These are the most important players for the Buffalo Bills if they want to have a deep playoff run.
The Buffalo Bills punched their ticket to the playoffs this past weekend with a win over the Denver Broncos. The 48-19 win in Week 15 secured the AFC East title for the Bills but also guaranteed them at least one home game.
On Monday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Cincinnati Bengals and the Bills moved up one more spot to the second seed in the AFC. The chance to play at home, even if there are no fans at the game, potentially the first two rounds is a huge advantage come playoff time.
However, if the Buffalo Bills want to go deep into the playoffs, they will need to do more than just be playing at home. They will need big performances from some of their stars, starting with quarterback Josh Allen.
While the Buffalo Bills have plenty of talent on the offensive side of the ball, this group will only go as far as Josh Allen is able to take them. The Bills have jumped into the top half of the league in a number of offensive categories, mostly in the passing game.
The development Josh Allen has shown this year, compared to last season, is rarely seen and he is one of the best quarterbacks in the league. With two games left in the season, Allen has already thrown for 4,000 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns and seen his completion percentage jump another 10 points from last year up to 68.7%.
In addition to his passing, he is still a threat on the ground and is able to put pressure on defenses with his running ability. He has 383 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns.
If the Buffalo Bills end up going deep into the playoffs, there is a good chance that it is due in large part to Josh Allen.