1. Bills offense should not be counted out
NFL.com senior analyst and Hall of Famer Gil Brandt came out with a list of five NFL offenses that shouldn't be counted out this season. The Bills ranked No. 5 on this list and that shows how much potential this team has after Allen produced his two best statistical games to start his third season.
Buffalo's appearance on this list might be a bit of a surprise, but comeback wins are becoming something of a Josh Allen specialty in the QB's young career. In 2019, only Wilson and Jimmy Garoppolo posted as many fourth-quarter comebacks as Allen (four), who added another to his ledger in Week 2, pushing the Bills to victory after falling behind the Dolphins by three points in the fourth quarter and inspiring coach Sean McDermott to praise him for having "ice water in his veins." One thing that obviously buoys an offense's comeback capabilities is a knack for picking up chunk yards, and this is where new receiver Stefon Diggs comes into play; witness the 47-yard bomb from Allen to Diggs that helped facilitate Sunday's comeback. Diggs (eight catches for 153 yards and a TD) made exactly the kind of impact Buffalo hoped he would when trading for him this offseason. Ultimately, though, what Allen showed by passing for a career-high 417 yards and four touchdowns (without throwing a single pick) should give the Bills hope that they won't need to rally from behind as much going forward.
2. Diggs: "We're not selfish guys."
It has not taken Stefon Diggs long to build chemistry with his new quarterback and with the entire Bills offense. The talented pass-catcher is tied with Atlanta's Calvin Ridley for most receiving yards after two weeks with 239 yards. Diggs loves the group of receivers around him and knows that everyone isn't selfish at all. For all of them, the number one goal every week is to get the win.
"I got to say that John Brown is probably one of the more underappreciated, and underrated receivers in the league," Diggs said. "I guess that conversation you had with coach Daboll kind of shows you, that it's not fake. It's for real. The guys that are in my room at least we're not selfish guys, especially not me. There's going to come a time in games where John Brown is going to have to eat, Cole Beasley is going to have to eat. Gabe Davis is going to have to eat. It's just going to have to be that way. Guys will have to play at a high level. They go out each and every day and they display that in practice so it's no surprise when it happens in games. But it just shows that we're all in this thing together we're all trying to push everybody forward. Having success isn't just one guy's thing. We all have success as one."
3. Jordan Palmer on Josh Allen
Josh Allen was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday. He was given the honor after his phenomenal game against the Dolphins in week two. One of the reasons for Allen's progress from his rookie year to now is working with former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer during the past couple of offseasons. Palmer was on One Bills Live yesterday to about Allen and how excited he is for his future in the league.
"He works really hard in the offseason," Palmer stated. "But it's Ken Dorsey and Brian Daboll's leadership. With Matt Barkley contributing in that room, and Brandon Beane putting amazing pieces around him. He's got all these physical traits; he's got that warrior mentality and he's one of the most likable guys in any locker room. But man, he has the right people pressing buttons around him and so, I actually think this is just the beginning. …I'm really excited for the future because I know the way this kid is working, and I know what his goals are. His goals aren't to throw for 400 yards, his goal is to bring a Super Bowl to Buffalo."