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Episode 8 - Squished the Fish and On to Indianapolis
The Bills finished the clean sweep of the AFC East with a one sided beatdown of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. With both teams playing for playoff implications, it was the Buffalo Bills who got the job done and locked up what was necessary. The Dolphins however, were sent home.
Buffalo came out swinging with starters Josh Allen and company, who played a half of football and put up four scores on Miami. Josh Allen connected to Isaiah McKenzie for two touchdowns, John Brown for another, and a punt return touchdown for McKenzie as well, giving the Bills firm control of the game at halftime.
Sean McDermott started the backups in the second half, and they were relentless, keeping the pressure on Miami, and Tua folded under the pressure. It was a strong showing of the depth that GM Brandon Beane has established for this team, and McDermott's ability to coach his team to the standard that he did. Miami looked like a team that was playing for nothing.
Buffalo will host it's first playoff game in some time next Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts, coached by "Comeback" legend Frank Reich. It will be quite the moment, as the Bills try to avoid the notion that they can't win a playoff game.
Episode 7 - Bills finish Patriots sweep with lopsided victory
In another dominant victory for this team, the Buffalo Bills handed the Patriots one of the most overwhelming losses of the Bill Belichick era with a 38-9 score. It was another significant and dominant Bills victory on their path to the post season, and one that both the Bills and Pats won't soon forget.
Josh Allen finished the night breaking a single season team record, as well as Stefon Diggs. It was just another night at the office for the Buffalo Bills, who owned the Patriots in all three phases. It's not every day that Bill Belichick doesn't have an answer to what you are throwing his way, but that's exactly what happened.
For the Patriots, it left much uncertainty for their future, as they face a much more pivotal off season than in years past. The changing of the guard is complete however, for the time being, as the Bills march toward post season glory, with a final showdown against the spry Miami Dolphins who are looking for a crack at the post season as well.
Episode 6 - Bills capture first AFC East Title since 1995 with dominant win over Denver
It's been a while, but the Buffalo Bills are now AFC East Champions after 25 years! It's a huge accomplishment in an effort to make people forget about that last 20 years, but not the endgame for this Bills team. In fact, their sights are set much higher than this achievement.
Buffalo rolled into Denver on Saturday, and had another significant team victory. Winning 48-19, there were few moments where the Broncos looked to threaten the Bills lead. Buffalo continued to look like a Super Bowl contender with their performance.
On offense, Josh Allen scored four touchdowns, two by air, and two with his own feet. Allen continues to set and be on pace for many franchise records. What's been the best aspect, is how the 24 year old signal caller, has morphed into one of the league's finest, with a poise and control of the offense like we've never seen before.
Offensive playmakers also reaped the reward of Allen's significant play. Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley both hauled in over 100 yards each. The running game, while not a significant identity of this team, performed well, when called upon.
The defense left little optimism for Denver yesterday, as they had their way with the opposing offense. The Bills were all over Drew Lock and company, forcing them to punt on a majority of their possessions. The defense continues to operate very balanced, and it has paid off in dividends for the entire Bills team.
Buffalo has to play two division rivals in the final weeks, in the Patriots and Dolphins, but a win next week should have the Bills considering resting starters to avoid any injury scares before the playoffs.
Episode 5 - Bills shine in win versus Steelers
In what was expected to be the Bills toughest remaining opponent in the last quarter of the season, Buffalo won a decisive victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, at home, on Sunday Night Football. It was a statement victory for this young team as they look to move up the ranks and jockey for position in a deep AFC playoff picture.
Things were kept interesting in the first half, as there were multiple punts and 3 and outs. Pittsburgh was the first team on the board, with the Bills following up with a field goal, and just before halftime, a momentum changing pick - six from Taron Johnson. Johnson was one of two unlikely defensive heroes on the day, and it was all Buffalo after he put points on he board.
What came next was a dominant Bills half of Buffalo that involved Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs torching the Steelers secondary together, with help from Cole Beasley and others. The Bills defense showed up big, again, as they look to return to last year's form. Any spark that the Steelers had for a comeback, was ultimately stomped out by Levi Wallace, who picked off "Big" Ben, and that was game. It was a tactfully scripted game, and a solid team win.
Buffalo has all of the momentum, and are finally looking the part of a Super Bowl Contender. The playoffs are unofficially guaranteed at this point, but it's the Buffalo Bills that control their own destiny beyond that.
Episode 4 - Bills dominate 49ers
Buffalo went into Arizona on Monday Night with ice in their veins, and walked away with a big victory over the defending NFC Champions, the San Francisco 49ers. A much better way to leave the same stadium that had them in heartbreak several weeks ago.
The Bills, from start to finish, were relentless on the 49ers, and didn't leave much room for optimism after the first quarter. Buffalo dominated offensively, with Josh Allen having his way with this 49ers secondary. 4 touchdowns and nearly 400 yards by air is a solid performance against a Top 10 ranked defense.
Speaking of defense, the Bills continued to impress, in both run defense, and passing. San Francisco's Raheem Mostert was the most important facet of this offense heading into this game. Buffalo brought the heat, and made San Francisco one dimensional, and that's right where they wanted Nick Mullens to be. It was an impressive game plan, and it paid off in dividends.
Buffalo plays Pittsburgh this week, who are coming off of their first loss of the season against the Washington Football Team. They'll either play against a very angry, yet relieved team who doesn't have to worry about being perfect anymore, or a spiritually defeated team, whose loss last week will spiral them out of control a tad more. Regardless, this is a great opportunity to make a statement on prime time football against one of the best teams in the NFL today.
Episode 3 - Bills subdue Chargers; Where will they play the 49ers next week?
Another week, and another "w" for the Buffalo Bills, as they defeated a rebuilding Chargers team on Sunday by score of 27-17. While it wasn't the prettiest victory, the game was a lot closer than the score would tell you. It was a gritty win for the fresh Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo has it's strongest defensive performance of the year, holding the Chargers run game to 76 yards, which is significant with all factors considered. The return of underrated running back Austin Ekeler wasn't enough in the rush. The Bills defense hasn't had too many games as great as this against the running backs.
Offensively, the team showed that it could move the ball effectively, with or without John Brown. Rookie Wide Receiver Gabriel Davis stepped up in a big way, hauling in a touchdown reception from Cole Beasley, and leading in receiving yards on the team for the first time this season. Davis's future appears bright, and it's another testament to how deep this roster is that Brandon Beane has created.
The Bills play the 49ers on the road next week, although the location is uncertain at this point. San Francisco will be the team without a home going forward in 2020, and the Bills can't underestimate this depleted, yet passionate football team.
Sometimes y’all kinda basic
Took 12 minutes to start saying something ‘relevant’, then I made my list in 30 seconds, and began listening to the discussion. Just lacked anything original or interesting. Stopped listening halfway through. Sorry. I sometimes like you guys. I’m a major Bills fan. I Listen to many Bills podcasts. But this episode fell short. Quarantine forgiveness is granted. It’s just hard to force sports talk these days. Go Bills!✊🏾🏈🙏🏾
some pods are real good with lots of potential, others are unlistenable with people talking loudly over each other, and useless discussion.
I get some of sarcasm, but the podcast could use some real improvement.