July 18, 2019

37 points and it could have been more
Buffalo's offense put up 37 points for the first time in 16 games. Josh Allen was effective with his feet and with his arm. He was efficient and mostly made good decisions. He didn't turn the ball over.
It wan an impressive performance, no doubt.
So impressive that Jay Skurski's report card shows A's for both the running game and the passing game.
Still, even though things were mostly good, Allen, who had a career-high passer rating, still found things to grumble about. He was rightfully unamused by missing Frank Gore on a third-and-3 play late in the third quarter.
“Obviously, putting 37 points up is great,” Allen said. “Still a few things I’ve got to clean up, a few easy misses here and there.”
McDermott downplays Daboll's move upstairs: Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has called plays from the booth upstairs before, but had been on the sideline for every game so far in 2019. “Just another perspective, another set of eyes upstairs," the head coach said about the coordinator. Coincidence or not, it worked on Sunday, Skurski says at the top of his observations off the 37-20 win.
Why John Brown got the ball so much: The receiver now owns the franchise record for most receiving yards by a Bill in the team's first 10 games. Brown was targeted 14 times. He is undoubtedly the team's best weapon at wide receiver. Allen and him getting and staying on the same page and making an effort to keep Brown involved in the offense is certainly a good development.
Duke does his waiting: Duke Williams was inactive again Sunday. The Bills have been far from perfect getting production out of their receivers, so the fact that Williams can't get on the field is a bit telling, even if it hasn't been a popular move in the eyes of Bills fans. “I'm just waiting for when they let me off the leash,” Williams said.
How Tremaine Edmunds inspired the Bills: During a meeting inside the hotel the Bills were staying at in Florida, the linebacker morphed from lead-by-example guy to a more vocal leader. "Me being a leader, I just wanted to take my leadership a step forward, just talk to the team," Edmunds said. "A lot of guys, they look at me as a laid-back guy. I am. But it's always been in me. Vic Carucci has more on how the 21-year-old inspired the team.
Allen exploits Miami's pass-rush problems: Miami's sack total is tied for the lowest in the NFL. Allen knew that coming and knew the Dolphins were also without their top pass rusher. That all led to Allen having a field day. Here's Mark Gaughan's look at the Bills slicing up Miami's defense in the plays that shaped the game.
The Bills kept their foot on the gas: And here's Gaughan's quarter-by-quarter breakdown analyzing the game in four quarters.
Playoff picture: The Bills have the third-best record in the AFC but would be the top wildcard seed if the season ended today. They're in a good position to make a run to the playoffs.
The last time the Bills were 7-3: It was 1999 and the Bills finished 11-5 before losing on a pretty memorable play in the playoffs. Buffalo is 7-3 for the eighth time in franchise history.
Pictures: Check out our photo gallery from the game Sunday
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