The few days following the first week of the NFL season is typically the perfect time for overreactions as some teams struggle in their first game and the season would seemingly be lost. Or in the Buffalo Bills’ case, they have an impressive game and they are going to cruise to an undefeated season.
In almost every situation, it is somewhere in the middle but for Buffalo, it is tough to not be excited about the Bills’ chances to have a special season this year. Let’s try to cut through the noise and identify four things that are not overreactions after Week 1 for the Buffalo Bills.
4 things that are not an overreaction for the Buffalo Bills after Week 1
Josh Allen is the favorite to win MVP
For some of these, it is something that has been discussed all offseason like Josh Allen’s prospects to win the MVP award this year. He has been one of the top candidates for the award and on Thursday against the Los Angeles Rams confirmed the hype.
In Week 1, Allen completed over 83% of his passes and had nearly 300 passing yards with another 56 rushing yards and four total touchdowns. The only player who may have had a better start to the year would be Patrick Mahomes with his five-touchdown performance against the Arizona Cardinals.
However, outside of these two players, there wasn’t any other player that really put themselves in the discussion. It is a long season but Josh Allen has put himself in a great position to be the first Buffalo Bills player to win it since Thurman Thomas in 1991.