Buffalo Bills: Position grades from Week 1 against the New York Jets

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ORCHARD PARK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Marcus Maye #20 of the New York Jets tries to make a tackle as Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball during the first quarter at Bills Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

These are the grades for each position group for the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 against the New York Jets.

The Buffalo Bills did exactly what they had to get the win as they jumped out to an early 21-0 lead and while the New York Jets tried to come back, they were able to hold on to win by a final score of 27-17.

There was no doubt a lot of positives from the Buffalo Bills performance and there were certain position groups that had a really good game. However, it wasn’t perfect and there are some positions that will need to improve in the coming weeks.

These are the game grades for each position group for the Buffalo Bills in Week 1.

Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks

Josh Allen had a really good game to start the 2020 season as he went 33 of 46 for 312 passing yards, two passing touchdowns to go along with 57 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. This was Josh Allen’s first career 300+ passing yard game and was the first time the Buffalo Bills had a quarterback throw over 300 yards since Tyrod Taylor did it at the end of the 2016 season.

The passing numbers are what is most impressive because Allen was really forced to move the ball through the air with the rushing attack being handled pretty easily by the New York Jets. He appeared to have a good command of the offense, took what the Jets were giving him, and got the ball to his playmakers.

It wasn’t all perfect as Allen did have two fumbles, which has been an issue, and did miss a few easy touchdown throws to Dawson Knox and John Brown. In the end, though, this was one of the better games from the third-year quarterback.

Grade: B+

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