Takeaways: Buffalo Bills put exclamation point on AFC East championship victory


The Buffalo Payments throttled the Denver Broncos on nationwide TV Saturday. It was a welcome and (dare I say) anticipated victory that retains Buffalo alive for the number-two seed within the AFC.

Listed here are my takeaways from the sport:

What a throw

I typed this phrase so many occasions in the present day. Josh Allen was dealing for many of the recreation. He completed the sport 28-of-40 for 359 yards and two landing passes. He had two dashing touchdowns, too, with 33 yards on the bottom, however his arm was merely excellent. His choices have been nice. He simply performs so effectively and it’s a lot enjoyable to observe him. Drink it in.

Free play Josh Allen

Twice within the first quarter, Josh Allen drew the Broncos offsides with a tough depend. Twice, he went deep after he noticed the flag. The primary one was picked and the second was a pair inches from being a 40-yard acquire to Stefon Diggs however out of bounds. It’s a free play and Allen is situationally conscious to get it accomplished.

Stefon Diggs, man

Watching Diggs attain out and pluck a ball from the air together with his certain fingers is so majestic. His routes are crisp and the separation he will get is excellent. Robust catches, straightforward catches, blocking, and all the things else; it’s a pleasure to have him on the group.

Two fumbles this 12 months for Andre Roberts

For a Pro Bowl returner, Roberts hasn’t protected the ball like he ought to. His second return fumble of the 12 months got here at an inopportune time. With the Payments up 14-0 and forcing a three-and-out, Roberts signaled honest catch and the ball went by his arms. It gave Denver nice discipline place they usually scored to make it 14-7. As an alternative of Buffalo placing in a second-quarter dagger, he opened the door. He additionally muffed a punt final week, however was capable of get better. Micah Hyde returned the remaining punts within the recreation.

5 goal-line penalties

The Payments scored three touchdowns on their closing third-quarter drive however none of them counted. Flags on flags on flags made the Payments kick a discipline purpose to push the sport out of attain. Earlier within the recreation, they’d a 1st-and-goal from the 30 however nonetheless managed to attain the landing. It felt like extra of a ref factor than egregious penalties.

Harm considerations

The Payments had a number of gamers go away the sport with accidents. Stefon Diggs was carted off the sideline with a foot harm however got here again shoeless to have fun with the group. Levi Wallace left the sport however returned. Tre’Davious White left the sport with a stinger that fortunately wasn’t worse. Cole Beasley was gimpy after some catches nevertheless it didn’t sluggish him between the whistles. A.J. Epenesa is being evaluated for a head harm.

Positivity dump

Josh Allen has 4000 yards passing. Stefon Diggs set the group file for catches and a had a profession excessive in yards. They’d greater than 500 yards of offense once more. They’d a fumble return landing. The Payments utterly outclassed the Broncos and they’re approaching group data everywhere.


I used to be 12 the final time this occurred.