AFC East Reporter
The Buffalo Payments offense is not capturing prefer it ought to. Josh Allen is not performing on the constant elite stage we anticipate of him. And whereas it is uncommon to get the prospect so as to add a game-changing expertise in Week 12, the Payments can just do that.
They will signal Odell Beckham Jr.
Would they moderately add a robust working again or a digger from an offensive lineman? In fact. That is actually greater than they want. However Beckham is one of the best they will get. And he makes some sense.
Not that this offense is absolutely sick. In Week 9, the Payments had a poor displaying in opposition to the New York Jets protection, which reasserted its elite standing by limiting the Patriots’ offense to 3 factors on Sunday. (New England acquired a particular groups landing to win the sport 10-3.) In Week 10, the Payments offense scored 30 factors in opposition to an excellent Vikings staff.
Total, Buffalo is scoring the second most factors per sport (28.1) with the third most passing yards per sport (283.3). We’re not an offense in a time of determined want. And maybe that is why the Payments seem like falling out of the Beckham race, with the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys aggressively competing for Beckham’s providers. He’ll go to them each after Thanksgiving.
OBJ exchanges tweets with Micah Parsons after Cowboys win
Odell Beckham Jr. famous the Cowboys’ dominance on Sunday, tweeting “they went loopy at the moment” adopted by the attention emoji. Micah Parsons responded with a “let’s go then” and DeMarcus Lawrence chimed in saying, “they positive did, they made the suitable name.” Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe talk about the potential of OBJ touchdown with the Cowboys.
The Payments must get again within the combine.
Buffalo is displaying a higher depth of offensive manufacturing than in current weeks. The Payments actually began their working sport on Sunday in opposition to the Cleveland Browns. Devin Singletary had 18 carries for 86 yards and a landing. Much more spectacular, James Cook dinner had 11 carries for 86 yards. The rookie working again lastly appears able to convey that explosive ingredient to Buffalo’s offense. He had runs of 29 yards, 17 yards and 16 yards in Week 11. The Payments made higher use of these working backs than in earlier video games.
As for the passing sport, after a number of weeks of relying an excessive amount of on Stefon Diggs, the Payments gave the ball to tight finish Dawson Knox for seven catches and 70 yards. Large receiver Gabe Davis additionally had stable numbers: 5 receptions, 68 yards.
So you might be questioning: Why go after Beckham? As a result of the Payments did all that in opposition to the Browns. Cleveland has allowed the second most factors per sport within the NFL (26.9). They’re enjoying supremely unhealthy protection. It is no shock that the Payments have loved a correct sport. (Though it wasn’t excellent: Davis took a brutal knockdown on the second drive and Allen began the sport 4-for-10 within the passing sport. Each gamers rallied.)
It could be equally shocking to see Buffalo expertise offensive issues once more, significantly once they face AFC East rivals within the Jets and Patriots (twice). To make issues worse, the Payments will doubtless face the Lions in Thanksgiving, the Dolphins in Week 15 and the Bengals in Week 17.
It is a powerful race forward in a division that presently boasts 4 groups with profitable data.
The Payments cannot afford to let Beckham get out of hand. Nearly as good as their offense is, it needs to be actually particular. They want extra to make the playoffs and make their Tremendous Bowl run.
The veteran receiver is 30 years outdated and is coming back from an ACL harm. There is no assure he’ll be capable to make an affect in 2022. Frankly, there is no assure he’ll be capable to make an affect, interval. Nevertheless it’s definitely worth the danger as a result of Allen is the quarterback who can get essentially the most out of the large receiver.
Von Miller predicts Odell Beckham Jr. will signal with Buffalo
In mid-October, Von Miller doubled down on his prediction that OBJ would be a part of him as a member of the Payments. Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe react to the potential of OBJ becoming a member of Josh Allen, Stefan Diggs and the Payments’ offense.
Even with Allen’s elite arm energy, his common depth of goal (9.2) ranks eighth. That is actually good, however it may be even higher. Final yr, Beckham had a median depth of goal of 13.9. However Beckham is not only a deep risk. He wasn’t afraid to catch the ball up the center to maneuver the chains. He caught 14 passes on 18 targets on quick and mid-number passes with the Rams final yr.
The tickets are completely loaded. You possibly can’t refute that. Because of this, they’ve just about no wage cap house. However Buffalo is within the YOLO section of Allen’s profession. He will play a few of his finest soccer for the subsequent 5 years. Why not get him as many weapons as attainable, particularly after seeing numerous WR2 Davis inconsistencies?
Beckham is about to make his determination subsequent week. The Payments ought to make certain they’re one in every of their finest choices.
Earlier than becoming a member of FOX Sports activities as a reporter for the AFC East, Henry McKenna spent seven years masking the Patriots for the USA TODAY Sports activities Media Group and Boston Globe Media. Observe him on Twitter at @McKennAnalysis.
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