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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/29: Bills blank Packers

Josh Allen put on a show in the preseason finale.

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The Buffalo Bills wrapped up their preseason schedule with a convincing 19-0 victory over the Green Bay Packers Saturday on a sunny afternoon at Highmark Stadium. Today’s edition of the daily links highlights the good (Josh Allen, head coach Sean McDermott’s play calling and game planning, Gabriel Davis, and the Bills’ goal-line, red-zone and fourth-down defense) and the bad (the run defense, Cam Lewis, Bobby Hart and Tommy Doyle) from Buffalo’s win as the Bills ran their preseason winning streak to eight.

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Josh Allen looks sharp as Bills extend their preseason winning streak

In his first action of the 2021 season, Josh Allen was terrific, completing 20 of 26 passes for 194 yards with two touchdowns, including a touchdown strike to Gabriel Davis to convert on 3rd-and-20.

Observations from Buffalo’s Week 3 win

What else stood out from the shutout win? Emmanuel Sanders fared well in his Buffalo debut, the Bills’ up-tempo offense and third-down offense were dialed in, Micah Hyde and A.J. Epenesa were all over the field, and Justin Zimmer’s strong preseason play continued.

Brandon Beane fielding trade calls for DL, DE positions

During the third quarter of Saturday’s preseason finale win over Green Bay, Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane joined the broadcast to reveal how other teams have been calling to talk trades for some of Buffalo’s defensive ends.

Predicting the 53-man roster

There’s going to be plenty of difficult decisions for the Bills, who must trim their roster to 53 players by 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday. ESPN and The Athletic take their turn at projecting how many wide receivers and defensive linemen Buffalo will keep, whether Buffalo keeps two or three quarterbacks, and more.

QB Josh Allen cracks NFL Network’s Top 100 Players list

After earning the first All-Pro honor of his young career and finishing as NFL MVP runner-up, Allen took a quantum leap in NFL Network’s rankings, jumping from No. 87 to No. 10 for the 2021 season.

Odds and ends

Discover the biggest surprises, biggest disappointments, and biggest remaining questions for the Bills to answer as they head into the regular season, learn how All-Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White and rookie wide receiver/returner Marquez Stevenson made their way from childhood friends in Shreveport, Louisiana to teammates in Buffalo, and more!