After last night’s 31-10 thrashing of the Los Angeles Rams, the Buffalo Bills went from +600 to win the Super Bowl to +550. The addition of Von Miller had a great impact on what was already a well-organized and tough defense. Anyone watching last night could see the Bills are poised to take that next step in the pursuit of their first-ever Lombardi trophy. The team looked poised, but most importantly, Josh Allen must believe that he is capable of being the best player in the NFL, as he showed last night.
Before last night, the last time we saw Josh Allen on a football field was shaking Patrick Mahomes’ hand after one of the most exciting NFL Playoffs games in history. You see, Josh Allen was flawless on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Arrowhead Stadium. He did what all he COULD do to lead Buffalo to the AFC Championship.
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JOSH ALLEN TO GABE DAVIS FOR THE TOUCHDOWN!
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 24, 2022
Unfortunately, he never got the ball in overtime after his defense let the Chiefs tie the game with 13 seconds left in regulation, and his playoffs fate was at the mercy of a coin toss.
He had all winter, spring, and summer to get ready for the 2022 NFL Season. When the schedule came out that the Rams would be hosting the Bills to kick off the season on Thursday night, it seemed apropos that Josh Allen would be center stage to showcase he is ready and that his team is ready to not let a coin toss determine its fate this year.
If Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills stay healthy, they are going to easily go over their projected 11.5 wins, and maybe the AFC Playoffs will go through upstate New York while the Bills mafia is breaking tables pre-game…Josh Allen will be breaking hearts on the field this time.
I’ve always admired the bounce-back ability of world-class athletes when they suffer devastating losses in which their performances were outstanding, but it still wasn’t enough. How does one motivate themselves to get back up, work harder than the year before to achieve a goal the franchise he leads has never attained, and yet still unsure if it will matter in the end? My guess is Josh Allen needed some motivation in defeat.
As the Rams were the first opponent of the season for Josh Allen, I think Josh Allen found his motivation to start the year. Four years ago, in a GQ Article, Jalen Ramsey said, “I think Allen is trash, I don’t care what nobody say. He’s trash. That’s a stupid draft pick to me…It’s like: Yo, if you’re this good, why couldn’t you do better when you played big schools in college? He fits that mold, he’s a big, tall quarterback. Big arm, supposedly, I don’t see it, personally.”
Last night, Marcus Mosher, writer for Pro Football Focus, reported Jalen Ramsey allowed a perfect passer rating of 158.3 in Week, per Pro Football Focus’ initial grading. He was targeted seven times, allowing six receptions for 124 yards and 2 TDs.
I would love an invitation to the defensive backs meeting at the Rams facility next week. Jalen Ramsey didn’t see it with Josh Allen four years ago. My guess is that he sees it all now. And you know what…The NFL world has seen it, and we may all see it in February 2023.
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