3 Bills takeaways from easy Week 10 win over Jets
The Buffalo Bills had a dominant victory over the New York Jets on Sunday. It was an excellent bounce-back win following a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bills dominated from start to finish, winning 45-17. They were firing on all facets and had total control. Although the Jets aren’t a great team, this was a phenomenal win for the Bills to get back on track.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen had a great game, which was important following their abysmal offense against the Jaguars.
Here are three Bills takeaways from their easy Week 10 win over the Jets.
3. Stefon Diggs is finding his rhythm
Diggs is one of the best receivers in the league but struggled to get going early in the season. That all changed against the Jets, as he had eight receptions for 162 yards and a touchdown. Allen had success finding him downfield, especially when he was in one-on-one coverage.
Diggs is able to get himself open with ease due to his elite route-running ability. He has finally hit his stride and he should have a significant impact for the Bills the rest of the season.
2. They have a top-tier secondary
The Bills secondary has been overlooked as they have a top-tier unit in the NFL. Many often direct their attention to the star-studded offense with Allen and Diggs, but the defense has been vital to the team’s success this season.
Against the Jets, the Bills had four interceptions and a forced fumble, helping them seize control of the game from the get-go. Levi Wallace, Taron Johnson, Jordan Poyer, and Tre’Davious White all came away with an interception, while Micah Hyde recovered a fumble. The secondary having playmaking ability creates more opportunities for Allen and the offense to score points. If they can create turnovers on a regular basis, it will become a nightmare for offenses to go up against.
Last season, the Bills could not get past the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, as they allowed 38 points. With the way the defense has stepped up this year, the Bills have a good shot at making it to the Super Bowl.
1. Bills are still a contender
After their loss to the Jaguars, all eyes were on Sean McDermott’s team to have a bounce-back win. The Bills not only did that but completely dominated the game. They went out onto the field with something to prove and showcased why they are still a contender in the AFC.
Buffalo now sits as the two seed in the AFC behind the Tennessee Titans. It will be a difficult journey for Allen and the Bills to make another deep postseason run, but they have the talent to get it done. The offense will need to stay consistent and have a more reliable run game. That has been a big weakness for them this season, but it was improved against the Jets. They had 24 carries for 139 yards and four touchdowns. Having the threat of a rushing attack will open up the passing game for Allen to find his receivers.
The Bills now move on to take on the Indianapolis Colts at home. The Colts are coming off of a 23-17 victory over the Jaguars. Every game moving forward will be pivotal for McDermott and company as they are fighting to get the top seed in the AFC. They will have to surpass the Titans, who have a two-game lead in the standings and hold the tiebreaker as they defeated them in their matchup.