Bills Fly by Falcons 29 – 15

It’s amazing to me how much Buffalo Bills, offensive Coordinator continues to rely on Josh Allen being main running back for a team that has quality backs. This could be a serious problem once the playoffs begin.

It’s becoming a problem in today’s game and the foolish interception by Josh Allen just magnifies the terrible offensive game plan set up by Brian Daboll. Daboll refuses to take the ball out of Josh Allen’s hands and establish a legit running game making it a one man show with Josh Allen. This is main reason team was struggling in the first half.

A possible turning point happened when Falcons decided to go for touchdown with 6 seconds left in half; Bills had three turnovers in first half that turned into 3 scores for Falcons and a 15 – 14 leads at halftime. Bills finally go to a in between the tackles running game exposing some of the glaring weaknesses of Falcons defensive unit.  Bills running back Devin Singletary had 23 carries for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns while Josh Allen had 15 carries for 81 yards.

Josh Allen should not be carrying the ball 15 times against a weak team like Atlanta Falcons or upcoming game versus New York Jets.  I would also state that against most teams Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has not used Bills very talented running backs much at all in the last two years. Daboll refuse to use TJ Yeldon for the past two years and now its Matt Beida, who is one of the most explosive players in the league; If you pair him with Isaiah McKenzie, and Devin Singletary this trio could put plenty of pressure on opposing defenses along with wideouts Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, and tight end Dawson Knox.

Why would Daboll have 34-year-old Emmanuel Sanders starting over a young and very talented Gabriel Davis? It should have been the other way around and inserting the crafty veteran receiver Sanders at various times throughout the season. You should be saving Emmanuel Sanders for the playoffs where he can pay off the most dividends to the team.

Bills Head coach Sean McDermott needs to light a fire underneath his Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll to become creative and use ALL his offensive talents and stop making it The Josh Allen Show. If I’m Sean McDermott I would be looking for a more creative Offensive Coordinator to drive my explosive offensive unit like an elite jaguar instead of a Hyundai Sonata. We don’t know how good Bills running game can be because they have never been given the opportunity for enough carries compared to other backs in the league. 

Josh Allen should be using play action especially at this time of the year; It’s getting painfully obvious that that the cold weather and winds at High Mark Stadium has affected the passing game. Allen should be throwing much shorter passes in these conditions. Bills defense continues to bend and not break with defensive tackle Harrison Phillips becoming the best lineman on the field along with Ed Oliver stepping his game up. Bills cornerback Levi Wallace has also stepped his game up in the defensive secondary and become more of a leader on the field and in practice since season ending injury to All-Pro corner Tre ‘Davious White. Bills face a tough New York Jets team that is not running for the bus and will be a challenge for them to clos out the regular season. I see Bills outlasting a game Jets team 31 – 20.

Congratulations to Buffalo products playing for Atlanta Falcons linebacker Steven Means four tackles and one assist while running back Qadree Ollison six carries for 19 yards (6.3-yard avg) before injury made us very proud for City of Buffalo Ny to produce such nice young men. I covered Edison Tech standout AJ Terrell, Sr. of Rochester, NY in 1993 and was elated to see his son AJ Terrell, Jr.  selected 16 overall from Clemson in 2020 NFL draft, playing like a shutdown cornerback for Atlanta Falcons with one interception along with six tackles and one assist while keeping Bills receiver Stefon Diggs to five receptions for 52 yards.   

The meltdown of Tampa Bay Buccaneer receiver Antonio Brown was not surprising, but sad to see a man who has serious Mental Health Issues implode; Hopefully family members, friends and NFLPA will finally step in and demand he seek professional assistance. He’s more of a determent to himself.    

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