1. NFL Network talks Bills Mafia and more with Josh Allen
Today on NFL Gameday Morning at 9 am on NFL Network, don't miss what Josh Allen says when he opens up in an interview with Kim Jones. The two talk about the outpouring of support from Bills fans after his grandmother passed away last weekend. In less than a week, more than 25,000 Bills fans have donated more than $600,000 to Oishei's Children's Hospital in honor of Allen's late grandmother Patricia Allen. They also touch on the Bills 7-2 record and today's battle between Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.
The full interview is embedded below.
On Wednesday, Kim Jones talked about today's matchups and she believes that Allen has grown to be a true leader on this football team.
"I believe we are now seeing these become the Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills… I believe now it is Josh Allen's team," Jones stated. "And I say that knowing that I have called him the most self-aware quarterback I have ever covered. He takes responsibility when he has to, he deflects praise, and he has been absolutely terrific."
2. Tre'Davious White vs. DeAndre Hopkins – Round III
In today's game, it will be the third time that Tre'Davious White and DeAndre Hopkins faceoff against each other. The most recent time the two lined up across from one another was in last year's wild card playoff game, where Hopkins finished with six catches for 90 yards but White forced Hopkins to fumble. White knows it's a whole different story with Hopkins now on the Cardinals because of all the talented offensive weapons on that team.
"It's difficult to cover those guys and they have a lot of speed," White stated. "Isabella, he's a guy that can take the top off the defense, they have Christian Kirk, and Larry and you already know what you are going to get from him. He's going to block in the run game, and he's going to do all the smart things to be successful. Then the tight end No. 85, he does a great job being a vertical threat also, getting across the field and getting yards after catch so it's going to be a difficult challenge."
3. Stefon Diggs is getting some MVP love
At the end of the season, the quarterbacks are usually always the frontrunners in the MVP race. Well yesterday on Good Morning Football Weekend, they decided to spotlight one player other than a quarterback that deserves some MVP love. Colleen Wolfe picked Stefon Diggs and explained why:
I'm going to go to Buffalo and Stefon Diggs. He leads the NFL in targets and catches and receiving yards, that would be one Stefon Diggs who has completely changed this offense in Buffalo. When you look at what he's been able to do, he has 37 more targets 19 more receptions and 280 receiving yards more than any other Bill on this team. They're passing offense went from 26thlast year to 7ththis year. Now you could argue Davante Adams is the most valuable wide receiver but when you look at the results, [the Packers] are 6-0 without Davante Adams since 2019. So, Stefon Diggs has played a pivotal role in this offensive improvement and he is the favorite pass catcher there.