BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — For the first time this season, the Buffalo Bills had two wide receivers surpass 100 yards in a game with Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley both putting up big numbers in the team's 48-19 win over the Denver Broncos. It feels like a long time coming for a wide receiving corps that's been so solid.
"Our guys are doing a good job of getting open,"Allen said about his teammates. "It's my job to give them a chance to catch the ball and they've been doing a really good job with that."
"It always brings energy and juice to the offense when you're putting up points like that. We want to do that every game," Beasley said after the win. "Anytime you can do that in the NFL, it says a lot about your team and the guys that you have."
Beasley finished with eight catches for 112 yards. He now has 950 yards through 15 games and is closing in on becoming the second Bills wide receiver to surpass 1,000 yards this season [along with Diggs].
Diggs, meanwhile, finished with 11 catches for 147 yards and with his first catch of the game, broke the franchise record for most catches by a Bills WR in a single season. With 1,314 yards through 14 games, he's 55 yards away from breaking the franchise record for most receiving yards in a single season, a record Eric Moulds holds with 1,368.
Diggs left Saturday's game with an injury but was seen celebrating with teammates on the sideline following their win. Coach Sean McDermott didn't have an update for reporters after the game but Kim Jones of the NFL Network said the injury isn't serious and Diggs should be good to go next week.
Saturday's game saw Allen take shots down field and find open guys. It was his 7th 300-yard performance this season and with over 4,000 yards and counting, is closing in on the franchise record for most passing yards in a single season, a record currently held by Drew Bledsoe. While Allen has credited his teammates, he also gives a lot of credit to the guy calling the shots and giving Allen the chance to show what he can do.
"It means the world to me to know that he [Daboll] trusts me enough to listen to my input," Allen said. "When it's a play I suggest to him, and he calls it, and it hits, it feels extra special."
With Josh Allen's touchdown pass to Jake Kumerow in the 2nd quarter, the Bills tied an NFL record with 13 different players catching a touchdown this season. Their depth is a big reason as to why this Bills offense is so dangerous. But what's stood out as of late is their play in the 3rd quarter. After starting the season on a low note in that stat category, they've now outscored their opponents 41-10 in their last three games.
"No matter how good or bad the first half is going, we understand the 3rd quarter, especially when we're getting the ball to start, being able to go out there," Allen said about their mentality coming out of the locker room. "We've been stepping up to the challenge, and we're going out there and executing and that's all there is to it."