Who were the unsung heroes for the Buffalo Bills against the New Orleans Saints?
It was a team effort on Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints for the Buffalo Bills. They wouldn’t have been able to win the way they did without players like Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs but there were also a number of players who made big contributions but may not get the recognition they deserve.
These are the five unsung heroes for the Buffalo Bills in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints.
This year, Gabriel Davis has taken a step backward in terms of stats and playing time. Last year, he was able to have an expanded role with the injury to John Brown but the Bills wide receivers have remained relatively healthy and Davis hasn’t moved up the depth chart.
However, this isn’t to say he hasn’t made an impact or helped this team be successful. One area that he is probably the best among the wide receivers is his blocking downfield. A perfect example was on the second touchdown by Dawson Knox.
The Bills decided to go for it on fourth down in the third quarter and rolled Josh Allen out to the right with Dawson Knox slipping out and running with him. Allen found his tight end for the first down but Knox was able to turn upfield and find the end zone.
One of the reasons he was able to get in the end zone was Davis putting a great block on his defender that didn’t allow him to make the tackle on the tight end. This touchdown essentially helped lock up the win for the Bills as they got up 24-0 and Davis’ blocking downfield played a big role in that play.