We’re heading into week three of the 2022 NFL season and the Buffalo Bills are fresh off another dominant win. The Bills on Monday night defeated the Titans 41-7. It was a game that showcased the serious talent of this team. The offense was clicking all night long and the defense completely eliminated Derrick Henry from the game. The Bills are red-hot right now after beating the reigning Super Bowl champions last week, and the AFC’s number one seeded team from last year this week. Let’s look at the top takeaways from their big Monday night win.
Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs Connection Looks Better than Ever
It’s now the third season that Stefon Diggs is Josh Allen’s number one target. We’re only two games in, but the connection between the two superstars looks better than ever. Against the Titans, Diggs was unguardable. He had 12 receptions for 148 yards, and three touchdowns in only three quarters of play. Since Diggs joined the Bills in 2020, he and Allen have connected for 10 touchdowns in primetime games. That is the most of any quarterback-wide receiver duo in that span. It was also Diggs’ first career game in which he recorded 10+ catches, 100+ yards, and multiple receiving touchdowns. Through two games, Josh Allen has a 75.4% completion percentage, 614 passing yards (4th most), and seven passing touchdowns (tied for 1st). Diggs has 270 receiving yards (2nd most) and leads the NFL in receiving touchdowns with four. If the two stars keep this up, there will be serious talks about Buffalo having the MVP and Offensive Player of the Year on their team.
Buffalo Bills Defense is Very Scary
Last season, the Bills’ defense ranked number one in the NFL, but something was missing still. That was a consistent and juiced pass rush and a better run defense. The Bills added future Hall of Famer, Von Miller, and his presence has been like a shock-wave to the entire unit. The defensive line is dominating at the line of scrimmage and bringing a lot of pressure. Not to mention, their keying off against the run too. Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds, the Bills’ two starting linebackers, look fantastic. They are everywhere, making plays in coverage and blowing plays up in the backfield. The secondary has been top-tier as usual. Rookie Christian Benford has been a pleasant surprise at cornerback and had a heck of a start to his career. All-Pro Jordan Poyer already has two interceptions and rookie corner Kaiir Elam has looked good when he was given an opportunity. The scariest part is the Bills have been without their best interior defensive lineman in Ed Oliver. They also won’t have their best defensive player, superstar cornerback Tre ’Davious White, until at least week five. Thinking about what this defense can become is terrifying.
Ken Dorsey Was the Correct Choice for Offensive Coordinator
Many Buffalo Bills fans panicked when Brian Daboll left to become the Giants’ head coach. All along, his replacement was going to be Ken Dorsey who knows Josh Allen better than anybody. Through two weeks, Dorsey has called great games and has this offense humming. If you watch the film you can really see the brilliance in Dorsey’s schemes and play-calls. As mentioned earlier, Allen looks as good as ever and Diggs is on a record tear to start the season. He’s the first receiver since Steve Smith in 2007, with at least 250 receiving yards and four touchdowns in the first two games of the season. With Dorsey calling the shots, there has been no drop-off in play or any adjustment issues. If anything, the offense looks even better. It’s still early, but Daboll leaving for the Giants could have been a blessing in disguise for the scorching hot Buffalo Bills.