These are the top takeaways for the Buffalo Bills in Week 13.
The Buffalo Bills returned to Monday Night Football for the first time in two years and had one of their best games of the season. These are the top takeaways from their 34-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
A complete game
If you have been following the 2020 Buffalo Bills for any length of the season, you would know that if one thing is going well for them, one thing is not.
This was especially true during the first quarter of the season as Josh Allen and the Bills’ offense soared to new heights, but their defense pulled them back down to earth. Well, on Monday night, in prime time with the entire nation watching, the 2020 Buffalo Bills brought it all together in a statement win against a 49ers team that was in the Super Bowl just months ago.
Coming into this game, there were some concerns about Buffalo’s ability to go step-for-step with the 49ers defense. Noted as one of the best defences in the sport, the 49ers were not the 49ers of September as they have suffered a litany of injuries on offense as well as they were without Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle. Forcing turnovers, turnovers on downs and holding the 49ers to zero rushing touchdowns on the day, what was once a weak point in their team suddenly has become a strength.
On offense, Josh Allen made passes that had people on social media and experts re-ranking the 2018 quarterbacks class; taking Allen over Mayfield and Jackson. This was because of the poise, athleticism and decision making that seems to heighten for the young QB in prime time games. Not to mention he threw for 375 yards and four touchdowns.
Similar to his outing against Dallas last season on Thanksgiving, Allen was not hesitant to throw the ball. Going 32 of 40 passing passes becoming the first player in franchise history to attempt 40 or more passes in a game and complete at least 80% of them, Allen may just have caught up ground in the MVP race.