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Buffalo Bills Links, 9/16: Lessons from Week 1 win over New York Jets

Plus, where Buffalo’s roster ranks among the youngest in the NFL

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we recap the ten biggest takeaways from Sunday’s 27-17 win over the New York Jets in the season opener. Among the biggest takeaways: Buffalo’s offensive line was among the best pass-blocking units in the league, wide receivers John Brown and Stefon Diggs were quarterback Josh Allen’s favorite targets, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll dialed up plenty of pre-snap motion, and Trent Murphy continued to produce along the defensive line.

We check to see where the Bills landed nationally in the NFL power rankings following Week 1, explore where Buffalo ranks in terms of the collective age of its roster this season, discuss why Allen and Daboll are garnering national praise for the offensive performance vs. the Jets, preview why Bills fans should expect to see more of Allen running on zone-read plays in Week 2 vs. the Miami Dolphins, hear a warning for Bills Mafia members looking to travel to South Beach to cheer on the Bills vs. the Dolphins, and watch an amazing video of a Bills fan one-upping his neighbor when it comes to team pride.

Bills rewind: 10 things we learned from the Week 1 win over the Jets – The Athletic
Buffalo’s offensive line was among the best pass-blocking units in the league, while many other individuals also stood out. (Subscription required).

Bills, Josh Allen vault as high as No. 4 in power rankings after Week 1 win -
The Bills’ lopsided victory has the attention of NFL analysts.

Bills roster ranks 13th youngest in average age of starters | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Bills’ overall roster ranks 19th youngest in the NFL, with an average age of 26.1 years. The average age of the Bills’ starting lineup ranks 13th youngest, at 26.43

Bills Today | Brian Daboll-Josh Allen connection earns praise from this ESPN analyst -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Column: Josh Allen will give Dolphins another dose of fleet QB feet | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Allen had 14 runs, many on zone-read plays, for 57 yards and a TD in the Bills’ season-opening 27-17 victory against the New York Jets.

Shrewd free-agent moves compensating for pre-McBeane draft record | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
General manager Brandon Beane’s creative approach to roster building can be seen in how little the Buffalo Bills’ roster is homegrown.

Jim Kelly explains why he'd give Bills 'double thumbs-up' for Week 1 win -
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly reacts to the Buffalo Bills' win in Week 1, Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera continuing to coach through his cancer treatment and more.

Chopping Wood: Allen Soars over the Jets in Week 1 -
Steve Tasker and former Bills C Eric Wood break down the film of Bills QB Josh Allen, who started his 2020 season with career highs in passing yards, completions and attempts in a win over the Jets.

Bills host free agent linebacker Deon Lacey, who was with team in 2017 and ‘18 | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Lacey, 30, played in 16 games with the Bills in 2017 and 2018 and spent last season with the Miami Dolphins.

Erie County Dept. of Health warning fans who plan on traveling to Miami for Bills-Dolphins game - WKBW TV
If you are planning on traveling to Miami for Sunday's Bills-Dolphins game, know that when you come back to Western New York, you'll have to quarantine for 14 days.

Marv Levy: ‘My father could have been one of those ‘suckers’ and ‘losers’ ‘ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
You don’t often hear an inflection of anger in Levy’s diction, but this is different. This is personal—and he spits out “suckers and losers” with particular pique.

Watch now: When neighbor puts up Jets flag, Bills fan paints his own house in team colors | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The video was posted on CNN and shared by Barstool Sports and had more than 300,000 views by late Monday night.

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