Around the NFL with George ‘ the Radman’ Radney

You are now starting to see the cream rise to the top of the NFL Divisions. The New Orleans Saints continue to impress with a surprisingly strong defense that’s not allowing over 20 points per game. The offense is not as potent without Drew Bree, but Taysom Hill is adequate enough to continue on a nine-game win streak. The Saints finally have a legitimate Super Bowl caliber defense and quality backups on their roster. 

If anyone noticed New England Patriots are now 6-6, and coming off a serious beatdown of LA Chargers. Chargers QB Justin Herbert looked just as confused as Josh Allen continues to look against the Patriots.  It’s lucky for Herbert that he does not have to face the Patriots twice a year.

The LA Rams are starting to come on strong with a physical running game. Rams QB Jared Goff must be a game manager and not turn the ball over and make timely throws to his talented wide receivers.  The Tampa Bat buccaneers and Tom Brady will have a say in who represents the NFC at Super Bowl LV.  I think Tom Brady and his crew are a year away from being a Super Bowl representative. They might be able to make the proper adjustments during their bye week and start advancing in their last four regular season games to put up a serious fight in the playoffs. I see the LA Rams v. New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game. These two teams are on a collision course for representing the NFC at Super Bowl LV.

Bills Rout 49ers 34 – 24 in The Desert

The Bills came out with an offensive display that put the 49ers on their heels and Josh Allen completed 32/40 for 375 yards and passed for 4 Touchdowns. 

Yes, the Bills offensive line was outstanding in pass protection as Buffalo flooded the field with receivers getting open at will against a hapless secondary. Cole Beasley had 9 receptions for 130 yards while Stefon Diggs contributed 10 catches for 92 yards.       

This was a very big game for Josh Allen, who did not panic   and was able to make plays throughout the night. The Bills defense seems to be finding their stride by continuing to put pressure on opposing QB’s with a variety of Blitz packages. The Bills have the luxury of veteran players knowing their assignments and not getting beat down the field. Bills safety Micah Hyde had 12 tackles with six of them being solo while cornerback Levi Wallace had ten tackles and seven of them solo. That’s the best game I’ve ever seen Levi Wallace play and he was involved in some critical defensive stops. There was no bigger stop than the fourth and one at the goal line. Bills defensive tackle Vernon Butler, Jr. was a dominant force with many pressures on 49ers QB Nick Mullens. The Bills defensive front must continue to step up their game in stopping the run. 

Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott :“It’s a credit to our players and coaching  staff working with guys that are eager to learn and grow are a good quality for our football team. On defensive tackle Darryl Johnson,  he’s  been given an opportunity. Yes, we played  a couple plays last week and Flash is a young player who is an extremely hard worker who can only get better.”

 Darryl Johnson is a second-year player out of HBCU North Carolina A & T. He’s continuing to improve weekly and has caused veteran edge rusher Trent Murphy to be placed on the inactive list two weeks in a row. The Bills General Manager must stop over paying for over the hill veteran players.      

The Bills face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football after the Steelers finally lost a game to Washington Football Team on Monday night. The  Steelers lost two more key defensive players to injury during the game and I see the Bills challenging Steelers linebackers with short passes to Devin Singletary and how about activating running back TJ Yeldon for this crucial matchup?  II predict  the Bills will win another hard-fought game at Bills Stadium 21 – 17.

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