If you’re doing an NFL Week 4 power rankings and you don’t have the Buffalo Bills as the top-ranked team after they dismantled everyone’s darlings from Miami, you are simply looking at the standings as your rankings. Buffalo made sushi of the Dolphins on Sunday in a 28-point victory. Before we turn the page on this 48-20 win and the Bills locking up the top spot currently in the AFC East, let’s look back at five “would you believe me if I said…” stats from Week 4.
Would You Believe Me If I Said… The Bills love defensive line rotations?
Sean McDermott has not been afraid to roll out eight different defensive tackles and EDGE rushers this season. The new Buffalo defensive signal caller threw everything at Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday. Buffalo played Ed Oliver 71% of snaps, Greg Rousseau 57%, DaQuan Jones 55%, Leonard Floyd 54%, A.J. Epenesa 45%, Shaq Lawson 40%, Jordan Phillips 37%, and Tim Settle 31%. Oh yeah, the Bills also get Von Miller back in the next few weeks.
McDermott is killing teams with his DL rotation.
— Greg Vorse (@GregVorse) October 2, 2023
Would You Believe Me If I Said… Josh Allen is perfect?
No, I am not talking about his smile or acting chops. Josh Allen had a perfect passer rating of 158.3 on Sunday. According to NFL research, he became the second player to ever throw for 300+ yards, toss four or more touchdowns, rush for another TD, and have that perfect passer rating. The other player to do so was Aaron Rodgers in 2019.
Would You Believe Me If I Said… The Bills are the best team in the league?
It’s a dangerous game to make major proclamations off boxscore stats, but I feel point differential usually shakes out with the cream rising to the top. Through four weeks, including a Week 1 loss, the Bills have the best point differential at +84. The Chiefs are the next-best AFC team at +41. Miami is the second-best in the AFC East at +31.
Would You Believe Me If I Said… Joshua Patrick Allen isn’t worried about Vic Fangio?
I tweeted about this a lot during the offseason and am personally satisfied that Allen and the Bills made me look smarter than I am.
All summer Bills Mafia had to hear about how Vic Fangio was the missing piece in Miami. How he alone, as the new Miami defensive coordinator, would stop Allen and the Bills’ offense. It never made sense! Allen and Buffalo played against a Fangio-led Denver defense in 2020, and all they did was score 48 points, while Allen went 28/40 for 359 and two touchdowns with no picks. He added 33 rushing yards and two more scores on the ground. Combine that performance with yesterday, and Allen’s stats vs. Fangio are 49/65, 679 yards, six touchdowns, seven rushes, 50 yards, and three rushing touchdowns.
Would You Believe Me If I Said… Buffalo loves fresh sushi?
The Bills are undefeated at home against the Dolphins under McDermott. I could go deeper into the numbers, but I honestly feel that just leaving it there has to sting Miami just a bit more. Sometimes domination doesn’t need to be explained.
— Kevin Siracuse (@kevin_siracuse) October 1, 2023