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Buffalo Bills Links, 9/21: Recapping how the Bills squished the Fish

Led by Josh Allen’s career day, the Bills are 2-0 for the second straight season.

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Coming off a 31-28 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 2, today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links has every angle of the victory covered!

There was plenty to like on Sunday: Josh Allen’s career game (passing for 417 yards with four touchdowns), Stefon Diggs’s stellar performance (eight catches for 153 yards and his first TD with the Bills), the offensive line providing ample time for Allen to throw the ball (only one sack allowed) and the quick-strike offense recording three plays of 46 yards or more, to Jordan Poyer’s big day on defense (eight tackles, one sack, two quarterback hurries), a huge goal-line stand, and linebacker Tyrel Dodson filling in admirably with Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano sidelined (seven tackles and two passes defensed).

There were also plenty of areas of improvement for the Bills, beginning with Levi Wallace and a defense that got torched by ex-Bill Ryan Fitzpatrick for 410 yards of total offense (328 passing yards for Fitzy), the linebackers who allowed Mike Gesicki to run wild for eight catches, 130 yards and a TD, and Dawson Knox, who had a big fumble and dropped pass before leaving the game with a concussion.

Catch up on everything from Week 2 with the daily links!


Josh Allen has the game of his life in Bills victory - Democrat & Chronicle
Josh Allen threw for a career-high 417 yards and four TDs as the Bills beat the Dolphins 31-28 Sunday.

Bills hold off Dolphins for wild 31-28 win in Miami - WGR 550
Josh Allen throws for more than 400 yards for the first time in his NFL career as the Buffalo Bills win a wild 31-28 affair over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.

Game story: Josh Allen tosses 4 TDs as Bills hold off Dolphins - newyorkupstate.com
The third-year pro threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns, both personal bests.

Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs propelled the offense to a big day in Miami - BuffaloBills.com
Chris Brown provides analysis on Josh’s big day through the air, Stefon Diggs’s domination and the defense’s goal-line stand.

Arrow Up/Arrow Down: Bills at Dolphins - WGR 550
Sal Capaccio’s Arrow Up/Arrow Down column this week recaps what was good and what was bad in the Buffalo Bills’ 31-28 win over the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Week 2.

Hot reads: When things get more bizarre, Josh Allen delivers another big-time game | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
After having his first 300-yard passing game in last week’s win against the New York Jets, Josh Allen outdid himself with a 417-yard, four-touchdown performance against the Dolphins.

Josh Allen thrashes Dolphins for 400 yards, 4 TDs; Bills win, 31-28 (instant observations) - newyorkupstate.com
Stefon Diggs catches 8 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Report Card: Josh Allen, passing offense earn easy A+ in win | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Grading the Bills in their 31-28 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.

Bills report card: Josh Allen and Buffalo offense are putting on a show - Democrat & Chronicle
Sal Maiorana grades the Bills after their 31-28 victory over the Dolphins in Week 2.

Josh Allen, Bills offense save the day versus Dolphins (Week 2 report card) - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills’ offense looks like the real deal.

“Ice water in his veins’: Josh Allen enjoys huge day, Bills edge Dolphins - Democrat & Chronicle
Josh Allen erupts for 417 yards and 4 TDs as Bills beat Dolphins.

Bills QB Josh Allen posts career highs for 2nd straight week - ESPN.com Buffalo Bills blog
Josh Allen followed a career-best performance in Week 1 with another one against the Dolphins, throwing for 417 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday’s win.

Bills QB Josh Allen joins rare company after first two weeks | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Josh Allen followed the first 300-yard passing day of his career with his first 400-yard passing day.

Bills’ Josh Allen joins exclusive company following outing vs. Dolphins - newyorkupstate.com
Allen is the fourth quarterback in NFL history to accomplish this feat.

End the debate now: Josh Allen is a franchise quarterback - WGR 550
After putting up 417 yards passing and leading the Buffalo Bills to the top offensive ranking in several categories in the AFC, it’s time to end the debate: Josh Allen is a franchise quarterback.

Column: Josh Allen verifies he’s a franchise QB as Bills go to 2-0 | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Even if it’s only two games into the season and 30 into his NFL career, Josh Allen has put the official “verified” stamp on his status as a franchise quarterback.

