Buffalo Bills: 4 players to watch in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins

Sep 12, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) drops back to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 12, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) drops back to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 12, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) drops back to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /

These are four players to watch on the Buffalo Bills in Week 2

NFL teams and their players need to have short memories and can’t let the prior week linger into their next game. The Buffalo Bills are coming off a disappointing game against the Pittsburgh Steelers but now prepare for an important AFC East showdown with the Miami Dolphins.

The Bills are heading on the road to try and secure the first win of the 2021 season and these are four players that will be pivotal, starting with their franchise quarterback.

Josh Allen

The Buffalo Bills are only going to go as far as Josh Allen is going to take them. This is not new but the point was magnified against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Bills don’t have a reliable run game and will need Allen to do a better job managing this offense and keeping them on schedule. This means getting the ball out quick and sometimes being willing to take the short pass than holding it for the big play down the field.

Last week against the Steelers the stat line isn’t necessarily awful as he did throw for 270 yards, with one touchdown but did complete less than 60% of his passes and did have one fumble lost.

The good news is that the fourth-year quarterback has played very well against the Dolphins and has earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in three of his six career games against Miami.

If Josh Allen plays within the offense and gets the ball to his playmakers on time and on target, he could set himself up for a big bounce-back game, which the Buffalo Bills will need.