming here, especially since the Bills are doing good, it pumps us up.”

Allen usually spends his Friday nights during the season eating dinner with teammates Matt Barkley and Davis Webb. It’s their ritual, but with the Bills on a bye this week and Barkley out of town, it presented a chance for Allen to do something different that benefited others.

Allen joined in on each team's pregame ritual.

“When I was growing up, we didn’t really have an outreach where an NFL player would do this,” Allen said. “I want to get out and support these guys and kind of inspire these kids. … To speak with these kids, to see their faces brighten and light up like that, it’s awesome. These are going to be some of the future stars in football in the next few years. It’ll be good to see."

2. John Brown named a top-25 receiver by PFF

Pro Football Focus released its rankings of the top 25 wide receivers in the NFL through five weeks. John Brown cracks the list at No. 24.

Brown has just one touchdown this season, but he has become one of the Bills’ most dependable players when it comes to moving the chains. Of his 28 receptions in 2019, just five of them have resulted in neither a touchdown or first down.

Brown has been a critical part of the offense and a large reason for Buffalo’s offensive success this season.

Brown has 50 or more receiving yards in all five games this season and is the first Bill to do so since Lee Evans opened the 2008 season with seven 50-plus yard contests. Brown’s 390 receiving yards in his first five games is third on the Bills list of receivers in their first year with the team behind only Jerry Butler (465) and Bill Miller (438).

3. NFL Network analyst predicts deep playoff run for Buffalo

Through six weeks of the NFL season, the Buffalo Bills have the second best record in the AFC at 4-1.

DeAngelo Hall during a segment called 'Sign & Co-Sign' on Good Morning Football said he was the latest analyst to join the Bills hype train and select them to play the in the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots.

Hall praised the way the Bills have played throughout their five weeks and said that they let New England off the hook during their 16-10 loss in Week 4.

Unfortunately, Hall predicted the Patriots would advance to the Super Bowl.

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