So, is Josh Allen good? - WGR 550
57 completions on 81 attempts, 719 yards and six touchdowns. That’s the raw stat line for Josh Allen through the first two games of the 2020 campaign, leaving nearly every Buffalo Bills fan with the same feeling of jubilation to start the season.

It’s a whole new ballgame vs. man coverage for Josh Allen, Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Man up against Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills at your peril.

Stefon Diggs’ chemistry with Bills QB Josh Allen cannot be ignored (8 reasons to be encouraged, 2 reasons to be worried) - newyorkupstate.com
Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs are off to a fast start in Buffalo.

In Diggs and additions, Bills’ offense has ‘big-time players making big-time plays’ | Buffalo Sports | buffalonews.com
The Bills are a trendy pick to win the AFC East for the first time in a quarter century.

‘SHOUT!’ postgame podcast: Offense comes through as Buffalo Bills improve to 2-0 - newyorkupstate.com
Beat writers Matt Parrino and Ryan Talbot break down the AFC East showdown in Miami.

Bills Today | Rookie playmakers earn praise from the quarterback - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills on Monday, Sept. 21.

Defensive-minded McDermott on Bills’ offense: ‘I don’t like winning 11-9. I like winning’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Through two games in 2020, the Bills are averaging 28.5, with 31 points vs. Miami and 27 vs. the Jets in the opener.

10 observations: Defense survives tough day without Edmunds and Milano | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The Bills’ defense was tested all game by Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Miami offense.

Bills vs. Dolphins - Game Recap - September 20, 2020 - ESPN
Get a recap of the Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins football game.

What Gabriel Davis, Micah Hyde + others said about the Week 2 victory over Miami - BuffaloBills.com
Bills players share their thoughts on Josh Allen’s big day, Tyrel Dodson’s first start and starting the 2020 season 2-0.

Josh Allen: “We Believe in Our Playmakers” - BuffaloBills.com
Quarterback Josh Allen discusses his career passing day, being aggressive on offense, and another fourth-quarter comeback.

Josh Allen’s best plays from Buffalo’s Week 2 win over Miami - BuffaloBills.com
Watch Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s best plays against the Dolphins during his Week 2 match-up.

Stefon Diggs’ best catches from 153-yard game | Bills at Dolphins - BuffaloBills.com
Watch Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs’s best catches from 153-yard game during his Week 2 match-up.

What makes Ryan Fitzpatrick so special? His Bills teammates have stories – The Athletic
“He made me push farther than I thought I could go and do. That was my favorite year in the NFL playing in front of Fitzy.” (Subscription required).

Broadcast outage, lightning delay provide dose of 2020 to Bills’ win | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
A power outage in South Florida meant the CBS television feed was lost for about 20 minutes during the first half of the Bills’ thrilling 31-28 win over the Dolphins.

Judging Week 2 NFL overreactions - Dak Prescott’s 2021 megadeal, Josh Allen for MVP and more - ESPN.com
Dak Prescott will be the NFL’s highest-paid player next year. Josh Allen is actually underrated now. Let’s overreact to Week 2.

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Circling the Wagons: Josh Allen carries Buffalo Bills to 31-28 win over Miami Dolphins - Buffalo Rumblings
We recap yesterday’s win and Josh Allen’s game.

Buffalo Bills 31, Miami Dolphins 28: Rapid recap and notes - Buffalo Rumblings
The new age of Bills offense has arrived!

Five Takeaways: Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs are so good together in Week 2 win - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills are on a winning trajectory.

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen sets career high 417 yards passing one week after setting career high for yards passing - Buffalo Rumblings
What a day.

Stefon Diggs racking up the catches in first two weeks as a Buffalo Bills receiver - Buffalo Rumblings
Diggs has been very good.

Buffalo Bills TE Dawson Knox leaves game against Miami Dolphins - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills are down a tight end.

Miami Dolphins failed to sell 12,000 tickets for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
And we were worried about a competitive advantage.

Buffalo Bills Super Fan Pinto Ron talks streaks and navigating the 2020 NFL season - Buffalo Rumblings
Ken Johnson boasts the longest consecutive-games streak in the NFL.