Seven weeks into the 2020 season, what are the Buffalo Bills?
The question is harder to answer than it was three weeks ago; back before the Bills lost back-to-back games to the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs and their offense stalled out on better than eight drives against the New York Jets. Back then the Bills were the darlings of the AFC and Josh Allen was an MVP candidate. So much can change in a few short weeks in the NFL.
Are the Bills still an offensive juggernaut? Did the defense find itself after their domination of the New York Jets? Is Josh Allen an “elite” NFL quarterback? Are head coach Sean McDermott, defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier, and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll all exceptional at their jobs? All these are answers found only in the eye of the beholder. Whatever you think the Bills are (or aren’t) is reasonably backed up at this point in time with plenty of items in both the pros and cons columns of the team’s identity.
The Bills have a schedule that will shed light on these answers in definitive ways with games against the likes of the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers still to come. In the meantime, whatever you think about the 2020 Buffalo Bills, good or bad, can probably be justified with what they’ve put on the field so far.