With Josh Allen at QB the Bills always have a chance at winning the Super Bowl, but many times this season they’ve looked afraid to use their star QB the way they should.
But did the finally accept how to use Josh Allen against the Bucs, or is this game a one-off. Let’s take a look in our three takeaways from the game.
JOSH ALLEN IS UNSTOPPABLE
When the Bills use Josh Allen like this he is basically unstoppable. They rolled him out, let him use his legs, and let him improvise. With the weapons he has available to him now this offence is incredible, when they’re not scared of Allen getting hurt.
The issue when the Bills lose is that they try to keep him in the pocket, safe. And then when plays aren’t available he tries to make impossible throws. When he’s allowed to improvise Josh Allen makes more big play and less horrendous ones.
THE BILLS ARE A COMPLETE TEAM
Head coach Sean McDermott summed this up perfectly, “Well, I mean, I could feel the team. They came out with an attitude and it started in the locker room, really. Stefon Diggs, there’s a little motivational couple of words he said to the team before we went out there. That’s what a leader does. He did a phenomenal job of basically setting the tone.”
And then, in the second half the Bills became a little safer with the lead, a little scared. It was about not getting hurt, not giving anything away. If this team just learned to attack. Everything would be fine. They put the brakes on Josh Allen and as mentioned above this always makes the Bills less dangerous to the other team, and more dangerous to themselves.
|Passing 1st downs||10||16|
|Rushing 1st downs||3||8|
|1st downs from penalties||4||1|
|3rd down efficiency||4-15||7-13|
|4th down efficiency||1-1||0-1|
|Yards per Play||4.9||6.3|
|Yards per pass||5.0||7.4|
|Yards per rush||4.6||4.4|
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-1||2-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|