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Buffalo Bills Links, 9/24: Milano, Edmunds return to practice

Plus, Josh Allen earned the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, there was both good news and bad news on the injury front heading into Sunday’s Week 3 clash vs. the Los Angeles Rams. The good? Linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano returned to the practice field Wednesday. The bad? Wide receiver Cole Beasley, defensive tackle Ed Oliver, defensive end Jerry Hughes and tight end Dawson Knox were among the starters held out of practice.

We go to the tape to dissect how quarterback Josh Allen was able to capitalize on a creative game plan from offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to earn AFC East Offensive Player of the Week honors after shredding the Miami Dolphins for a career-high 417 passing yards with four touchdowns.

We also take a look ahead at Sunday’s match-up with the Rams and try to figure out how the Bills will slow down All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald, analyze the match-up between red-hot Bills receiver Stefon Diggs and cornerback Jalen Ramsey, discuss why cornerback Levi Wallace needs to up his game moving forward, relive the day former Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers scored his first professional TD in Buffalo, and much more!

Bills injury update: Tremaine Edmunds, Matt Milano return; Cole Beasley, Ed Oliver, Zack Moss didn’t practice Wednesday -
Bills injury report quite a long one on Wednesday ahead of Rams game Sunday.

Matt Milano, Tremaine Edmunds both practice for Bills - WGR 550
After both missing Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills linebackers Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds were both back on the practice field for the team on Wednesday.

Bills linebackers Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds to return to practice field | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Bills linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano were at practice Wednesday, head coach Sean McDermott said.

Bills All-22 Review: How they set the stage for Allen’s best passing game – The Athletic
Allen took advantage of Daboll’s creative game plan with his execution, and the offense picked up the defense against Miami. (Subscription required).

How dominant has Bills’ Josh Allen been? He has more yards than 22 teams | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Allen has a league-best 729 yards passing and 75 yards rushing.

Just start calling him Air Allen - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills fans can stop being envious of other teams with pass-efficient quarterbacks, because they are in the club now thanks, in large part, to Josh Allen and the offensive play calling of offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.

Bills Today | Offense continues to earn national attention -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Thursday, Sept. 24.

Bills’ Josh Allen named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for 4 TD performance vs. Dolphins -
Allen threw for 417 yards against Miami, going over the 400-yard mark for the first time in his career.

Allen named AFC Offensive Player of the Week - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 417-yard, four touchdown passing performance against the Miami Dolphins in South Florida.

Bills’ Josh Allen named AFC Offensive Player of the Week | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
He joins Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas as the only Bills players to win the honor three times.

Where did Josh Allen land on Kurt Warner’s list of Top 5 QBs of Week 2 -
Find out where Josh Allen lands on NFL Network’s Kurt Warner’s list of top-five quarterback performances from Week 2 of the 2020 season.

Josh Allen: Rams' plan? Apply stressful pressure on Bills QB -
The Rams' defensive coordinator compared pressure to driving through Upstate New York.

Aaron Donald presents a huge challenge for the Bills - Democrat & Chronicle
The Bills’ offense will have to find a way to prevent Rams DT Aaron Donald from being a disruptive force Sunday.

Stefon Diggs turns focus from fast start to Rams’ Jalen Ramsey | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Whatever glow there was in the wake of Sunday’s passing extravaganza in Miami, it was gone for Buffalo Bills receiver Stefon Diggs on Wednesday.

What Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs + others said about the Bills vs. Rams | Week 3 -
Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Jordan Poyer and Devin Singletary addressed the team's mindset as they prepare to face the Rams.

Bills CB Levi Wallace needs to pick up his play - Democrat & Chronicle
The one area of concern on the Bills defense heading into 2020 was Levi Wallace, and sure enough the cornerback has struggled thus far.

Bills vs. Rams airs on FOX Sunday: Syracuse affiliate picks it over Giants vs. 49ers -
Bills fans in Syracuse will get the Bills-Rams game Sunday instead of New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers.

Considering blackout and weather delay, Bills-Miami TV rating is strong | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
There was a 21-minute blackout and a 34-minute weather delay for lightning, which led CBS to switch to Pittsburgh’s victory over Denver in those time periods.

Column: Gale Sayers scored first pro TD in Buffalo, and met Brian Piccolo here | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Sayers’s first pro score came on a 1-yard touchdown run for the West in the second quarter of the All-America Game in Buffalo on June 26, 1965.

Josh Allen cereal now for sale at Wegmans - Democrat & Chronicle
Josh Allen’s new cereal, Josh’s Jaqs, is available at Wegmans. The Bills QB was also named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

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Buffalo Bills swamped with injuries in first practice report after Miami Dolphins game - Buffalo Rumblings
Eight starters showed up on the list in some fashion.

AFC Playoff Picture: How many 2-0 teams make the postseason on average? - Buffalo Rumblings

BBR: Stefon Diggs, John Brown and the Buffalo Bills receivers making an early impact - Buffalo Rumblings
The receivers are making an immediate impact for Buffalo.

Overarching thoughts on Buffalo Bills’ victory against Miami Dolphins - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills are 2-0 for the second consecutive season, and Josh Allen is to thank for it.

Jamie D & Big Newt: Has Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen Arrived? - Buffalo Rumblings
Or is he padding stats against weak opponents?

All-22 Analysis: Buffalo Bills DT Ed Oliver vs. the Miami Dolphins - Buffalo Rumblings
How did the second-year defensive tackle do against the Dolphins?

Buffalo Bills make four practice squad moves - Buffalo Rumblings
Re-signed Nate Becker, Antonio Williams. Released Jason Croom. Boehm placed on injured list.