1. Michael Robinson is most excited to see this Bills playoff rematch in 2021
The NFL will release the 2021 schedule on Wednesday night at 8:00 pm. Out of the 13 playoff games from the 2020 season, eight of them are scheduled for rematches in this upcoming season. The Bills have two playoff rematches, as they play the Colts at home and the Chiefs on the road. On Total Access, NFL Network analyst Michael Robinson picked the 2020 playoff rematch that he was the most excited to see and he went with the 2020 AFC Championship Game.
"I'm gonna start off with that very first one, the AFC Championship Game," Robinson said. "When you talk about the Buffalo Bills - my Buffalo Bills - and the Kansas City Chiefs and you look at that game, Josh Allen got sacked four times and Patrick Mahomes went off. Tyreek Hill, they couldn't check him, they couldn't check Travis Kelce as well. So, you look at what Brandon Beane and those guys did in the draft, and they get Greg Rousseau and Carlos "Boogie" Basham to be able to get after the quarterback. So, I can't wait for that rematch because I think my Buffalo Bills got something for the Kansas City Chiefs in this way around, in this matchup."
2. Reid Ferguson started a new podcast with his brother Blake
Bills long snapper Reid Ferguson who is going into his sixth season with the team started a new podcast with his brother Blake. Blake is also a long snapper in the NFL, and he just finished up his rookie year with the Dolphins after being taken in the sixth round of the 2020 Draft. The two brothers put out their first episode at the end of April and just released their second. Ferguson joined Chris Brown and Steve Tasker on One Bills Live last week to talk about the new venture.
"Blake and I started a podcast, we just put out our second episode yesterday, and we're going to be doing it weekly for now," Ferguson said. "It's called After The Snap: Tales From Two Brothers Who Live Life Upside Down. We're going to be covering a pretty wide range of topics, a lot of stuff that has to do with our personal lives in and out of the locker room. This week, we had two guests on, it was both of the snappers that were drafted over last weekend, which oddly enough was a record-setting performance by them. But yeah, it's been fun and hopefully, it blossoms into something big."
3. Allen and Diggs both in the top five of Sharp Football Analysis early fantasy football rankings
Even though the start of fantasy football is still a few months away, the writers at Sharp Football Analysis came out with their early player rankings for the 2021 season. For quarterback and wide receiver, both Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs ranked third at their respective positions. It seems that both players won't last long in most fantasy drafts in the fall.
3. Josh Allen: After finishing as the QB6 in 2019, Allen had a career-season in year three as he led all quarterbacks in fantasy scoring overall and was the QB3 in points per game (24.7). Allen made a seismic jump as a passer with 19.4 passing points per game while throwing for 4,544 yards and 37 touchdowns. After zero career 300-yard passing games through two seasons, he had eight in 2020. Even if his passing stats recoil, he also is paired with a tremendous rushing upside, being the first quarterback in league history to rush for seven or more touchdowns in three straight seasons.
3. Stefon Diggs: A chameleon that has adapted to multiple NFL roles, quarterbacks, and schemes, Diggs's first season in Buffalo could not have gone better as he led the league with 127 receptions and 1,535 receiving yards. Diggs was the only wide receiver to score double-digit PPR points in every game played this season while he caught at least six passes in every game but one.