With all due respect — and I said it before the season started — the Bills may have the best defense AND best offense in football. They’re certainly the best team, even with some key players down.
I was not able to watch the game live yesterday because I had to attend a memorial service…all I knew was they were down 7-0 early. When we left the service I checked the score and it was 20-20…I listed to the final 4:00 in the car on the way home. It was the Ravens broadcast and what fun it was to hear their dismay.
Then, last night, I watched the game already knowing the result, so the emotion was removed…and I fast-forwarded between plays so I didn’t hear most of the announcer b.s. My takeaway? This team is so good and so deep, and so well coached. Even in the first half the defense played great. Lamar is damn good and made some amazing plays. The turnovers hurt, as did so many drops (Crowder 2, Davis, Diggs, Cook). The Ravens did an excellent job of getting their hands up and deflecting at least 3 of Josh’s passes. We got some calls and breaks, and they got some calls and breaks, but at the end of the day Josh Allen proved, again, that HE is the best dual-threat QB in football.
The defense was simply stellar all game. Loved that they brought the heat on Lamar on that 4th down play…and what else can you say about Poyer. Baltimore was #2 on offense going in and didn’t get to 300 yards. This new D line absolutely does make a difference — and we’re playing without Oliver and Phillips! Milano is balling at an all-world level, and Edmunds is flying around as well. It’s a joy to watch. Damar Hamlin looked fast and comfortable out there.
Coaching was excellent throughout. Two half-ending drives leading to points, and beautiful strategy at the end not to allow Lamar another chance.
A 17-point come-from-behind win on the road like this can propel an already very good team to great heights. I’m very much looking forward to this run.
19 and 1, BABY!!!!!