With another beatdown in week 2 over the Titans, the Buffalo Bills comfortably move to 2-0 on the season. The game was well over in the third quarter, and the Bills looked every bit as dominant as their preseason hype has warranted.
The defense continued to look fierce holding the Titans to 187 total yards of offense, while forcing four turnovers, and only giving up seven points.
Another scoring explosion saw the Bills score 41 points. They have outscored opponents 72-17 in the first two weeks.
The two main people to look at are of course Bills quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Diggs, in his third season in Buffalo with Allen, has enjoyed the two best years of his career. Starting incredibly strong again, Diggs is on pace for career highs across the board. Allen’s quest for MVP continued Monday night with another big performance.
Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs tortured the Tennessee Titans all game. Allen finished 26/38 for 317 yards and four touchdowns. Diggs caught 12 passes for 148 and was on the receiving end of three of Allen’s touchdown passes.
— NFL (@NFL) September 20, 2022
Digg’s 12 catches were the most by any receiver in week two. His 20 receptions through two games rank second to Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp. Digg’s leads the NFL in touchdowns through two weeks with four.
Allen to Diggs has become the staple in the Buffalo Bills offense the last few years. Since 2020 (regular season): Josh Allen has thrown for 9,565 yards, 857 completions (1,050 attempts), and 80 touchdown passes. Stefon Diggs has been the lucky recipient on 3,030 yards, 250 receptions (353 targets), and 22 touchdowns in 35 regular season games together.
To put it into perspective how good these two have been, let’s look at how two other great QB-WR duos have done in years past:
Patrick Mahomes & Tyreek Hill (58 games):
Mahomes– 1,425 completions (2,148 attempts), 17,254 yards, 143 touchdown passes
Hill– 331 receptions (502 targets), 4,538 receiving yards, 42 receiving touchdowns
Aaron Rodgers & Davante Adams (108 games):
Rodgers– 2,482 completions (3,828 attempts), 28,368 passing yards, 237 touchdown passes.
Adams– 622 receptions (937 targets), 7,590 receiving yards, 69 receiving touchdowns.
These two deadly duos have recently split, but they have been the standard the last few years for quarterback back and wide receiver play. If you compare Allen and Digg’s number through their games together, they are right on pace historically with two of the best duos the games seen.
Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp deservingly so are near the top of the list. Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase enter the conversation as well. Stafford-Kupp, Burrow-Chase, Allen-Diggs are the three biggest QB-WR threats in the NFL today.
Allen is still tapping into his full potential and should only get better as a passer, which is a scary thought. Diggs is the perfect pairing for Allen, a guy that is not afraid to make a play on any pass, and has an eye for the home run catches.
This pair should continue to be a force for years to come. Diggs, who was already really good on the Vikings, has turned into a superstar in Buffalo. His seemingly telepathic connection with Josh Allen is the same we’ve seen with the previously mentioned historic QB-WR duos. There will be many more touchdowns and big plays between these two, and every time they step on the field together it will be worth watching.
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